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Thai Immigration Chief's Number to Report "Inappropriate Foreigners"

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing a recently-announced phone number that I was never aware of in the past, that the Immigration Chief has announced wherein it can be used to report foreigners, for lack of better term, "behaving badly". 

To quote a recent article from Thai Visa, that is thaivisa.com, the article is titled Big Oud Strikes: Foreigners and Thai Ladyboys on New Immigration Chief's Radar. Quoting directly: "A press conference yesterday was headed by the man who is settling into the role as Head of the Thai Immigration Bureau, Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang known in the Thai media is Big Oud.”  Quoting further: "and he gave the media a number to call in case people see foreigners "behaving inappropriately".  Quoting further: "The Thai media said that the Chief asked for the help of the public in reporting "inappropriate behavior" of foreigners to his teams. The number is 1178.” So that is kind of one of those hotline numbers you can call not dissimilar in fact to the fast food joints that often have like a four digit number you can just call into. 

How exactly this is going to play out remains to be seen. I have never seen, thus far and I have been here a while, I have never seen the Immigration Authorities enlisting the help of the public in this way. It remains to be seen exactly what happens; if this has any major impact on foreigners here in the Kingdom. 

That being said, be aware there is now a number out there and it has been floated out there. We are reading this from English language press. It is out there in the Thai language press probably more broadly if you will. I think it would probably go deeper with respect to Thais.  I don't know exactly how this will play out but it is interesting to note that there is now a hotline number to report foreigners "behaving badly".