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Woman shocked by eight million baht monthly power bill

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: Thai Rath/Channel 33

A 55 year old Ayutthaya woman was surprised to receive a power bill for more than eight million baht. Ayutthaya is a few hours drive north of Bangkok.

Tanyanan Ketparn told Thai Rath that she was always punctual with monthly electricity bill payments, which is normally around 18,000 baht (which still sounds a lot unless Tanyanan is running a business of some sort).

“Last month, I paid 30,000 baht because my two sons came home for a summer break.”

She says she was shocked to see a bill for 8,037,742.63 baht arrive in the mail and immediately called the power company.

“They apologised and issued a new bill for just 13,328.07 baht.”

The Thaiger asks, when there are mistakes from power utilities, how come the mistakes are a higher power bill?!

SOURCE: Thai Residents

Woman shocked by eight million baht monthly power bill | News by Thaiger

 

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    James Pate

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    I guess the maids had a lot of laundry to do, what with the boys being home and all.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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