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Bullying or just desserts? Court of social media divided on child thieves' temple punishment

 

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Picture: Mem Pho Dam

 

Pictures posted online showed two children being tied to a tree and flogged.

 

They had apparently stolen 200 baht at a temple called Wat Thung Hiang.

 

Thai Rath said society was being asked whether this kind of punishment was acceptable or just bullying by adults.

 

And would the children learn from their mistake or be left resentful?

 

 

The pictures appeared on popular page Mem Pho Dam where thousands of Thais left their divided opinions, said Thai Rath.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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...I can only speak for myself, and if it were my boy , I would be in the middle taking the beating with him...because someone is failing these boys on a huge level...

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26 minutes ago, webfact said:

 

Thai Rath said society was being asked whether this kind of punishment was acceptable or just bullying by adults.

It’s neither. 

 

It’s violent, criminal assault. 

 

Gaol those responsible. 

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Err what? This is barbaric, they deserve a telling off sure, but at the end of the day they're just kids who have not been mentored vety well (if at all).

 

Now if it were that <deleted> of a woman who robbed 80 million baht from the poor tied to the tree i'd be all for some harsh beatings, and sell tickets for the occasion too.

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35 minutes ago, Bluespunk said:

It’s neither. 

 

It’s violent, criminal assault. 

 

Gaol those responsible. 

 

Those elected appointed to senior positions should be actively promoting:

 

- Creation of appropriate and just laws, and appropriate and fair punishments

- Investigation by a vehicle which comes from the foundations laid in the constitution of Thailand (the RTP), same in any country.  And investigation only by the appropriate vehicle unless there is mass focused pressure from society.

- Decisions regarding guilt or otherwise by a proper court and only by the court.

 

What Thailand desperately doesn't need is local vigilante stuff, and where there there is evidence of local vigilante activity that too should always be investigated by the RTP or fully  appropriate body and actively sidelined as inappropriate and with punishment where needed.

 

Good luck. 

 

 

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This is deplorable :angry:  Yes these kids need to learn that stealing is unacceptable but there ways of doing this without returning to the dark ages. 

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Obviously no role models for the kids to follow....probably thought they were doing the right thing. How else do you afford an expensive watch!

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The child's parents should be punished (but not like this, maybe a 1000B fine), because they're obviously not bothering to teach their children any morals.

 

2 hours ago, lovelomsak said:

Spare the rod spoil the child.

 

Or you could just teach them the difference between right and wrong instead of teaching them that violence and torture is an acceptable method of punishment for petty crimes.

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Well, who's setting good examples for boys like this? It's all well telling a child not to steal, but if you're not setting a good example, whether you're the parent or society in general, you can't be too surprised. We are seeing many bad examples of late. 

 

They stole some money. Explain to them why that's wrong and get them to help out at the temple for the day (with their parents permission). You can't go round tying people up and hitting them. This isn't the stone-age. Prison for the people who did this. Sanctimony is not an excuse to release your pent-up aggression on others (especially kids).  

 

 

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To steal from the temple is of course wrong.....

For temples to steal, con and fraud billions from ordinary people is considered normal...

Religion is indeed a strange phenomenon.......:coffee1:

 

As for the adults who allowed the flogging to take place, they should be ashamed of themselves....!!

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1 minute ago, JOC said:

To steal from the temple is of course wrong.....

 

This shouldn't need to be said.  Stealing from a temple is just as bad as stealing from any other place.

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