About Google Local Guides Connect

Google Local Guides ConnectAbout a Real Local Guide and a Google Local Guide.

I’m a Dutch man, and live over 20 years in Asia (Thailand & Cambodia) and been an “Local Guide” for years.
Recently I’m invited for Google Local Guides Connect !

All look nice, and after the first topic the ask, and I did that.
“Introduce your self”
But on a professional way, not same others as hello, hello, hello and hi, and that sort of bullshit, …
I’m sorry my name is connected with over 400 other Social Media.
(I build these Social Media Networks in the past.)

When there is an discussion about new Meet-Ups I offer my knowledge and want also create an Meet-Up here in Bangkok.
And want invite people (who want to come) to my location, yes sorry again, I invite them in my restaurant. (Also registered in “Google my Business”
I not want invite people for a meet-up on the streets like a Tramp.
But the not accept that and block or suspended my account ?
The next morning I can not login ?
Not any warning or mailing coming ?
And it is impossible to connect any moderator.

To continue I made a new Local Guides Connect account with an other Google Gmail
But it is not allowed to have 2 accounts (I know that)
But this is only temporary to try to contact someone for a solution.

Than @CorrieD (moderator) replay to me in the new account, and blame me for have 2 accounts, But how on an other way I can contact them.
Than she write my account has not any quality.
Who is the crazy one ?
I not write the whole community full with, hello hello hello, ….
An other big point is the topic  I made about the safety in Thailand.
There was the last weekend on different locations 11 bombings in Thailand.
And she name it #Spam !!!

I’m an professional Local Guide, And yes, I have a Travel Agency.
What is wrong with that ? We warning people about their safety !
Many people come to my office and mailing me, the are really worry.
How you can name this #Spam ??? You must be crazy.

After I delete this temporary second account.
Before I ask to reconnect my main-account, what is linked to many other social media.
But not any reaction or solution.

Ps. I ask her Name and address information, to open a case against this bitch.
This is absolute not normal.
I not want more use this Local Guides Connect for posting, but only for to have the button om my Google Maps, and create some points.
(I was on level 3 already)

But anyway, when you want a real Local Guide, (and not want only a hello hello puppet) be free to contact me.
“We are at your service”


Bangkok, Suspects ‘re-enact’ bombing


TWO PRIME suspects in the Erawan Shrine bomb attack that killed 20 and injured more than 100 people re-enacted the crime at 19 key spots in Bangkok yesterday.

Adem Karadag, or Bilal Muhammed, who was the first suspect arrested in connection with the August 17 attack in an apartment in Min Buri, and Mieraili Yusufu, the second suspect arrested at the beginning of this month near the Cambodia border at Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district, were taken to re-enact the crime at key spots where they confessed to committing the crime, Royal Thai Police Pol Lt-General Prawut Thawornsiri said yesterday.

Prawut said Adem’s confession was in line with Mieraili’s confession and Adem’s statements also implicated others in the bombing gang. “The suspects’ statements given to police are also in line with other evidence that police found and scientific evidence. This led us to believe that their confession is true,” Prawut said.

Both suspects re-enacted the crime separately. Adem started the re-enactment outside the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel where he allegedly got off a tuk-tuk; the second spot was at the Erawan Shrine where Adem placed a bag containing the bomb. Mieraili was brought to Rama I Road, opposite the Erawan Shrine. The third spot was at Soi Mahadlekluang where Mieraili got on a motorcycle to escape; the fourth spot was at Chalermlok bridge where Mieraili confessed that he threw his mobile phone into the Saen Saeb canal. The fifth spot was at the fifth gate of Lumpini Park, where Adem allegedly got off a motorcycle to walk to Lumpini Park. The sixth spot was at a toilet near the fifth gate of the park where Adem changed his clothes before leaving the park through gate 4 on Rama IV Road to get in a taxi. The seventh spot was near Padung Krung Kasem Canal at the third bridge near Hua Lampong train station where Adem waited for Mieraili to give him the bomb. Mieraili waited at the second bridge. The eighth spot was at a bench near Padung Krung Kasem Canal near Hua Lampong train station where bags were switched.

