Racism does not pay. Thus learned Prasertsi Kosin aka. Koko Narak for writing derogatory and racist remarks posted on the Asean Community Facebook page that was clearly beyond the freedom of speech, now facing charges by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.
Kosin, 32, earned the ire of Filipino netizens after screenshots of his racist remarks went viral.
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.
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.
But seeing BI’s response, forgiveness is now a long shot for the Thai.
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],
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]