Banknote stamping is a form of protest in the current unrest in Hong Kong. Kavan Ratnatunga forwarded this article about Thai banks refusing to accept such overstamped notes,
in deference to the Chinese government. -Editor
Two popular money exchange services in Thailand said Friday they don't accept Hong Kong banknotes printed with political messages related to the ongoing protests.
Employees at Superrich Thailand and Superrich 1965 said that they won't buy such banknotes from clients because they cannot resell them to Thai commercial banks. Any Thai
travelers who possess stamped banknotes were advised to exchange them in Hong Kong.
In an online post published by Superrich 1965 ("the orange Superrich"), the firm shows examples of three "anti-government messages" stamped onto Hong Kong banknotes.
The messages appear to read "Hong Kong independence," "Oppose Communist Party and save the country," and "Return the sovereign power to the people."
To read the complete article, see:
THAI EXCHANGERS BAN HK MONEY STAMPED WITH ‘ANTI-GOVT'
Wayne Homren, Editor
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