The ninth spot was near the fence of the Hua Lampong train station near the Padung Krung Kasem Canal where Adem got into a tuk-tuk. The 10th spot was where the tuk-tuk driver stopped to talk to his friend. The 11th spot was the Cockpit shop opposite Ramada Hotel where a bag containing an explosive device was delivered to Zubair – the blue-shirted man who dropped a bomb at Sathorn Pier; the 12th spot was at a mosque between Soi Charoenkrung 105 and 107 where Adem took 20 minutes to pray.

The 13th spot was at the LPG gas station opposite the mosque where Adem changed into a yellow shirt. The 14th spot was at Kor Laem post office where Adem got on a taxi. The 15th spot was at Soi Charoen Nakhon 61 and Chao Phraya Princess pier, where a bag containing a bomb was located.

The 16th spot was Charoen Nakhon Road opposite Soi Charoen Nakhon 61 where the suspect got into a taxi. The 17th spot was Min Buri market where the suspect got off a taxi. The 18th spot was at a 7-Eleven shop at Min Buri where Adem bought some goods and the 19th spot was at room 412 of Poon-anan apartment where Adem was arrested.

National police chief General Somyot Poompanmuang said the suspects had confessed because they were confronted with evidence. He said the motive for the bombing was the crackdown on human trafficking, which put an end to the illegal business. The suspects were part of the human-trafficking ring and might have been hired by an ill-intentioned group to commit the crime. The re-enactment was carried out under heavy security with some 600 military and police officers being deployed to keep security, who accompanied the two suspects to all the sites. Adem wore a yellow T-shirt and a bulletproof vest and shorts. Mieraili was in a blue T-shirt with a bulletproof vest inside the shirt and shorts. Before the enactment, the Bangkok Military Court approved police’s request to detain the two suspects for 12 days from September26 to October 7. The suspects would be detained at the temporary remand facility in Nakhon Chaisri after re-enacting the crime.

Prawut had announced a list of 17 suspects for whom arrest warrants were approved by the court. All 17 were charged with colluding to commit premeditated murder; colluding to commit attempted premeditated murder; colluding to produce bombs, causing death, serious injuries and damage to the assets of others; conspiring to damage property; colluding to possess explosive devices without permission; colluding to carry explosive devices into a city or public places without justified reasons; and colluding to possess weapons without permission.

Source: The Nation

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The Hunt is on

Police put the alleged bomb courier in a yellow T-shirt for re-enactment near the Erawan shrine, but the focus is on Interpol to find the mastermind.

Police seek blast mastermind
Interpol help sought in overseas bolt hole

Police are seeking help from Interpol to hunt the suspected Erawan shrine and Sathorn pier bombings mastermind who they believe has fled to Bangladesh.

Deputy national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda, who leads the investigation into the bombings, Wednesday said Abudureheman Abudusataer, known as Ishan, is believed to be the head of the network which caused the deadly bomb blast at the shrine on Aug 17, based on the accounts of the detained suspects.

Interpol will be asked to contact Bangladeshi authorities following reports that Ishan had fled to the country, he said.

An investigation is underway to look into money wired from overseas to determine whether it was used to sponsor the attack, he said.

Pol Gen Chakthip said he is confident police will be able to arrest the yellow-shirted man, who was seen in CCTV footage planting the bomb-laden backpack at the shrine, based on evidence he gathered.

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Meanwhile, a source said investigations found Mr Ishan had sent an audio clip via Facebook to other suspects containing the screaming voice of a woman whom he claimed was a Uighur and was being deported from Thailand to China.

He met four other key suspects in Thailand. They are Yusufu Mieraili; Bilal Mohammed, also known as Adem Karadag; a man wearing a blue shirt who dropped a bomb into the river at Sathon pier, and the man in a yellow shirt who is believed to be the Erawan shrine bomber.

