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In Thailand’s northeast province of Buriram, inhabitants of Ban Dan district are left in confusion as they are being billed for water usage dating back six to nine years. Appearing across each village, these bills have sparked controversy, with municipality staff explaining that the payment must be collected. The complaints escalated as residents within the … …

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 A bill collector visits regularly, sometimes offering receipts for payments made.

Answer to this dilemma is in one sentence.

Jail the bill collector, seize all his assets, then see what is left for the water authority to pay for employing a thief.

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However, the residents must pay the bill according to the law, with the option of instalment payments, he said.

I`d say, this ...

After investigating the people who had not paid their water bills, he found that some relevant departments hired a private company to collect the water fee from people.

... is a free pass! They "only" must get a good lawyer!

Are only people billed, now, who were in the responsibility of the private company 

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So they were scammed by a bent bill collector over years. Is a class action lawsuit possible in Thailand?

The provincial water authority there must tell people of late payments sooner than 9 years

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