- Posted May 23, 2014 by
Pattaya Beach, Thailand
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Thai military declares coup
Thai People Becoming More Angry
I have lived in Thailand 7 years and was here during the last coup in 2006 and during the red shirt protests in 2010 when Bangkok and the Airport was shut down and so many Thai's were killed. Seems now the situation is worse, the Thai people are becoming more angry and hostile and I've noticed more racism and hostility towards me and other foreigners than usual lately. Now thinking about where I can move and leaving Thailand, I hope the situation improves soon, but I am not optimistic. Too bad, Thailand use to be a good place to live. Yesterday my cable and satellite TV was shut off by the military government and replaced with a single screen message, see photo attached. follow up per my FB posts:
- Mark Bowling I've found the opposite, the Thai people I've met in Hua Hin have been very friendly. Like me they've come here for the weekend to get away from it all and seem very pleasant in chatting by the pool, more so than I've ever noticed before.https://www.facebook.com/paul.rainwater1#
- Paul Rainwater @Mark Bowling yes there are many good Thai people but here in Pattaya we get many "rejects from society" types of Farang, and some of the Thai people think we are all like that and can be very hateful towards us for no reason. I recently had several encounters with these bigot types just going to pay my electric bill at Royal Garden and shopping at Office Mate. They are racist towards foreigners and most torusists don't notice it because they are in holiday happy go lucky mode, but after living here 7 years it's gets tiresome dealing with these idiots. But now with the Coup and curfew nonsense everybody is a bit testy. And cutting off my cable TV is really messed up, thank god they didn't cut the internet (yet) and now the TV is back on... I really don't like having my freedom restricted like this and this curfew is a lot of nonsense (especially here at the beach) just because a few rich people are fighting over control for the country they restrict everybody else's freedom. Now many businesses and employees are losing money having to shut down early with limited operating hours (especially in low season it's really hurting the tourist industry here and the Thai working people).