Thailand-based expat denies posting anti-Filipino comment

Published:  22 May at 9 AM
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A foreign business owner in Thailand has denied posting unsavoury remarks about Filipinos on Facebook after he received hundreds of threats in return.

Craig Thompson was initially advertising jobs available in the northeast of Thailand but things soon turned ugly when he was asked why he was refusing to employ Filipinos.

The jobs in question were advertised on the Bangkok Expat forum for Go Teach Thailand, with potential employees being offered 11-month contracts in Bueng Kan province. However, Thompson also said on the advertisement that they were for native speakers only, no Filipinos.

But when he received numerous enquiries as to why people from the Philippines would not be considered, a torrent of abuse followed, with the author saying that he would not apologise as he did not want Filipinos working for him, which he followed up with a number of expletives.

Then when numerous users told him just how badly his comments came across, he went a step further and unleashed another tirade of abuse towards Filipinos, saying that there was no discussion to have as their attitude was “worse than a black homeless man”. He went on to say that they lived in the poorest country in Asia, think they knew things better than Thais, and that he knew Nigerians who could speak and write better English.

However, Thompson has since apologised for his outburst and denied that he made the original post. He claimed that he had been out for dinner and become involved in an argument with a group on another table, who then stole his phone and later posted the messages.
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