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Video: "Graap" my feet footage causing a stir as female student gets nasty

 

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BANGKOK: -- A video showing a former student forcing a Chiang Mai schoolgirl to kowtow to her feet in apology is causing a stir in Thailand.

 

Such a gesture is used both as a high form of apology as well as a show of deep respect in Thai culture. It is called "graap thao".

 

But in the video that has been shown on national TV the elder girl - a former pupil of the school - is berating a M2 (Year nine) student on some matter that is not clear.

 

It has been reported that the school director has called in the parents of both parties.

 

The director does not want the school to lose face and in accordance with usual practice the name of the school has not been made public.

 

But it was confirmed that the elder girl was no longer at the school, TNA reported.

 

Police said that they wanted the matter to be dealt with by the school though if the parents of the younger girl want to press charges they were within their rights to do so and it would be followed up.

 

Source: Thai News Agency

 
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And I wonder where the older girl got the idea she could treat people like this....

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im glad my kid is in the US studying. 

serious social issues here. 

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Just now, HooHaa said:

im glad my kid is in the US studying. 

serious social issues here. 

alot worse than that happens in US schools ....

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One of the worst aspects of Thai society is this feudal hierarchical social system of bowing down and respecting people not on ability or worth but on position and money. These days I do not buy into it and never wai back and never wai anyone, none of them deserve it anyway.

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13 minutes ago, steven100 said:

alot worse than that happens in US schools ....


yes, perhaps, but at least she is not in an environment where she is likely to get beaten by her peers or teachers and she is actually learning something.

I am no fan of the US, but she is doing well and loves school there.

the US is a diverse place, believe it or not there remain pockets of good. 

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I would lose my sh1t if it were my daughter, her parents would cop the full wrath and not the kid of course.

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27 minutes ago, HooHaa said:

im glad my kid is in the US studying. 

serious social issues here. 

To the best of my knowledge.....bullies exist in all countries and in all walks of life.

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2 minutes ago, dotpoom said:

To the best of my knowledge.....bullies exist in all countries and in all walks of life.

....but the THB 500 fine or get out of jail card doesn't work in most of them.

 

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This is not just a Thai or US problem but a world problem

Heard somethin’ on FX TV show Fargo that makes a lot of sense … It was season 2 that takes place in 1967 episode 4 “fear and trembling" @ 50:20

 

guy says to his wife "we're out of balance"

the wife says "you and me"?

he says "no, the whole world, it has no moral center

we used to have a moral center, it's gone,

can't tell right from wrong anymore"

 

 

couldn’t have put it better myself

 

 

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The older lady was upset about something we don't know about.

 

The younger girl kept her cool throughout.

 

"Humans get off your knees."

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