There is still another suspect living overseas who sponsored the attack, the source said, adding the person booked air tickets en route to Turkey for the suspects. Money was wired to the bank accounts of some suspects, the source said.

Investigators said earlier Mr Mieraili said Mr Ishan had arranged meetings of the bombing cell and assigned them their tasks.

Police sources said the warrant for the arrest of Mr Ishan was issued on Tuesday but police later decided to rescind it as more investigation was needed to ensure stronger evidence.

National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said information about Mr Ishan has been shared with Interpol to help check his records.

According to the spokesman, the bomb used in the attack was unusual and seldom seen elsewhere.

However, some bomb-making materials, including fuses, can be acquired in Thailand.

The National Council for Peace and Order called on fertiliser and chemical substance shops to install CCTV.

Pol Lt Gen Prawut insisted more than 10 people were involved in the bombing network.

READ MORE: The BangkokPost 

Hunt 3

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Were the Grey Wolves behind #Bangkok bombing?

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Adem Karadag’ has been arrested in connection to the Bangkok bombing. But is he a member of the Grey Wolves? Photo: Royal Thai Police.

On 8 July 2015, the deportation of 109 Uighur refugees back to China by Thai authorities shifted mob attacks against Asian tourists in Turkey to protests at the Consulate General of Thailand in Istanbul and the Thai Embassy in Ankara.

After stoning the consulate, smashing the windows and wrenching the doors open, the mob poured consular documents and files onto the street.

Roughly two months later, on 28 August a man identified as Adem Karadag, with a fake Turkish passport, was arrested by Thai police in Nong Chok district of Bangkok, as a possible key suspect in the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine.

He was found with dozens of fake Turkish passports and explosives similar to the ones used in what is now Thailand’s most deadly peacetime attack.

The recent anti-Thai and anti-Chinese protests by the Grey Wolves and the arrest of an alleged Turkish citizen by Thai police has sparked arguments putting the group at the forefront of those possibly behind the deadly bombing that killed 20 and left more than one hundred injured.

For example Susan Cunningham’s piece in Forbes outlines long-time security analyst Anthony Davis’ argument for the strong probability of the Grey Wolves’ involvement in the Bangkok bombings. Lindsay Murdoch of Australia’s Fairfax media has also outlined the Grey Wolves past activities, including military operations in post-Soviet states with Turkic people. But before the blame is laid squarely at their feet, a few key points need to be considered.

First, the Grey Wolves, a group also known as the Idealist Hearts, was founded in February 1968 to break the hegemony of socialist groups in Turkish universities throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Formed by the leader of the Nationalist Action Party, Alparslan Turkes, the group’s raison d’etre was anti-communism.

The Nationalist Action Party has since then held firm de facto control of the Idealist Hearts, although the organisation is not a formal sub-branch of the party. Hearts members came to be known as the Grey Wolves because of their logo, which was originally derived from a Turkic myth.

The organisation soon spread all over Turkey, and until the 1980s, a fierce anti-left stance was combined with Pan-Turkic myths, racism and some Islamic discourses under a typical fascistic leadership cult and strict hierarchy.

During the late 1970s many Grey Wolves sympathisers were recruited for counter-guerrilla operations and used as hoods in the paramilitary actions of the Turkish “deep state” (a group of anti-democratic coalitions with strong influence in Turkish politics) against rising left wing activism in the country.

During this era, members of the group were also involved in several assassinations of left wing intellectuals and a few massacres against Turkey’s Alevite population who were the main base of the far left during that decade.

In the decade following the 1980 Turkish military coup, the suppression of the Turkish left by the military, the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the consequent eradication of “the traditional other” of the Grey Wolves left the group in an ideological vacuum.

With this identity crisis a few sympathisers of the group became largely affiliated with the Turkish Mafia. Several members of the Hearts established connections with international crime, with some becoming hit men for international terrorist groups.

One frequenter of the Grey Wolves, Mehmet Ali Agca, who was convicted of assassinating a prominent left-wing Turkish journalist, was later caught at St Peter’s Square after attempting to assassinate Pope Jean Paul in May 1981.

