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Old Feb 26th 2016, 9:22 am
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I heard a disturbing report on BBC Radio 4 yesterday. Pakistani Nationals enjoy visa-free travel to Thailand and as a result, large numbers of Christians from Pakistan head for Bangkok where they hope to get asylum. They do not have an easy time of it.
The Land established by Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Louis Mountbatten does not seem to be a comfortable place for minority religions. It makes India look truly multicultural.
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Originally Posted by scot47
I heard a disturbing report on BBC Radio 4 yesterday. Pakistani Nationals enjoy visa-free travel to Thailand and as a result, large numbers of Christians from Pakistan head for Bangkok where they hope to get asylum. They do not have an easy time of it.
I heard the same report. For anyone interested, the topic is also on the BBC website at the following address:

The Christians held in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan - BBC News
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No surprises there really. At least they're not trying to deliberately murder them as they did with the Rohingya.
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Most end up in immigration detention due to overstay of visa (30 days). Many are not Christians but pretend to be. This gets them more sympathy from Christian missions and churches. Most hope for resettlement in 3rd countries.
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Welcome to the forum 2016Marion Are you based in Thailand?
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Yes, I'm based in Thailand.
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You're in the right part of the forum then
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You're in the right part of the forum then
I've been in Thailand for 14 years.
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Then you will know it pretty well, I imagine.

I only lasted two and a half years in Phuket. Horses for courses and all that
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Then you will know it pretty well, I imagine.

I only lasted two and a half years in Phuket. Horses for courses and all that
Would never want to live in Phuket. Love the hustle & bustle of Bkk. Came to stay for a year initially.....
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I have friends who have a place in Chiang Mai and who intend to retire there. I am afraid it would not be for me.
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I have two sets of friends who have moved to Chiang Mai in the last year or so, from Penang. One couple really love it. The other couple are talking of moving already

But that is the thing. We are all different and like different places. How boring the world would be if we were all the same.
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I have two sets of friends who have moved to Chiang Mai in the last year or so, from Penang. One couple really love it. The other couple are talking of moving already

But that is the thing. We are all different and like different places. How boring the world would be if we were all the same.
Chiang Mai is too quiet for me. Now it is overrun by Chinese. Lots of condos are being built for the lower income Chinese market. These guys can get a bit irritating when they turn up in groups.
My husband dislikes living in Bkk since he retired. He loves cycling. Bkk is a traffic nightmare and cycling amongst this traffic is suicidal. Hubby never worked in Thailand. It is difficult for a guy to make social contacts. Much easier for a woman to find friends.
We are thinking of moving back to Europe. Not sure where to?
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Originally Posted by 2016Marion
These guys can get a bit irritating when they turn up in groups.
I'm guessing this a bit of an understatement
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I tried to be diplomatic.
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