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Christ , can’t believe people whinging about this novel idea, bringing a bit of humour into this horrible situation.

most of you, including myself could possibly benefit to lose a few kgs from this lighthearted way to penalise those too ignorant to think of others.

rant over

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1 minute ago, Nanaplaza666 said:

Normal people listen , they are urging people to wear masks for a few months already now and these people still aren't listening . 

the type of masks people are wearing are disposable medical masks. They are no real protection on you getting the virus, they are designed to prevent you contaminating open wounds during surgery for example. They can be useful when you have the virus and it reduces the droplets when you cough or sneeze, that's all. The virus can also enter through your eyes so if you are near somebody who has the virus the mask is pretty useless. Now if you were wearing a fully sealed mask that is designed to filter germs and a pair of fully sealing goggles thats a different story but I don't see people wearing those, just the disposable medical masks. For you to stop getting the infection washing your hands very thoroughly and maintaing social distancing is far more effective, or better still stay in behind a closed door,,, simple as that.

 

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I have always worn a mask over here when out and about on my motosai .  Keeps the flies from sticking to the teeth.

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I would encourage foreigners to wear masks in public places, for the very reason that it's a symbol of awareness that the Corona virus should be taken seriously, as is social distancing, and hand washing, and not just ignored or dismissed as being ineffectual - even if that's the (current) science.

 

But on Koh Tao death island, I'm in agreement that this 'punishment' is one power demonstration that the mafia-based locals are above the law and  - as recent history reveals - if challenged or slighted, are capable of murdering visitors at any time - with migrant workers shouldering the blame.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, SymS said:

If the floor clean though? I'd need to be given gloves first before doing push ups there!

Not going back to the OP but is there sanitiser , lots of it available ?

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Interesting, is corporal punishment defined in the penal code ?

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1 hour ago, GAZZPA said:

Because Thailand is not a normal place. Someone thinks this is a good idea, I think it is ridiculous as will any normal, thinking person. I would just refuse and say I will wear one from now on, what are they going to do?

The sergeant would probably say: "soldier, you are under arrest!" 

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2 hours ago, Kaopad999 said:

Obviously just taking does not do enough, otherwise they'd be wearing them in the first place. 
Behave like a child, prepare to be treated as such.

Thailand holds the world record for number of men children

 

Have you ever thought not everybody speaks Thai or can procure a mask easily

Do you have to stay at home like a bad boy and starve if you haven't got one

 

If you are going to dish out this sort of punishment, have some spares and offer them

If they still refuse then that is obviously a different issue 

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12 hours ago, PremiumLane said:

And what happens if someone can't do the required 20? How about just talking to them and saying you have to wear a mask... like normal people would do

These people are already well aware that they are to wear a mask and they chose not to do so. Talking to them is useless.

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17 hours ago, YetAnother said:

great idea, quite pure thai; try that with an 80 year old man

I was thinking more local...ME!  Both hips and one knee are replacements, so to heck with me doing any jumping and I'd be there all day doing 20 push ups.

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1 hour ago, GAZZPA said:

Because Thailand is not a normal place. Someone thinks this is a good idea, I think it is ridiculous as will any normal, thinking person. I would just refuse and say I will wear one from now on, what are they going to do?

The sergeant would probably say: "soldier, you are under arrest!" 

Really, have you ever thought, why are so many people, including kids, wearing military uniforms in Thailand? Why?? Not difficult to realize that they treated these foreigners as they would treat soldiers under their command! Just another TIT (this is Thailand) issue...

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3 hours ago, UbonThani said:

push ups on knees

Tried that. It would still be all day for me. 😆

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3 hours ago, Davedub said:

I see this kind of "punishment" highly disrespectful and as an extremely worrying indication of underlying attitude. This sort of behaviour is borne of a desire to bully. These are the actions of those who enjoy exerting power over others, playing out their own little power trip. Quite simply, this is abuse of power. Left unchecked, this sort of behaviour will inevitably escalate and should never be condoned.

Not wearing a mask is disrespectful. Should have been punched in the face.

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