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Govt condemned for putting people’s lives at risk for comfort of ‘privileged’ foreigners

By The Nation

 

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Thai social media on Tuesday (July 14) was filled with messages slamming the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the Army and the government for allowing Covid-19 patients to enter the country just because they are privileged.

 

More than 30 Egyptian Air Force members were allowed to enter Thailand on July 8 for three nights, and one of them tested positive on Monday.

 

The incident sparked anger as the infected man was allowed to leave his hotel and visit public venues in Rayong province.

 

The Royal Thai Air Force reportedly allowed the Egyptian Air Force personnel to enter Thailand due to military ties between the two countries.

 

Netizens also slammed the authorities for allowing diplomats’ families to self-isolate at embassies or in their residences instead of insisting they be quarantined in state-run facilities.

 

Several people also attacked the authorities for being careless and prioritising the convenience of privileged people ahead of the safety of Thai citizens.

 

Meanwhile, Phumtham Wechayachai, adviser to the opposition leader, said the government should not punish the country’s people with its inefficiency, adding that the confusing statements from state organisations over the last few days only proves how unprofessional they are.

 

He also said that the government should not use this incident to generate fear and extend the state of emergency.

 

Separately, Palang Pracharath Party MP Sira Jenjaka said the efforts of public health officials and the people should not be wasted.

 

"If the government measures are not effective enough and they put foreigners before Thais, then we will have to start working on resolving Covid-19 issues all over again," he said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30391296

 

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It is much less a foreign privilege problem...and much more an incompetent Thai problem..."all" people entering the country "must" be tested and quarantined to assure the highest level of protection. 

 

Confining quarantined foreigners to state run institutions conjures up images of a state run penal colony...

 

I can just envision tourists clamoring to participate!

 

 

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Once again, you can not and never could get away with anything at a high level unless you were a hiso, had money or were sponsored as a diplomatic envoy.  It goes without saying that people should be passed. Double stadards

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25 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

adding that the confusing statements from state organisations over the last few days only proves how unprofessional they are.

Unprofessional .! Surely not .. this must be a typo error where someone has erroneously slipped an un in front .. 

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19 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Once again, you can not and never could get away with anything at a high level unless you were a hiso, had money or were sponsored as a diplomatic envoy.  It goes without saying that people should be passed. Double stadards

Its the same the world over do you really think the UK royal family would have to go through the same stuff you would ? Same goes for the Dutch royals and Trump ect. 

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29 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

It is much less a foreign privilege problem...and much more an incompetent Thai problem..."all" people entering the country "must" be tested and quarantined to assure the highest level of protection. 

 

Confining quarantined foreigners to state run institutions conjures up images of a state run penal colony...

 

I can just envision tourists clamoring to participate!

 

 

 

haha indeed, i remember a plane load of thais arriving back in the early days of the virus and refusing to quarantine, for some reason or other, and the authorities at the airport being so impotent that they just let them all go...

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57 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Thai social media on Tuesday (July 14) was filled with messages slamming the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the Army and the government for allowing Covid-19 patients to enter the country just because they are privileged.

lucky they didn't extend such privilege to the Chinese

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12 hours ago, robblok said:

Its the same the world over do you really think the UK royal family would have to go through the same stuff you would ? Same goes for the Dutch royals and Trump ect. 

In Australia Billionaire Kerry Stokes and Missus also Danni Minoque were allowed to self isolate at home no "off to the hotel " for them

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a lot of huff and puff by the xenophobes and cud chewers,privilege and a feudal society ,you are it exactly and now you complain.the army does as it wishes and so do the hi so and the connected the rest of u do as your told and sit there in your bovine coccoon.the testing and operation were completely unqualified.whats new about that.?your leaders come and go and live in complete luxury at their whim.a short  time a go a plane of hi so landed refused quarantine and were let thru!!the over reaction is too much,we should not be penalised. sack the people responsible but no we go in the opposite direction as always.schools closed ,get a grip.sack the senior army commanders .the people responsible for this cosy tie up with the egyptians but no they are super people who are never wrong. can never ever be told they screwedup and are being held responsible for their mistakes.instead throw the peons out of a job at the mall.its pathetic.general bimbong phuk a wittapong will jump and down and stamp his little feet go red in the face threaten and wet himself if hes made responsible,get on with it children we grow tired of your pathetic protestations

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Administration (CCSA), the Army and the government for allowing Covid-19 patients to enter the country just because they are privileged.

Hi-so rules should not apply .......!!!!!!