In the 2000s the organisation turned into a nation-wide club where attendees were exposed to a blend of pan-Turkic, Islamist and anti-Kurdish racist ideas. Today the appeal of this ideological mixture is mostly attractive for Turkey’s least educated youth, and they gather in protests from time to time for pan-Turkic causes.

Despite the Grey Wolves possibly providing a large pool of followers to be used in petty crime, minor mafia activities and even human trafficking, I highly doubt their capacity and preparedness to conduct a bombing such as that at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine.

Simply put, the group has never participated in such a transnational mass bombing.

The person charged in Bangkok may be a sympathiser or a regular member/visitor of branches of this organisation in Turkey. He may also be a supporter of the pan-Turkic ideology of the Grey Wolves. Furthermore, the Grey Wolves might have been so agitated in their nationalist feelings for the Uighur cause to develop strong anti-Thai and anti-Chinese responses.

However, as an organisation the Idealist Hearts, or Grey Wolves, under strict control of the leadership of Turkey’s Nationalist Action Party, is unlikely to be the group behind the Bangkok bombings.

Dr M. Murat Yurtbilir is an associate lecturer in Turkish studies at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, The Australian National University. His research focuses on Turkish politics, history and foreign policy, and international politics in Central Asia.

Source: NewMandala

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Erawan Shrine bomb suspect arrested: PM


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced yesterday that the key suspect for the August 17 Erawan Shrine bombing has been arrested.

Prayut said the suspect was arrested in Sa Kaew province, adding that he was not Thai and that police are checking the man’s nationality. He said the Turkish embassy has been informed of the arrest and that the suspect has been brought to Bangkok for questioning.

Nation TV reported that the suspect resembled the man in a yellow T-shirt, who was captured on CCTV leaving a backpack under a bench in the shrine compound. The backpack exploded minutes later, killing 20 people and injuring hundreds of others.

Police spotted the suspect when he was trying to sneak across the border into Cambodia from Aranyaprathet, Burapha Taskforce chief Maj-General Srisak Poonprasit said. The suspect had a black backpack, in which he was found to be carrying clothes similar to the ones the suspected bomber was seen wearing on the day of the attack.

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Source: The Nation

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#Bangkok, We deserve better than Thai police’s bumbling bombing investigation


To reassure nervous tourists after Thailand’s worst terrorist attack in memory, Police Chief Somyot Poompanmoung went straight to the beating heart of Bangkok’s lucrative tourism industry and made an announcement.

“I suspect that he may have left,” he said about the main bombing suspect in a press conference at notorious Nana Plaza last Friday.

He then canvassed the redlight district assuring punters that they could continue their boozing and prostitution-mongering without fear of a deadly attack.


At one point in the evening he was aptly photographed in front of a girlie bar named Suckers.

In their relentless drive to “return to normal” (i.e. keep the tourist bucks flowing) after the bombing, police may have overlooked and contaminated evidence. Human remains reportedly fell from a tree near the blast site two days after the explosion. A BBC reporter found shrapnel across the street from Erawan Shrine days after the attack, and when he tried to hand it over to police they said their headquarters was “closed.”

Yet Somyot has publicly blamed mainly his men’s lack of “modern equipment” for the fruitless investigation so far. “We have difficulties with technology and data,” he added.

Perhaps it’s not modern equipment that they need, so much as basic modern forensic training.

The Thai police have taken their eyes off the ball with a public show of force and horses called “Operation Lock Down the City, Raid the Bandits’ Nests,” which saw 142 arrests totally unrelated to the bombing. Typically, their messaging is totally un-coordinated, with conflicting statements given to media every step of the way… often by the same police officer. And predictably, they’ve butted heads with Bangkok City Hall after accusing them of failing to keep CCTV cameras operational.

It’s easy to joke about how bumbling the Thai police investigation has been, but for the families of those killed and injured this is no laughing matter.

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