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Netizens complain after Let’s Go Halves registration is full in 10 minutes

By THE NATION

 

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The registration under the third phase of the government’s “Kon La Khreung” (Let’s Go Halves) co-payment shopping scheme started at 6pm on Wednesday, with the quota of 1.34 million users filled in a mere 10 minutes, leading to complaints.

 

After the registration was full, the hashtag #คนละครึ่งเฟส3 (#KonLaKhreungPhase3) became a top hit on Twitter, with a numbers of netizens complaining that the quota limit was filled way too fast.

 

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Many users complained that they filled out their applications at precisely 6.01am but had to wait for the one-time password (OTP) to be sent to their mobile phones to complete their registration. When the OTP finally arrived, the quota was already full.

 

Others said it took more than five minutes for the OTP to arrive, which made them miss the window.

 

One user said he registered for three of his relatives, but only one was accepted.

 

Another user criticised the campaign for being “funded by citizens’ tax money, but only grants rights to some, and is nothing more than a PR stunt for the government”.

 

Under the scheme, registered users will get 50 per cent discount on their daily purchases of up to Bt150 per day, capped at Bt3,500.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30401501

 

 

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Should be an indicator to this Government of how bad the lives of their people really are due to their inactions in providing a proper stimulus to the whole country.  However, there are many citizens as well as expats who will keep assisting within their communities anyway they can.  We just went shopping for a few of the families down one of our side sois here near us to help them out.  I have also noticed the homeless number increasing, and with the colder temperatures we gave two blankets to the two men we see sleeping outside behind the MRT building.

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5 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Should be an indicator to this Government of how bad the lives of their people really are due to their inactions in providing a proper stimulus to the whole country.  However, there are many citizens as well as expats who will keep assisting within their communities anyway they can.  We just went shopping for a few of the families down one of our side sois here near us to help them out.  I have also noticed the homeless number increasing, and with the colder temperatures we gave two blankets to the two men we see sleeping outside behind the MRT building.

True.

I walk a lot and never seen so many people sleeping along the roadside.

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2 minutes ago, AlfHuy said:

True.

I walk a lot and never seen so many people sleeping along the roadside.

9.5 Km yesterday, and yes many sitting with cups out in front asking for assistance, then there are the proud families who we have met that refuse to accept help, but when we do bring something by it brings a tear to their eyes.

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4 minutes ago, AlfHuy said:

I walk a lot and never seen so many people sleeping along the roadside.

 

And these people have smart phones and know about this app?

 

I suspect, that in a year or two, this scheme will be revealed to have been totally corrupt - there have already been quite a few low-level charges filed - and shown to have benefited those mostly well above the poverty line.

 

Look I get that people are suffering, when have they not here. Maybe some of us didn't see it before, and now we're shocked.

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

 

And these people have smart phones and know about this app?

 

I suspect, that in a year or two, this scheme will be revealed to have been totally corrupt - there have already been quite a few low-level charges filed - and shown to have benefited those mostly well above the poverty line.

 

Look I get that people are suffering, when have they not here. Maybe some of us didn't see it before, and now we're shocked.

 

 

 

 

Read between the lines.  Do you really think a homeless person, who does not have a roof over their heads, and food in their bellies, has a smart phone?  Really? you are a funny person if you believe so.

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Not a big deal these so call freebies, you can only redeem these coupons at grocery stores and only buy basic consumer food items, no beer or cigarettes of luxury items for a 1,000 baht, how much rice and oil do you really need?...

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A spin-off from this scheme for the government / tax department is the exposure of many of the smaller retailers /shops and the under declaring of their true taxable income. 

So any shop who joined the scheme will now be closely looked at regarding what they report as income in the future. 

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34 minutes ago, Tropicalevo said:

My team were all up early this morning to try and register. Started at 06.00 and no chance.

Not one of them was successful.

 

Dito. Wife up early but no luck. 

