Weird : policeman in uniform collects… garbages for extra income

From time to time… we can find a weird picture in the thai press.

This photo for instance, displayed on Bangkok Post website…

In front of the Government house, right in the middle of Bangkok ! Not to protect the environment but… for extra… income.

I mean it’s shamefull… A real third world view.

2 Responses to “Weird : policeman in uniform collects… garbages for extra income”

  1. 1 thaichris 20 July 2008 at 6:45 am

    It is shamfull, that policemen don’t earn enough for a living. A policeman start with a salary of about 8’500 THB per month. And he has to buy his gun and the bullets from his own money. Wonder why they need to look for extra income.

    A least, this guy doesn’t press money from motorists. He does something for the environment and in the mean time gets some extra money. This policeman should be honored. I wait, until the first policeman opens a foodstall in front of the police booth around the corner.

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 20 July 2008 at 8:38 am

    Absolutly. You point out the scandal.

    Corruption, extorsion… all the shit that many thai people experience on a daily basis… that couldn’t happen if the wages of officials were decent.

    It’s an absolute prerequisite : reduce the (totally huge) number of police officers, fire the corrupted, and give real wages linked with the responsabilities (and the risks) of their job.

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