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Housekeeper harassment leads Phuket police to warn on correct behaviour

PHUKET: The actions of an Omani tourist staying in Patong has led to police putting out a warning on how tourists should behave while on holiday in Phuket’s main entertainment hub and other areas of the island.

crime, tourism, police, patong, sex,


Tanyaluk Sakoot

Saturday 13 January 2018, 10:41AM


Police have put out a warning after a tourist from Oman harassed a housekeeper at the hotel where he was staying. Photo: The Phuket News / file
Police have put out a warning after a tourist from Oman harassed a housekeeper at the hotel where he was staying. Photo: The Phuket News / file

Patong Police confirmed to The Phuket News yesterday (Jan 12) that an Omani tourist was charged with harassment after a hotel housekeeper reported him for harassing her at his hotel room on Jan 3.

Lt Col Theerasak Boongsaeng of the Patong Police said, “On January 3 we charged an Omani male, 55, with harassment after a 25-year-old woman reported to us that he had inappropriately tried to touch her while she was cleaning his hotel room,” said Lt Col Theerasak.

“The female member of staff was cleaning the man’s room when he came in and started talking to her, he the invited her to go out with him to eat.

“When she refused, he walked closer to her like he was about to hug her. When he did this the member of staff became scared and cried out for help. Other members of staff quickly went to the room. The Omani male then walked out of the room,” he explained.

“The owner of hotel does not agree with the behaviour of this tourist and asked for us to intervene.

The man was made to pay the member of staff B30,000 in compensation and to apologise for his actions,” Col Theerasak.

Lt Col Theerasak declined to give the name of the victim or the tourist to The Phuket News, “I think it is better not to name the victim or the suspect, this will prevent them being affected by the incident. It is a sensitive case,” he said.

I don’t want this to happen to women. In this case the housekeeper was just doing her job. She has a husband and child.

Tourists must be reminded that harassment is not acceptable in any instant. If they commit such incidents they will face charges. Please respect our country and our women,” Col Theerasak added.

 

 

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Foot | 14 January 2018 - 21:47:30

So, what is actually known?

“The female member of staff was cleaning the man’s room when he came in and started talking to her, he the invited her to go out with him to eat.  When she refused, he walked closer to her like he was about to hug her..."

Did he actually touch her.  No.  
Did he yell at her?  No.

Yet, he was forced to pay B30,000.  

Sounds like a new way to scam to...

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Jor12 | 14 January 2018 - 14:18:14

You're using the word "sexism in the wrong sense.

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Christy Sweet | 14 January 2018 - 11:33:33

Sexism is global and is a base factor in the mores of people who act like animals - as if their gonads are in charge of their brains. 

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Jor12 | 14 January 2018 - 00:02:45

Sexism?...rubbish. What was displayed was the primitive purely animal part of a human being, no matter where you're from.

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crispy | 13 January 2018 - 19:04:31

Unfortunately this is what people think thailand is just bar girls and go go bars ,they seem to forget how does a country run not on gogo bars .My wife works in a respectable job my sister in law and husbands are both police officers my nieces all go to university he should have been charged not just given a fine as others have said there are plenty of bars to go get your thrills at.

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DeKaaskopp | 13 January 2018 - 17:00:15

A Story about harassment and a fine of 30.000.-Baht.Well deserved!More interesting are the comments.Calling the fine racism,thinking it would be ok to abuse the not so good bar girls,who don't have any self respect and even asking the government to do something about the prostitution"problem".Something what exists in every country.Welcome to the dark ages.BTW,what are "normal&qu...

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Christy Sweet | 13 January 2018 - 16:05:23

I know "normal" women everywhere who get harassed constantly and we're all damn sick of it. It's got nothing to do with sex workers and everything to do with SEXISM.

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Fascinated | 13 January 2018 - 12:01:06

30k- I hope it all went to the housekeeper, although he should have been prosecuted. A lot of Middle Eastern people seem to forget their values whilst on holiday here, and it's reflected in their behavior. 

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CaptainJack | 13 January 2018 - 11:59:50

To many people out there in the real world Thailand is a brothel with nice beaches. Say 'Thailand' to these people and all they think of is GoGo bars, lady-boys and ping-pong shows. But hey, they're just foreigners right, what does it matter what they think?

At least this guy got a traditionally racist fine.

Don't get me wrong, this behaviour is vile. But maybe if Thailand wo...

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Kurt | 13 January 2018 - 11:40:17

Yup, very right!  Hands off housekeeping hotel staff!

Phuket entertaining areas, ping pong show clubs, bars, etc, have a enough thai girls in stock to offer 'full romantic service'.
All available till sunrise with blessing of local RTP Patong and Chalong. 
( premises opening time wise).

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