Pattaya to launch homeless sweeps twice monthly

Friday, 18 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 3 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

City and police agencies plan to sweep Pattaya’s streets for homeless people twice a month, placing repeat offenders into shelters or deporting them.

Calling them damaging to Pattaya’s image as a tourist destination, Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn said the Pattaya Social Development and Human Security Department will work the Chonburi Immigration Police to round up suspected homeless people, record all their information in a computer database and arrange placement or deportation.

City and police agencies plan to round up suspected homeless people twice a month and arrange placement or deportation.City and police agencies plan to round up suspected homeless people twice a month and arrange placement or deportation.

Thais found on the street again after being interviewed will be sent to shelters such as the Nonthaburi Home for the Destitute and Baan Thap Kwang Foundation for the Homeless Youth in Saraburi.

Wutisak said illegal aliens are masquerading as tourists in Pattaya, but those found without passports will be deported back to their home countries.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:48 posted by Dana

    We have the same problems in Boston, a modern urban area in the USA. Weak economies produce social symptoms. Thailand is not unique.

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