From Thairath, June 13, 2013
Title: Different kinds of sorrow for kids…
Left: I’m so disgraced. My friends laugh at me because dad drives an old Japanese car to pick me up.
Right: I’m so disgraced. My friends laugh at me because dad drives a Bentley installed with a gas tank for the purpose of tax evasion to pick me up.
[Refers to the luxury cars modified to avoid taxes. Following the incident when a semitrailer transporting six luxury cars caught fire in Nakhon Ratchsima, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has extended its investigation to other owners of reassembled cars.
One scam is to simply install a new gas tank and thus claim the car was “assembled in Thailand” and thus not subject to import taxes.]