Monday, August 21, 2006


I wrote several days ago how politically correct a writer in The Nation, a Bangkok English language newspaper, had been when writing about the hordes of single women here in Bangkok. She made no mention of the elephant in the living room which is the Bangkok sex industry.

There must be some law, written or unwritten, that bans mention of that industry here in Bangkok. One community blog here specifically bans reference to it. Both of my blogs have suffered temporary suspensions because I described what goes on inside sex establishments. But my mentions were either incidental or anti-pornographic in nature. What does anti-pornographic mean? Well if pornography is intended to cause sexual arousal, my writings are intended for the reader to swear off sex forever. So the suspensions of my blogs were brief.

Now the recent arrest of John Mark Karr here has put the Bangkok sex industry in the world’s spotlight. Surprise, surprise. It led to an editorial in The Nation today. It begins:


A perfect lure for paedophiles

The massive size of its sex industry makes Thailand a prime target for those looking to exploit children Thais cringed in embarrassment while watching US press reports on the arrest in Bangkok last week of an American suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. One undesirable effect of the media frenzy surrounding the arrest of John Mark Karr, who was previously arrested for possession of child pornography, was the poor publicity it generated for Thailand, which was variously described as the "sex capital of the world" and a "paedophile's paradise".

I recommend you read the entire editorial *HERE*. I hope they keep it available for a while. It might be groundbreaking stuff. I haven’t seen anything like it before.

There is also an interesting story *HERE* from a lady who has interviewed prospective male teachers here in Bangkok. Scary!


Blogger isobella said...

I noticed you stumbled across my blog, and wanted to stop by and say hello. Bizarre, bizarre people we can encounter in the land of smiles.

Thanks for the link!

August 21, 2006 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Walter Guest said...

Hello there. I like your blog.

August 23, 2006 at 3:45 PM  

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