Indonesian TikToker debunked for lying about husband's deportation in Thailand

By Hoang Vu   March 4, 2024 | 12:42 am PT
Indonesian TikToker debunked for lying about husband's deportation in Thailand
Immigration police officers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 20, 2021. Photo by Reuters
An Indonesian woman had been found lying on social media about her husband being deported by immigration police in Thailand, immigration authorities said.

The woman previously claimed on her TikTok that she and her husband had traveled to Bangkok in January this year for a honeymoon, Khaosod English news site reported.

However, immigration officers at Don Mueang International Airport reportedly refused her husband's entry because he failed to bring cash with him.

They then canceled their honeymoon holiday in Thailand and moved to Japan, she claimed.

Her TikTok post has quickly gone viral on social media with over 1 million views, prompting Thai immigration authorities to step in to investigate her allegations.

Pol Maj-General Choengron Rimphadee, commander of Immigration Police Division 2 and spokesman of the bureau, said at a press conference last week, the woman, whose TikTok account is Herjastipbkk, had lied as she traveled alone to Thailand in January, Nation Thailand reported.

She always visits Thailand to sells goods online, Choengron said, adding authorities suspected she had faked her story to seek more social media followers.

Choengron said Thai immigration police mainly focus on checking foreigners' travel plans and to see whether they have made hotel reservations, and the checking is to help deter them from working illegally in Thailand.

Thai immigration officials have not revealed any punishment against the Indonesian woman.

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