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Thailand mulls ID wristbands, curfews for tourists

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Whether a good idea or not, the couple HAVE been identified,but i do except that identification of someone lost/drunk could be useful.

However

I thought that the hotels should notify immigration within 24 hours, with details of guests anyway

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"Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said she had approached hotels over the idea of handing out wristbands to help identify tourists that get lost or into trouble."

Or make them stand out even more as a target.

Exactly! Cause...ya know...there isn't any other way to figure out easily they're not native tongue.png

Residents, expats, people who work here are not tourists. For potential assailants these bands will make clear who the easier target is.

When will one of these official geneses ' mull ' giving resident foreigners another colour of band to prove we are not tourists ?

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"Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said she had approached hotels over the idea of handing out wristbands to help identify tourists who get lost or killed."

How low can they get, all for tourism? ,deleted, ers

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Next, fine every tourist who's not wearing the wristband... It should work great.

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Who selected this person for the job as Tourism Minister. Oh yes I remember now. Time to get rid of this useless minister and reform this Ministry.

It appears she got the job because she is married to Thai Police Major General Chonnasith."

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I received a news text which said that also under consideration was the creation of tourist ' safe areas ' on islands and in resort areas etc !

I can imagine tourists flocking to be herded into a compound, ghetto or whatever anyone wants to call it.

By designating ' safe ' areas they are in essence saying outside them is bandit country so why would anyone bother visiting such a country ?

Once again open mouth without engaging brain.

My first thoughts too. Has Thailand morphed into the Congo w00t.gif

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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 Nottingham and 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.

Before i settled down to a quite peaceful life many many years ago i used to get drunk as a lord as they say in Bangcock and in my drunken stupor went to places most would consider risky to say the least I did this many times and never not once lost any money (not that id really know being so pissed but their was always plenty in my wallet at end even when i did not recognise my sleeping companion). I used to do same n Pattaya Phuket and again never any problem or trouble. I fondly remember those says but was always amazed since i was such an easy target that in every occasion after visiting many dives and low places not once in perhaps 500 times over 5 or so years the slightest problem (except due to my state fairly often in lower reagoons of my body.

Long time ago now so maybe a lot has changed and maybe lucky I'm now so old and derepid i prefer a good film and bottle of whisky with my wonderful wife (she does not partake in whisky and I'm restricted to 1 bottle a session now and again)

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This is beginning to sound a bit like the yellow badges marking the Jews in pre-war Germany! Any 'mark' or 'brand' would only have a detrimental effect. Officials, more thinking before publishing should be the order of the day!

And perhaps a little more thinking before comparing the proposal to Auschwitz.

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I would support enactictment/enforcement of a baseball rule for BIB, politicians, civil servents, etc on pubic payroll; 3 strikes/mistakes and your out of a job, to reapply for employment would require 2 years of temple/public service, and written and oral testing to determine IQ, as well as capibility to take care of your personal requirments/needs and those of the job being sought..

Anyone married, related, or in business with any policemen (active or retired) would be only considered for ''gopher'' positions and press interviews would count as a strike.

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It's funny and pathetic but typical of these poor Thai ministers required to think out loud periodically. An address and telephone number would be helpful I suppose. However, the idea of wearing a "If Found Dead or Unconscious Please Return To" wristband should be optional. Never going to happen.

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wow.. Is this woman allowed out without supervision?

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They started with a mark, then they displaced them, then put them into camps, then... :-((

They already treat long term "residents" like criminals (90-day reporting)

it does stink

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