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Just get a letter from your embassy

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5
Editor; Re: Old guys in Pattaya (PM Mailbag Friday, 24 January 2014) - Just get a letter from your embassy. No problem, just sign a statuary declaration stating you receive…

Aussie Democracy

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5
Editor; Almost every day we hear about Pattaya police behaving badly. This would never happen in a squeaky clean Democracy like Australia. I read today where 1 in 40 serving…

Abide by the law

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5
Editor; Re: Don’t like someplace that allows smoking? Go someplace else - (PM Mailbag Friday, 24 January 2014) - It’s the law of Thailand, made by Thais and for Thais…

Makes me laugh

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5
Editor; Re: Smoking and the law (PM Mailbag Friday, 17 January 2014) - I’ve been a passive smoker for 40 years running bars. It makes me laugh when I see…

Thappraya Road still a mess

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor, Thappraya Road is the main road connecting Pattaya and Jomtien. Some months ago someone from the Pattaya administration dug it up to put cables in the ground. We asked…

Agrees with tour guides

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Thai tour guides claim foreigners stealing their jobs, ruining country (PM Friday, 03 January 2014) - I agree with the tour guides. I had a holiday in Thailand…

Start in Soi Buakaow

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Shirtless in Pattaya (PM Friday, 20 December 2013) - Quite correct... make a start in Soi Buakaow which looks like the holding pen for the Jeremy Kyle show.…

Don’t like someplace that allows smoking? Go someplace else

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Tired of over regulation (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 January 2014) - I was in Pattaya when the smoking ban was brought in, and have watched it evolve over…

No desire to impose morality

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Tired of over regulation (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 January 2014) - Sir, I have no desire to impose my morality on you. Please don’t impose your smoking on…

UK visa needed

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Thailand added to Irish Visa Waiver Programme (PM Friday, 13 December 2013) - In reply to your question, the article mentioned you would need a valid UK visa…

Old guys in Pattaya

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor: Re: No Country For Old Men (PM Mailbag Jan 10) You certainly don’t need 800,000 baht in a Thai bank to obtain a “legal” retirement visa.  Income from your…

Smoking in public cannot be defended

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Smoking and the law (PM Mailbag Friday, 17 January 2014) -Smoking in public cannot be defended. Smoking in private cannot be defended if the smoker is smoking around…

Smoking and the law

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
Sir, Like many others I detest nanny government. It has taken a lot of the joy out of life and has led to an increase of juvenile drug taking, internet…

Haunted Westerner

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
Dear Editor, Re: Farang conceit (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 January 2014) - The comment of Mr. Barry Kenyon is rather disconcerting but probably sent by someone with a wife or…

Correcting a correction

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
Dear Editor, On 14th November 2013 the Irish Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Mr Alan Shatter T.D. issued a press release advising that from 18th November 2013 all…
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