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13 hours ago, samsensam said:

refusing to quarantine, for some reason or other, and the authorities at the airport being so impotent that they just let them all go...

Same here in Thai education. Up to 3/4ths of the class often just refuses to do the work. They're repeatedly told to it, they nod and give a thumbs up. They still don't do it. They continue this behavior knowing full well that when the term ends, they'll still be passed.

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13 hours ago, robblok said:

Its the same the world over do you really think the UK royal family would have to go through the same stuff you would ? Same goes for the Dutch royals and Trump ect. 

Focus. This article is about Thailand.

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Just now, CrunchWrapSupreme said:

Same here in Thai education. Up to 3/4ths of the class often just refuses to do the work. They're repeatedly told to it, they nod and give a thumbs up. They still don't do it. They continue this behavior knowing full well that when the term ends, they'll still be passed.

Nothing to do with the article. Where is the virus connection?

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I can't agree more. This <deleted> infuriated me! Here they've got the problem under control and if they're not careful one outbreak can spread like wildfire again.

 

The fact that Rayong is so close to us here in Pattaya made matters even worse.

 

Make diplomats go through the same protocols as everyone else or be prepared for the problem to rear its ugly head again.

 

Thailand has done a marvelous job of putting the lid on this thing. Don't let us down now!

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Anyone hear about a Covid case this week at a Condo on Soi 26 involving an ambassador and his family?  My wife said there was something in Thai news that involved visits to parks and malls and the youngest daughter now in hospital with Covid. 

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1 minute ago, Kurtsie said:

Anyone hear about a Covid case this week at a Condo on Soi 26 involving an ambassador and his family?  My wife said there was something in Thai news that involved visits to parks and malls and the youngest daughter now in hospital with Covid. 

Already covered in the news reports on this site.  Daughter of the Sudanese ambassador...

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9 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:
13 hours ago, Mavideol said:

lucky they didn't extend such privilege to the Chinese

You sure they didn't ...........????

The Egyptian Flight was a shuttle to Chengdu China  :whistling:

 

Note to powers that be, lets keep that inconvenient fact as far out of the news as possible?! Thanks.

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14 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

It is much less a foreign privilege problem...and much more an incompetent Thai problem..."all" people entering the country "must" be tested and quarantined to assure the highest level of protection. 

 

Confining quarantined foreigners to state run institutions conjures up images of a state run penal colony...

 

I can just envision tourists clamoring to participate!

 

 

I'd be interested to know what alternative to systematic quarantine you'd have to propose? 

 

Right now, any form of international tourism simply means death, most of the Thais have already accepted this fact. I have seen some desperation amongst the girls at Nana and Cowboy, they come to the "office" right now but they can sense that the writing is on the wall. The government must come up with a plan to redeploy this workforce, otherwise unrest is on the way.

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14 hours ago, robblok said:

Its the same the world over do you really think the UK royal family would have to go through the same stuff you would ? Same goes for the Dutch royals and Trump ect. 

Except For Trump who has to display his superiority and lack of human decency, I expect Royalty to be considerate of the people of foreign nations and not place themselves in diplomatic crises by insisting entering countries with disregard to the safety of its citizens health and well being. 

So no, not the same for Royalty.

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2 hours ago, findlay13 said:

In Australia Billionaire Kerry Stokes and Missus also Danni Minoque were allowed to self isolate at home no "off to the hotel " for them

What has this got to do with Thailand??

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14 hours ago, robblok said:

Its the same the world over do you really think the UK royal family would have to go through the same stuff you would ? Same goes for the Dutch royals and Trump ect. 

UK andDutch royals are smart enough to stay home. As for trump and his entourage they are currently not allowed in Europe or Canada 

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14 minutes ago, Srikcir said:

Except For Trump who has to display his superiority and lack of human decency, I expect Royalty to be considerate of the people of foreign nations and not place themselves in diplomatic crises by insisting entering countries with disregard to the safety of its citizens health and well being. 

So no, not the same for Royalty.

Exactly the same for Royalty, there were protests in Germany about it. 

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14 hours ago, robblok said:

Its the same the world over do you really think the UK royal family would have to go through the same stuff you would ? Same goes for the Dutch royals and Trump ect. 

Although Trump should be quarantined from office

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1 hour ago, rupert the bear said:

general bimbong phuk a wittapong

🤣 its a bit  short,needs to  be  longer, the  other side of this is  all the lo so's  long to be hi so's  so they can carry on likewise

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