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8 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Totally irrelevant! What country are they from? Netizens??? they must be Thai citizens to apply for this.

Well seeing as all of the complaints on twitter were written in Thai I would be fairly confident that they were Thai citizens.

 

Unless of course you believe there is a vast pool of people fluent in writing Thai script spread out around the world, who have all synchronized the clocks in their respective timezones to immeditatly get onto Twitter and complain at the exact same time all with the sole unifying aim to discredit a givernment scheme???

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27 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Totally irrelevant! What country are they from? Netizens??? they must be Thai citizens to apply for this.

Most of the netizens they refer to are Thais, as they complained when they could not get logged into the program as it was full already......

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There is also a lot of people who are not capable of registering I know my wife has helped a few people to do it, according the midget this 1.3 million is from the last time where people registered and didn't use it

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43 minutes ago, trainman34014 said:

Should be means tested as we know several well off families are bragging about using it !

Why would they brag, it had a spend limit of B3500, certainly nothing to brag about or maybe they're not as flush as they like to make-out. 

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2 minutes ago, Artisi said:

Why would they brag, it had a spend limit of B3500, certainly nothing to brag about or maybe they're not as flush as they like to make-out. 

Thai people love to brag when they think they have something other people haven't !

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16 minutes ago, angelsIDC said:


I am a homeless person and have been for 5 years now, a victim of Thai-ness and I do have a smartphone ... the only thing I have ... and lucky for me I am in Belgium where people go to their ultimate best NOT to help me ... so I use that phone to protest loudly against the insane punishment and life sentence I receive as a victim of the greater Thai conspiracy : cheating, stealing, lying and destroying farang ... especially when they write books like these ... 

So after that I begged Thai people to help me and nothing ... 
After that I begged Belgian people to help me and nothing ...

In a few days I will get euthanasia ... (that is governement assisted suicide)

The Thai criminals are even today having parties with my money and my Thai lawyer is almost unreachable ... 

Yes, I have a smartphone, I am homeless and I long for death ... to end this insane horrific life where no one wants to "help" me  ... 

They shoot farang, don't they ? 

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Where can we send 💐💐💐😉

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4 hours ago, jonclark said:

Well seeing as all of the complaints on twitter were written in Thai I would be fairly confident that they were Thai citizens.

 

Unless of course you believe there is a vast pool of people fluent in writing Thai script spread out around the world, who have all synchronized the clocks in their respective timezones to immeditatly get onto Twitter and complain at the exact same time all with the sole unifying aim to discredit a givernment scheme???

I am very pleased to read the you really understood kind of joke. You know, Netizen and Citizen.....and so on. I, in a sort of way, clssified the Netizens to be in a land of their own. Sorry, you didn´t get that. I will try to not repeat myself in such a blunt and difficult to understand way.

Yes, discredit a government scheme. Why in the world would they do that?

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6 hours ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Totally irrelevant! What country are they from? Netizens??? they must be Thai citizens to apply for this.

Really? You have to be kidding me with this statement?

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3 hours ago, angelsIDC said:


I am a homeless person and have been for 5 years now, a victim of Thai-ness and I do have a smartphone ... the only thing I have ... and lucky for me I am in Belgium where people go to their ultimate best NOT to help me ... so I use that phone to protest loudly against the insane punishment and life sentence I receive as a victim of the greater Thai conspiracy : cheating, stealing, lying and destroying farang ... especially when they write books like these ... 

So after that I begged Thai people to help me and nothing ... 
After that I begged Belgian people to help me and nothing ...

In a few days I will get euthanasia ... (that is governement assisted suicide)

The Thai criminals are even today having parties with my money and my Thai lawyer is almost unreachable ... 

Yes, I have a smartphone, I am homeless and I long for death ... to end this insane horrific life where no one wants to "help" me  ... 

They shoot farang, don't they ? 

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sounds to me an alcohol or drug problem rather than 'thai-ness'...

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