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Thailand mulls ID wristbands, curfews for tourists

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It's nice to read a thread that seems to have united everyone in unanimous agreement. Usually there are two sides with their entrenched views arguing with each other. You will have the "Thai bashers" and the accusers or the Brits and the Yanks or the reds and the yellows etc.

I think it is fair to say that the overwhelming majority think this is completely nuts.

Well done that tourism minister. You have achieved something today. Now transfer that thought of your to the department of justice and start tagging criminals and imposing curfews on them. wai2.gifclap2.gif

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Great advert for the country , you need an escort from your own personal bodyguard for a trip down Family Mart to get 20 fags and a half bottle of Mekong

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That is just absolutely hilarious. Seriously. The only people I know who are required to wear wristbands or ankle bracelets so that the authorities can keep track of who they are are people on house arrest! Who in their right mind wants to feel like they're vacationing on house arrest? It's as someone else said above, how about just following the laws already in place and doing the jobs you've been entrusted to do? Why make your guests feel like criminals just because you can't get it together?

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Surely the only thing missing from the equation is a ladyboy

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So Thailand is trying to be the next North Korea ?

PM wants to write himself the scripts of TV show and now tourists will be tracked with electronic devices ?

Nice

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Thailand is a very safe country. I have been here 2 years and I haven't so much as seen any trouble. The only problems here in Thailand appear to happen in the places most people know to avoid anyway - Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok. I am sorry for anyone who gets into trouble here or gets hurt but it doesn't take a genius to work out that there is a certain risk to going to Pattaya and getting extremely drunk. The same would apply to a tourist visiting England, don't go to St Annes in Nottinghnd get extremely drunk or try to purchase drugs in Moss Side in Manchester. It is of course not ideal but at the same time, getting in trouble in Thailand seems entirely avoidable to me.

I'm not sure who's the dumber, you or the tourism minister. Where do you think tourists go?
or koh tao? Edited by ColdSingha

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Someone needs to tell these lawmakers to get a life. No better way to drive tourists away and turn Thailand into Nazi Germany.

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Tourists arrives at the hotel:

"Welcome to Thailand.

Congratulations for getting thru the airport without getting scammed.

Don't overstay or you will be blacklisted. Here, wear this wristband and stay in the safety zone. Don't use the taxies and avoid the jet ski thugs. Prepare yourself for random body searches and piss tests.

The police are worthless so don't get into trouble and whatever you do, stay out of the King Power Duty Free shops when you depart.

And keep that wrist band on in case they find your corpse.

Have a nice stay."

Its all very Total Recall.

I once had a drunken discussion with a friend that Thailand might be actually a special planet where people are actually transported by space ship and not aeroplane. I really wonder what planet these idiots are from to be thinking like this.

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The one major flaw in Thai politics is the lack of intelligent, worldly people making decisions. Wrist bands will make it easier for criminals to spot tourists "just off the boat", so to speak. And it's not like a would-be attacker couldn't cut a tag off a person's wrist to hinder the identification process anyway.

Just bring in the UK police and solve this crime instead of coming up with brainless ways to further make Thailand look stupid.

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I am Rolling on the ground in laughter. LOS....Land of Stupidity... My god; l cannot believe some of the things this new Govt comes up with. Talk about 'killing the goose that laid the golden egg"

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What a great idea..There should also be large trains to pick us up at Suvarnabhumi, and take us to our 'tourist camps' with barbed or electric fence for added security...And we should be made to report to a station every month or so...Hang on, did this not happen in a certain country in Europe some time in the early 1940s??!!!

I could make a suggestion to tag the rapists, and criminals, so they can be checked up on rather than the holidaymakers. But that would be just too obvious.

Edited by baxida

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When tourists check-in to a hotel they will be given a wristband with a serial number that matches their I.D. and shows the contact details of the resort they are staying in so that if theyre out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted, Kobkarn said.

or - how the Thai government visualizes the typical tourist.

I love these own goals.

So we have two unsolved murders currently being investigated a Russian woman in Phuket was raped a Spanish woman in Bkk was raped a body washes ashore in Phuket with arms and legs tied with rope another body washes ashore in samed with obvious blows to the back of the head. I'm sure I have missed something out here.

However we re advised the above is being considered for when we are out partying late drunk or lost....

Is this BEYOND offensive or is this just me ?

I could seriously vomit right now.

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