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Locked up in a constructing employee camp – Thailand’s hidden Covid tragedy

Friso Poldervaart and Greg Lange, founders of the Bangkok Neighborhood Abet Basis, spoke to The Thaiger this week about the severe problems rising in among the employee and constructing camps. Some 80,000 of us – largely Burmese, Cambodian and Thai staff – were isolated in these shanty towns, in overall imprisoned. They’re guarded by Thai police and military. One of the crucial arrive builders are doing the precise thing and offering meals and provides. However others are no longer. Whereas the tourism authorities are talking up the Sandboxes and reopening the country to tourism, this human tragedy is unfolding in and round Thailand’s national capital.

In the occasion you wold have interaction to motivate contact Friso or Greg right here…
https://www.facebook.com/BkkCommunityHelp/

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10 thoughts on “Locked up in a constructing employee camp – Thailand’s hidden Covid tragedy

  • July 21, 2021 at 11:03 am
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    Thai workers LOL…rarer than a honey badger,, i kind in actuality feel sorry for these migrant workers tho,

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  • July 21, 2021 at 11:20 am
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    Can’t can get better for foreigners till vaccines are allowed to be purchased by deepest hospitals

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  • July 21, 2021 at 11:49 am
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    QUESTION/ANSWER Please take into tale if any of you naysayers / planks would ever dream of supporting The Bangkok Neighborhood Back Foundation their Paypal tale is Crack of break of day Tacos hunch by Gregory Lange who has made his kitchens accessible to provide sizzling food for the native of us who’re in want. Because of the The Thaiger for highlighting the plight of so many folks in Bangkok who’re in want. Lizzie (UK)

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  • July 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm
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    The presumption that every one the developers are unscrupulous and sitting on piles of cash whereas no longer paying the workers is theory. The worth of a mission under no circumstances indicates the cash dwelling of the developer. Essentially, no work for the developers = No pay for the workers. Sad nonetheless actuality. The LOCKING IN of the workers is the root for this human tragedy. I engage it is a government decision. If that is the choice taken, it is the duty of the federal government to feed the “prisoners”. Aren't the inmates in official prisons getting food? And the keep are the vaccine dosages? Thailand wishes to be idea to be no longer third world. Right here is the marker – Free vaccine for all. Don't discriminate in opposition to farang/Thai and prisoner/detainee. You are covering plans to kind the sandbox in other places in Thailand. Please point our the folly here. It’ll also be the contribution of the Thaiger to saving lives. The promotion of tourism, wherein potentialities are you’ll perhaps well luxuriate in engaged (by the sheer likelihood of company on the impress within the tourism industry) has confirmed potentialities are you’ll perhaps well luxuriate in taken facets to support unstable enterprise. Now that potentialities are you’ll perhaps well luxuriate in touched a nerve with this worker camp, you appear to be enjoying that up. Time to kind a stand. If reviewed, your sandbox protection has been nearly entirely on the aspect of “getting farang here so we can elevate their cash”.

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  • July 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm
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    The federal government is titillating to sacrifice each person and every little thing to elevate a see at and stop the virus (which they are going to fail to kind no topic what they shut down)

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  • July 21, 2021 at 2:06 pm
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    You guys are beautiful mettlesome too kind any comment on the federal government that can be interpreted as unfavorable don't you judge that's moderately foolhardy of you

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