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Thai facing deportation apologizes for racial slurs vs Filipinos   


The Thai national who is facing deportation for posting racial slurs against Filipinos on social media has apologized for his remarks.
 
According to GMA News' Jun Veneracion, Thai national Prasertsri Kosin, who was posting on Facebook as Koko Narak, was "visibly remorseful" when he said it was not his intention to malign the Filipinos.
 
"I would like to say sorry to all Filipinos if I have hurt you," Kosin said. "I posted something bad. I would like to request you guys, I would like you to forgive me."
 
Kosin on his Facebook account called Filipinos “pignoys,” “stupid creatures,” "low-class slum slaves” and “useless race in this world."
 
He is currently in an immigration detention facility, after presenting himself on Tuesday before the Bureau of Immigration, Veneracion said.
 
Earlier, BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said Kosin is working under a special non-immigrant visa, which "will be eventually cancelled should he be determined to be undesirable." 
 
"We cannot say at this point say how long the proceedings will go -- it may take two to six months depending on the evidence presented and the cooperation of the parties," Tan said.
 
She added: "Kosin also has the option to admit the charge against him and opt for voluntary deportation in order to expedite the proceedings." - Rose-An Jessica Dioquino/JJ, GMA News
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