BI mulls deportation of Thai man over racist slurs vs Filipinos
A Thailand national living in the Philippines might face deportation after issuing racist remarks against Filipinos on social media.
In a statement, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it lodged an undesirability charge against Prasertsi Kosin for calling Filipinos “pignoys,” “stupid creatures,” “low-class slum slaves” and “useless race in this world” under the name “Koko Narak” on Facebook.
“Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials yesterday issued a deportation charge for undesirability against Thai national Prasertsri Kosin, known to netizens under the handle ‘Koko Narak,’” the statement read.
Kosin, 32, earned the ire of Filipino netizens after screenshots of his racist remarks posted on the Asean Community Facebook page went viral.
According to a report from Pep.PH, Kosin has been staying in the country for three years and is working at Cognizant Philippines, a business process outsourcing company based in Taguig City.
The viral screenshots read that the Thai national described the food of a Philippine fastfood chain as “stupid tasting” and said Filipinos were better off working as “maids and toilet lickers.”
Kosin has since apologized for his posts, saying he issued his remarks out of “playfulness.” He also said Cognizant Philippines had penalized him for his actions online.
“To All Filipinos on this page”! This is my great sorrow to inform you that I am very sorry what I’ve done or posted the racist comments wheter on the Asean page or my personal facebook. No matter the comments I have done are either from my intention or my playfullness. Kindly accept my apology [sic],” his apology read.
“At the first sight of my intention to join this page, I came across just to do the debate only. I didn’t mean to hurt your heart Filipinos. Surprisingly, mosts of my debates on the page hurt you because of my imaturity. This is my sincere apology to all of you Filipinos. What I would like to inform you is, I am not feeling scared of the post or the blog. But I am feeling scared of brokening all Filipinos’ heart here. Many comments that I posted on the page are kind of playful more than my intention to be racist to all Filipinos [sic],” he said. RC
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