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Thailand mulls ID wristbands, curfews for tourists

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Phuket Wan (which we're not allowed to quote here) has a report titled "Minister Earns Slap on the Wrist for ID Idea for Tourists".

It doesn't say who gave the "slap", but it looks more like an editorial comment.

Has anyone seen any other report besides a copy of the Reuters article?

Edited by whybother

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astounding how few people carry even a copy of their passport with them, though of course this often goes into a wallet, so if you're knocked out/killed and mugged, not much use. many of our guest scoff when i remind them to carry id and our address. they say " oh i've never been stopped by the police" and we tell them that it's not for that reason but incase they are hurt, sick or dead, and we need to be contacted. selfish really i know.

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I'm all in support of the 'Buddy' system! ;o)

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what? serious... how does this increase safety....

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I would rather suggest to distribute these ID Wristbands to criminals and mafiosi. They are well known. Then the tourists are capable to avoid the scumbags.

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pairing tourists with a local minder at tourist destinations, was also being discussed

Don't they do this in North Korea?

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How about enforcing the laws that are already there and teach everyone to respect the rule of law. This should include those who are expected to enforce same said laws.

Nah... that'll never work.

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What t.f, seriously?

In my opinion the Thai males should be wearing wristbands, we are not the ones who running around and raping tourists.

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Next some moron is gonna suggest giving the tourists a permanent tatooed ID number in case the wrist band gets cut off by the killers. Man o man this place gets dumber and dumber by the minute. Time to change the moniker from LOS to LON. Think about it.

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This idea will have tourists flocking to Thailand in droves. [sarc] Who doesn't want to vacation in a totalitarian country that requires them to wear a wristband, electronic tracking device, and observe a curfew? Yeah, I'll open up my wallet for some of that. 555

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Herding tourist into designated areas for their safety...requiring them to wear wristbands so they can easily be identified...after a crime has been committed...what kind of perception does this create for the average tourist?

Is this a safe country or what?

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