beggars

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok steps up crackdown on illegal begging

    Police in Bangkok have intensified efforts to curb illegal begging, with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) spearheading routine inspections in collaboration with various sectors. The initiative, announced by Varawut Silpa-archa, involves inspecting for illegal beggars five times a month, aiming to address the persistent issue effectively. During these inspections, Thai beggars are transferred to the Centre…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok cops arrest blind Cambodian mum and child for begging

    Police apprehended a blind Cambodian mother and her seven year old daughter, who were found begging at a local market, revealing their daily earnings to be surprisingly high. Police inspector Papon Ek Bunanan, from the Phra Pradaeng Police Station in Samut Prakan, yesterday received a report from residents about a mother and daughter begging at the Bang Nam Phueng Floating…

  • Thailand News

    Nearly 30% of Thailand’s beggars are foreigners

    Thailand’s bustling streets are teeming with beggars, and the latest statistics reveal a startling trend: nearly 30% of them are foreigners. Social Development and Human Security Minister Varawut Silpa-archa made the revelation today, June 11, addressing a surge of complaints on social media about the growing presence of beggars, especially outside Bangkok’s major shopping malls. According to Varawut, approximately 8,000…

  • Thailand News

    British man arrested for begging to buy drugs in Koh Pha Ngan

    Thai police arrested a British man after he allegedly begged for money to buy drugs outside a convenience store in Koh Pha Ngan, an island in the southern province of Surat Thani. Locals on Koh Pha Ngan reported to authorities after seeing a foreign man begging outside a 7-Eleven convenience store and using drugs in the area. Officers from the…

  • Thailand News

    Stretching for change: Foreign yogi beggar sought near Bangkok’s Mor Chit BTS station

    Human Security Emergency Management Center (HuSEC) officers are searching for a foreign beggar who showed off his yoga skills for money near Mor Chit BTS Station in Bangkok . Pictures of a foreign beggar seeking money to travel back to his home country went viral on Thai social media this week. The foreign man in the pictures was seen wearing…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya plight: Migrant beggars roam the streets

    Migrant beggars, disabled individuals, and the elderly have been spotted roaming the streets near Pattaya Beach, raising eyebrows and causing discomfort among residents and tourists alike. The alarming scenes, particularly along Second Road and in front of the Wat Chai Mongkol Market in South Pattaya, triggered concerns about the city’s struggle to tackle street begging, leaving its impact on the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police call for vigilance against foreign fraudulent beggars

    Phuket’s Provincial Police are calling for vigilance against foreign beggars, following the arrest of a Chinese man who was allegedly soliciting donations under false pretences. The man, identified only as Yang by law enforcement, claimed that the funds collected would go towards aiding a disabled child. News of the arrest broke on January 15, after law enforcement officers apprehended Yang.…

  • Thailand News

    Begging to differ: Bangkok busts 23 Jordanian beggars in Nana crackdown after Soi Sukhumvit 4 complaints

    Immigration Bureau officers arrested 23 Jordanian beggars at a hotel in the Nana neighbourhood of Bangkok yesterday following complaints from business owners on Soi Sukhumvit 4 near Nana Plaza. Business owners near Nana Plaza shared videos of foreign beggars from a Middle Eastern country causing a public nuisance in the area on several social media platforms last week. They urged…

  • Crime News

    Temple tears: Police bust child-begging gang, investigate trafficking ties in Thailand

    A sweep operation led by the Satthahip police force has resulted in the apprehension of an alleged gang exploiting children for begging activities during a temple event. The police are investigating potential human trafficking links, focusing on the relationship between the adults claiming to be parents and the children involved. At 10.30pm yesterday, Panya Damlek, the head of Satthahip Police…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya crackdown reveals foreigners living illegally amid beggar population

    A crackdown by the Pattaya authorities to clear the city’s vibrant tourist hotspot of beggars unearthed a surprising amount of illegal foreigners residing within the country. Wutthisak Ruemkijjakarn, the deputy mayor of Pattaya, revealed that the city crackdown took place on Wednesday evening under the watchful eye of numerous authorities. This included officials from Chon Buri’s Social Development and Human…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya officials sign MOU for new welfare system for homeless

    Pattaya officials are pushing on in the struggle to deal with the city’s homelessness issues. In their latest move, Pattaya officials signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Laem Chabang Municipality officials yesterday to develop an effective welfare system for homeless individuals and beggars in the region. According to Pattaya officials, a survey conducted in 2019 revealed that there were…