The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket considers introduction of new ‘Live Thai’ rules

PHUKET: The Phuket News has carried out a special investigation and discovered that officials, with the assistance with universities in the UK as well as France and other countries currently in the EU, and further abroad in Russia, India and China, have secretly been studying what they see as “quantine”, or “annoying” in English, habits of foreigners, mainly expats, and will consider introducing new rules which will see the expat community live more like Thai people.

tourism, culture, immigration, humor, health,

Matt Pond

Saturday 1 April 2017, 05:00AM

Men in ‘speedos’ and women in ‘thong’ bikinis on beaches was just obne of the anooying habits complained about. Photo: Alan Light/Flickr
Men in ‘speedos’ and women in ‘thong’ bikinis on beaches was just obne of the anooying habits complained about. Photo: Alan Light/Flickr

The study, which is said to have been ongoing for at least five years, has been confirmed by a member of the study panel who disclosed information to The Phuket News unaware that he was speaking to an undercover reporter.

“The new laws, which will apply only to the island’s expat community, will be called ‘Live Thai’ rules,” said Paul Skinback of the Skegness Douwhoop University in the United Kingdom.

“The study began after a large number of Thai people – and it was large, and not only hi-so – started making complaints to officials in popular expat provinces that they were getting annoyed by several habits of foreigners.

“Issues that these people saw as annoying included: those that made no attempt to speak the Thai language, those that could not eat spicy food, men in ‘speedos’ and women in ‘thong’ bikinis on beaches, men wearing long socks with sandals, and also some more which are a lot more bizarre,” said Mr Skinback.

When asked who actually requested he get involved in the study, Mr Skinback was reluctant to say. “I don’t think it is my duty to reveal that information to you,” he answered.

Asked if he was in a position to confirm what any of the laws would be, Mr Skinback again was reluctant to answer. However, after a small pressing he revealed: “They saw that expats not making an attempt to speak Thai was a big problem. A lot of people, especially beach vendors, complained about this. In fact, in more recent times I believe they have complained more about this than having not been allowed to work on the beaches.

“In view of this, if the new ‘Live Thai’ rules are introduced, this will include only Thai residents, not migrant workers, being able to report expats that do not try to speak Thai with them,” he said.

“They will be able to report these expats to immigration officials, who we have been told will not receive any payment for receiving the report, who will take action,” he added.

Mr Skinback could not confirm if any punishments had been set for breaking the new rules but did say that if successful. the rules would be introduced in other expat popular areas including Pattaya and Khon Kaen, “Where a lot of men have recently settled very happily with their young wives” he said.

“It could also been introduced in other expat popular regions in other countries there has been so much positive feedback,” Mr Skinback revealed.

Asked if he knew when the rules would be introduced,” Mr Skinback replied, “Today, April Fool’s Day!”



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
   => Forget password?

Rorii | 04 April 2017 - 12:48:20

Eagle, maaaaate, sense of humour.... did you actually read the first line of my comment? It seems me, maybe even others, except yourself, that I might indeed been laughing at myself. It seems I do have a sense of humour, but sadly you do not.

The Phuket News

Rorii | 03 April 2017 - 10:24:38

Eagle, you should have seen me before going on a diet.
Really mate, your childish never ceases to amaze me, you've previously accused me of drink, when in fact I'm a non-drinker, but hey, you do seem to  make many baseless accusations, not that we expect any real intelligence. 

The Phuket News

skip | 03 April 2017 - 10:18:28

yup, ya had me going.good one! and yes i believe there is little truth behind the content, probably annoying the expats more than the thais. it is a little embarrassing seeing tourists in budgie smugglers at jung ceylon.

The Phuket News

Rorii | 01 April 2017 - 11:31:48

Mmm, April 1, brings out the "best" stories.
Good to see the humor.
Good to see Australia was not mentioned, who are so perfect.

The Phuket News | 01 April 2017 - 09:05:03

I have an addition to these rules.  As an expat living in Phuket I have tried for years to learn Thai but almost every time I use it Thai people will answer me in Thai.  I know the culture is gracious and maybe Thai people consider it rude to correct a person especially a farang, but I would appreciate being corrected if needed and answered in Thai so that I can learn the language.  Thai people, d...

The Phuket News

tamvong | 01 April 2017 - 07:14:57

You have to do better than this for April 1st!

The Phuket News

Discover Thainess | 01 April 2017 - 06:48:59

Gotta love the first of April - great article guys !! Haha !!

The Phuket News
Matches 7 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

NLA member’s son convicted of up-skirting in London

Wow, wow, wow. This conviction the dirty thai boy and his family will carry with them for the rest of their lives He has a criminal record now Just ...(Read More)

Royal Thai Police deputy chief outlines policies to Region 8 Police

Read the last 3 lines of the article 'For example' + all the following nonsense bla bla They repeat is time after time over and over again ...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders lifeguards on beaches by April 1

This is worse than the usual annual cluster f$&#. The Governor and everyone else should just keep quiet and forget about it. They all look like ...(Read More)

PM tightens bus inspections after crash horror

I was originally hoping for something different with the PM, but he has shown time and again that lip service reigns supreme. The whole huffing and pu...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders lifeguards on beaches by April 1

“Relevant offices have to quickly find solutions to solve the lifeguard situation in Phuket in order to bring safety confidence for tourists." ...(Read More)

MontAzure marks construction milestone for twinpalms residences MontAzure in Phuket

These developments will continue to destroy the beauty that was Phuket as there is no limit to the greed of the developers and the authorities who all...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders lifeguards on beaches by April 1

Name me another country were a simple matter as beach lifeguards continuity is such a difficult portfolio as in Thailand on Phuket. Billions of touri...(Read More)

MontAzure marks construction milestone for twinpalms residences MontAzure in Phuket

Thailand continues to serve as example for how detrimental unchecked capitalism is....(Read More)

Driver dead as water truck rolls Patong Hill hillside

A tunnel???? Can you imagine the carnage when these fools crash into each other in a tunnel and a car bursts into flames, the death rate would be horr...(Read More)

Digital centres to screen social media to be set up, Isoc confirms in Phuket

Until Thailland's absurd, social elite protecting defamation laws are amended, you cannot expect the public to act as watchdog on corruption. ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.