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Unemployed man's plea for food on FB answered

By The Nation

 

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A Krabi welder's anguished plea in a Facebook post for rice to feed his family as he had no work due to the Covid-19 crisis alerted netizens to his plight, enabling delivery of food items on Saturday (April 11).

 

Piyachat Goythong, 45, posted a message on his Facebook account saying that his family, his wife, a daughter, sister-in-law, brother-in-law and himself had nothing to feed as they had no income.

 

He explained that he and his brother-in-law used to work as welders and received Bt400 wages but the construction in Krabi province was halted.

 

After the story was publicised, Krabi mayor Kirasak Phukaoluan travelled to his house and gave him 10 kilograms of rice and eggs to feed the family.

 

Suphanan, a nine-year-old girl in the house, was given Bt1,500 by the mayor to help her family during the hardship.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385835

 

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Looking at the photo, maybe the mayor could also have provided some face masks for the family as well, in order for them to try and stay safe, especially as some provinces are making mask wearing compulsory, when leaving your premises ? 

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5 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

Looking at the photo, maybe the mayor could also have provided some face masks for the family as well, in order for them to try and stay safe, especially as some provinces are making mask wearing compulsory, when leaving your premises ? 

Why should they wear masks if they are at home?

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2 hours ago, Mbaki said:

Why should they wear masks if they are at home?

You are surely not being serious, why wear masks at home?

They posted on FB, begging for food, people arrive with provisions, amd none of the family are wearing masks,.

What a bunch of plonkers.

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Suphanan, a nine-year-old girl in the house, was given Bt1,500 by the mayor to help her family during the hardship.

Why the hell would you give a 9 year old kid 1.5k baht? Why not give it to the parents? Who knows what the kid will spend that money on...

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49 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

 

 

Why the hell would you give a 9 year old kid 1.5k baht? Why not give it to the parents? Who knows what the kid will spend that money on...

Food etc can be given to the adults as they do the cooking and manage the home, maybe the Mayor didn't want the young girl to feel "left out" so he gave her some money so she felt included.

A little lateral thinking goes a long way.

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4 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Food etc can be given to the adults as they do the cooking and manage the home, maybe the Mayor didn't want the young girl to feel "left out" so he gave her some money so she felt included.

A little lateral thinking goes a long way.

Very generous of him and showing empathy and compassion in a time of need to people who have no control currently about their circumstances.

I hope that after this some people are able to save a little more from their meagre incomes

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59 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

 

 

Why the hell would you give a 9 year old kid 1.5k baht? Why not give it to the parents? Who knows what the kid will spend that money on...

The kid is unlikely to drink the money,no aspertions on the nice family,but the lads could have '<deleted> it up the wall'

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

10kg won't last long with that lot, and the 1,500 baht will only get a couple of boxes of leo and a few loa kow

what about next week ...  ?

You could donate if you feel so inclined!

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

10kg won't last long with that lot, and the 1,500 baht will only get a couple of boxes of leo and a few loa kow

what about next week ...  ?

Ignorant remark.. don't judge others by your own behaviour..

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4 hours ago, bbi1 said:

 

 

Why the hell would you give a 9 year old kid 1.5k baht? Why not give it to the parents? Who knows what the kid will spend that money on...

From my experience she will hand the money straight over to her Mother !

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1 hour ago, trainman34014 said:

And where is the Government helping people like this when they need it most ?

Eeehhhh??..??..??..

 

Have you read about all the relief packages offered by the government?

I know that there are "holes" in these packages and not all will get money, but they are really trying, and are allocating billions of Baht.

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2 hours ago, fruitman said:

Here i have a job for him to build a carport...but welders cost 2000 a day, that's what i paid 10 years ago.

Was there a foreman?

Normally in these little teams, there is a foreman that collects 400% on top.

It took me many years before I had direct contact to plumber, welder, construction, gardener etc. without paying the middle man - and I treat them fair, and they even call to hear if I need any work done.

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4 hours ago, rasmus5150 said:

Eeehhhh??..??..??..

 

Have you read about all the relief packages offered by the government?

I know that there are "holes" in these packages and not all will get money, but they are really trying, and are allocating billions of Baht.

Trust me; it's not reaching many of the people who need it most, plenty of talk but not a lot of delivery !

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22 minutes ago, rasmus5150 said:

Was there a foreman?

Normally in these little teams, there is a foreman that collects 400% on top.

It took me many years before I had direct contact to plumber, welder, construction, gardener etc. without paying the middle man - and I treat them fair, and they even call to hear if I need any work done.

It was the local roof/steel bar company....they build another carport here and installed steel bars/screen doors and so...

 

They gave a very bad service as well, and later when i wanted to order more (they are all bad) from him he made 3 appointments to come and never showed up...he had a big company though and loads of work in this area.

 

I have plenty work for a good welder, the steel screen doors need new locks, i hate those hanging locks and also want them from stainless steel now...

 

The thing is that the Thai don't care for a good reputation and more work in the future...if this welder had a good reputation and works for 400 a day he must be swimming in work....

 

For 400 a day he can replace all my fences for stainless, also the steel bars and build me a new carport. But i bet he'll charge more.

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4 hours ago, rasmus5150 said:

Eeehhhh??..??..??..

 

Have you read about all the relief packages offered by the government?

I know that there are "holes" in these packages and not all will get money, but they are really trying, and are allocating billions of Baht.

The 5000 baht pledges were surposed to have gone out 2 weeks ago , has anybody actually recieved the cash yet ?

Its a serious question because I know several people who qualified and promptly registered online , as of yesterday none of them had heard or recieved anything .

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On 4/13/2020 at 8:06 AM, bbi1 said:

 

 

Why the hell would you give a 9 year old kid 1.5k baht? Why not give it to the parents? Who knows what the kid will spend that money on...

THAI LOGIC !!! so the adults can not buy booze !!

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On 4/13/2020 at 8:06 AM, bbi1 said:

 

 

Why the hell would you give a 9 year old kid 1.5k baht? Why not give it to the parents? Who knows what the kid will spend that money on...

Pretty sure the parents will take it to spend on essentials

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20 hours ago, Sametboy2019 said:

Pretty sure the parents will take it to spend on essentials

Someone said why the hell would you give the money to a 9 year old girl. It's to do with publicity, kids and pets photograph better then adults and invoke more feelings.

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3 minutes ago, Nsp64 said:

Offer charity then photograph it and distribute to the media. . . . How  vulgar?

Tacky people 

 

only in our culture, in thai culture self congratulating or boasting when giving blood or doing a good or charitable deed is normal, my thai friends do it all the time.

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20 minutes ago, Nsp64 said:

Offer charity then photograph it and distribute to the media. . . . How  vulgar?

Tacky people 

It's to promote charity, National pride and unity among'st the Thai people, concepts most foreigners find difficult to understand.  As Thais have no illusions that "Unity" and not "Diversity" is their strength.

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