Kittisak Sinthuwanich the deputy secretary-general from the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board has been out counting prostitutes again.
This year he came up with the very silly number of 48 000 and that includes male prostitutes down to the age of 13 years.
Everybody that ever sat their foot in Pattaya or Phuket knows that you can count 48 000 just by open your eyes and that the number is totally wrong. But since Kittisak Sinthuwanich only counts prostitutes that works in brothels he can get away with that low number.
If he should count all working girls, bar girls, go go girls, second wife’s, free lance girls, bum boys or normal street hookers the number will be maybe 10 times as big.
Most people forget that most of the Thai hookers are not for the foreign men they are for Thai men and the bar girls have been her long time before the American army open up Pattaya. Merely 30 % of the prostitutes are for foreigners the rest are for Thai men. They visit karoke bars, Café and massage palaces.