South East Asia :: March - June 1995

Subject: Re: TAT seeks Internet porn clean-up
Date: May 10, 1995 19:20


20:18 Saswasdee House; Bangkok-Thailand :: 8 MAY 95

Someone with free Internet access dug this information up. The jumble of characters is the result of copying the source of someone's World Wide Web page to a text file, rather than the text of that page. Peruse these at your own risk.

From: INTERNET:harrison@....
To:
Subject: Re: TAT seeks Internet porn clean-up
Date:  April 26, 1995 03:58

Oh this one I just couldn't pass up, I quick check on the web and I
find at 

http://www.paranoia.com:80/faq/prostitution/Thailand.html 
the following:

<html> <head>
<title>Prostitution in: Thailand</title>

<link rel="owner" rev="made" href="mailto:an48932@anon.penet.fi">

</head>
<body>
<h1> Thailand </h1>
<strong>General Information</strong> about country, people, geography and
climate can be gotten from the
<a href="http://www.ic.gov/94fact/country/233.html">

CIA World Factbook entry</a>. <p>

<strong>Legal Situation:</strong> <em>Prostitution</em> is technically
illegal, but largely tolerated. There seems to be a recent crack down
on child prostitution though. A <a
href="thailand_economics.txt">report about
the econonomics and politics of child prostitution in Thailand </a> is
available online. <P>

Four very comprehensive articles about the Thai scene appeared in
alt.sex.services:
<ul>
<li> <a href="thailand_sex.txt">Sex in Thailand</a>
<li> <a href="Bangkok.txt">Bangkok</a>

<li> <a href="bangkok_story.txt">Bangkok Story (including
Pattaya)</a>
<li> <a href="bangkok_faq.txt">Bangkok Thailand FAQ</a>
</ul>

Bits and pieces:
<ul>
<li> Excerpts from a PhD thesis about prostitution in Thailand
(seems like
I chose the wrong field...) are <a
href="http://desires.com/ud/1.1/Features/patpong.html">here</a>.
There's even a map of the interesting area included.
The <a href="http://www.echonyc.com/~cleo">author's home
page</a>
contains a photo of the Pussy Razor blade Show in Patpong.

<li> <a href="http://www.ctd.com/travel/bangkok.html">Travel
report: Bangkok</a>
<li> <a href="bangkok_nana.txt">Hot tip</a>: the Nana Plaza and the
Therme Coffee Shop.
<li> <a href="bangkok_prices.txt">Price update.</a>

</ul>


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Guide</a>, $Revision: 2.1 $, $Date: 1995/03/17 06:14:35 $ <br>

 © 1994,1995 by Atta and M.
<a href="mailto:an48932@anon.penet.fi">&lt;an48932@anon.penet.fi&gt;</a>
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Permission is granted to freely distribute this document in whole or in part
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Some of the text on the other links implies that the TAT is really only
interested in the PR campaign.  Sigh.

 -Jason

J. Harrison@....
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/userinfo/user/harrison
Graduate Motto: Free-time with guilt.
ftp://ftp.cs.ubc.ca/pub/local/quotes

Of course, Jason. :^) Notice the article in question, "TAT seeks Internet porn clean-up", in no way suggests that the TAT is intent on cleaning up the porn industry itself. This way they make airs of playing the 'good guy' (by beating up a little guy) while drawing attention to an important tourist attraction. A highly over-rated one I might add.

Patrick. -- Responses Sought --

During the following performance,
the taking of photographs,
shooting of movies or video-tape,
or recording of sound are strictly prohibited. . .
. . . but are encouraged nevertheless.
  graphical element Monty Python
"Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

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