Ignorant Aussie Exposes Police Corruption In Thailand – Not
A video uploaded by Australian man claims he was subject to assault and police corruption after being stopped by police. He claims they asked for 1000 baht for not wearing a helmet when in fact he was wearing one. None of that is in the video though. His refusal to pay the 1000 baht though would have infuriated the police who then found more problems with this guy, like no drivers license. What white guy has a drivers license in Thailand.....umm I do...mate!
Some lessons to be learned here, once you start arguing with Thai police be sure you have all your ducks in a row first.
For example don't argue about a no helmet fine when:
- You are unlicensed
- You are not carrying a passport
- If you will test positive for drugs in a piss test
- You are drunk
- Or, you're an ignorant Aussie
Probably more bizarre than the video is perhaps this photo posted to his Facebook page, breakfast with the boys ey?
There are some good points though that this guy makes, mostly not about corruption though just the stupidity of Thai Laws. Here you get a ticket for not having a drivers licence, you pay the ticket, then drive off....without a bloody licence again. Which makes as much sense as this guys thinking that no white guy could ever get a Thai drivers license in Thailand.