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Thailand mulls ID wristbands, curfews for tourists

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Just think what's being mulled and the implications for tourists thinking about a vacation here.

' As a tourist you will be issued with a identification bracket and or being electronically tagged. On islands, beaches and tourist resorts there are designed areas in which you can safely enjoy yourself as they will be secured by armed security guards, police or military personnel.

It may not be safe outside these areas especially at night.

Enjoy your stay in Stalag Thailand. '

This is supposed to encourage visitors by telling them how safe their vacation will be ?

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Sounds great! Give a big bull eyes for all the thieves and ladyboy to go after the tourist with the most money.

Maybe they should tattoo all the criminals so we know who they are.

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Are we still talking about a country where a Thai gets a 500 Thb fine after he attacked a tourist with a knife?

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Now the only delay with the implementing is that settling on the wristband's colour...red, yellow, or whatever the current flavor is...

They'll probably choose pink so most western men will refuse to wear it.

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Are we still talking about a country where a Thai gets a 500 Thb fine after he attacked a tourist with a knife?

same as the new parking tickets!

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“The next step would be some sort of electronic tracking device but this has not yet been discussed in detail.”

Oh, this will be a paradise for tourists, treated as criminals with electronic devices.

Are these people serious coming up with ideas like that?

Has anybody noticed that there is no mention of stopping the Thai criminal just making it easier for the police to identify the victim. As if they ever did any work anyway.

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Now that several posters have seen fit to make comparison to the Nuremburg laws, might it be time to look at this a little more calmly. Is a tourist ID band at a resort/hotel such a bad idea?

I read on TV several times per year the stories of entire Euro-families getting themselves lost in the jungle, when they wander off the beaten path.

What is wrong with an ID band that helps those Euros who don't have enough sense to realize the hazards of getting lost in the jungle?

Some Thai finds them and can read where they are staying and get them back. If somebody wants to inflict harm, wristband or no will not make a difference.

This isn't entirely the goofy idea it's being made out to be. Nature is pretty tame in Europe and a lot of people have no idea what they are wandering into.

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Hey, read the first post. I'm not a tourist any more so I don't think it will be a probiem. I just go to the village now.

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how is a wristband going to protect you from a lethal weapon?

will it act like one of those amulets?

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