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Phuket office apologises for recycling suicide death certificate

Phuket office apologises for recycling suicide death certificate

PHUKET: A Thalang official has apologised for his office re-using the back of a suicide death certificate to print an official confirmation of marriage document that was to be used for a visa application.


By The Phuket News

Friday 4 November 2022, 10:45AM


Wisut Romin, head of the Thalang District Registration and Card section at the Thalang District Office made the apology yesterday (Nov 3) after details of the incident were posted on social media.

Mr Wisut explained that his office for years had been reusing printed paper as an “energy-saving measure according to the government policy”.

He said the document printed was not a marriage certificate, as reported on some websites.

The document printed was an official confirmation of marriage, known by its document designation KorRor.2. (Click here for a translated version from the Thai Department of Consular Affairs.)

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The document was intended to be used to support an application for a visa application to study abroad, Mr Wisut said.

However, in re-using previously printed sheets of paper, the KorRor.2 was printed on the back of a death certificate, Mr Wisut said.

The death certificate printed was issued on Feb 19 last year for a suicide, confirming the cause of death as asphyxiation by hanging, Mr Wisut confirmed.

“The Thalang District Registrar’s Office apologizes for the mistake in this matter. We are ready to confirm that this will not happen again, and we have urged the officers to check the documents every time before giving them to the public.” Mr Wisut said.

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JohnC | 05 November 2022 - 09:12:41

If Thailand would catch up with the 21st century and stop requiring 25 hard copies of every page of every document submitted to them their forests would still cover much more of the country. All these computers in gov offices everywhere seem to be just a display, or a way of printing out even more hard copies to file away uselessly....

solar_serfer | 04 November 2022 - 13:53:23

paperwood (as is water) is a renewable resource, don't make such a big fuss over it. Can always plant more trees.

Old guy | 04 November 2022 - 11:28:03

The Thai society and education system teaches   to strictly follow direction and tradition. In this case, people are taught to reuse the paper, not to actually read it to see if they should, which would require an actual decision. 

Nasa12 | 04 November 2022 - 10:53:47

Many many times this happens in Immigration too, another people passport page. Whit passport whit all info, and income from different restaurants +++. 

 

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