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Pattaya residents annoyed by foreign hawkers using children to sell flowers

Maya Taylor

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Locals in Pattaya are complaining about flower vendors using young children to sell their wares late at night along the city’s infamous Walking Street.

Reports in Thai media claim the flower sellers are bothering tourists and although they’ve been arrested in the past, they have returned again.

Pattaya residents say the flower sellers are not Thai, with some claiming they come from the Philippines and have connections to Quiboloy, a Filipino preacher who made the news earlier this year for running a fake children’s charity.

The Pattaya News reports that there are about 20 to 30 people who regularly try to sell flowers to tourists. If the tourists refuse, the vendors continue to harass them, often asking directly for money.

Pattaya locals have had enough and are now asking the police to take action.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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