BI files rap vs Thai for insulting Pinoys

BI files rap vs Thai for insulting Pinoys

For insulting Filipinos by calling them “Pignoys” and “low-class slaves,” a Thai man is now the subject of a deportation charge by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an official said yesterday.

The BI issued on Monday a deportation charge against Prasertsri Kosin, who uses the handle “Koko Narak” on his Facebook account, BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said.

The BI has informed Kosin about the charge.

Tan said Kosin gained notoriety in recent weeks for his racially offensive comments on his Facebook account, wherein he described Filipinos as “Pignoys,” “stupid creatures,” “low-class slum slaves” and “useless race in this world.”

Kosin, who works for a business process outsourcing firm in Taguig City, has a special non-immigrant visa that can be cancelled “should he be determined to be undesirable,” Tan said. 

The deportation case will be heard by the Board of Special Inquiry and its recommendation would be deliberated by the Board of Commissioners during its weekly meeting.

“We cannot say at this point how long the proceedings will go, it may take two to six months, depending on the evidence presented and the cooperation of the parties. Kosin also has the option to admit the charge against him and opt for voluntary deportation in order to expedite the proceedings,” said Tan.

Once he is deported, his name would be included in the BI’s blacklist to prevent him from returning to the country.  – Evelyn Macairan