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  1. Wat?
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    12 Feb '13 15:351 edit
    Full story: http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2013/02/12/kidnapped-karen-girl-enslaved-by-cruel-thai-couple/

    //caution is advised as some of the images are disturbing

    I wonder if this happens in the West, and is unreported?
    Mexicans in US?
    Muslims in the UK?

    Worldwide? or an Asian specific?

    -m. :'(
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    12 Feb '13 16:20
    That's disgusting. Here's hoping Thai justice is stiff and swift.
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    12 Feb '13 16:25
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Full story: http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2013/02/12/kidnapped-karen-girl-enslaved-by-cruel-thai-couple/

    //caution is advised as some of the images are disturbing

    I wonder if this happens in the West, and is unreported?
    Mexicans in US?
    Muslims in the UK?

    Worldwide? or an Asian specific?

    -m. :'(
    There are "sick" people throughout the world. We all ask how can a human do that kind of thing to another human being. Will we ever really know?
    :'(
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    12 Feb '13 16:29
    The absolute worst part of the story is that she escaped about 3 years ago, and the police found her and took her back to her torturers.
  5. Subscriberdivegeester
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    13 Feb '13 06:52
    Does something like this deserve the death penalty?
  6. Wat?
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    13 Feb '13 12:56
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Does something like this deserve the death penalty?
    We ex-pats in Thailand are causing up-roar over this event.

    The problem is that historically the Myanmars and Thais have always despised each other, warred and fought, and a Myanmar in Thailand is considered lower than a street dog.... as this event clearly illustrates.

    The couple have gone into hiding, which is normal. What wasn't normal was that they were bailed, set free, after denying the charges - another norm in Thailand, treat your own first, and better.

    The worst they can get for this offence is either a 200,000 baht fine and or 1 year imprisonment! (200,000 baht being 4,000 UK Pounds)

    1 year imprisonment.

    We have started a fb page, and hope it goes viral. If you would take the link and place it on your fb page, asking for people to share the link we may get somewhere with foreign press getting involved. We are already collecting money for her, and contacting burns units in the US and UK to see if they can get support to take on the rehabilitation of this poor child.

    We would like the death penalty, but what comes first is dealing with the child's trauma, and her rehab - physically and psychiactrically.

    What can be guaranteed is that the Thai Police will try to brush this event under the carpet, for obvious reasons, and the courts will be doing their best to keep it schtum, as the judges who offered bail don't look to good at this moment in time.

    -m. 🙁
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    13 Feb '13 14:02
    Originally posted by mikelom
    We ex-pats in Thailand are causing up-roar over this event.

    The problem is that historically the Myanmars and Thais have always despised each other, warred and fought, and a Myanmar in Thailand is considered lower than a street dog.... as this event clearly illustrates.

    The couple have gone into hiding, which is normal. What wasn't normal was that they ...[text shortened]... t schtum, as the judges who offered bail don't look to good at this moment in time.

    -m. 🙁
    Is the Thai legal system as bogged down as most? I'll bet the accused have already left the country.🙁
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    13 Feb '13 14:07
    Originally posted by mikelom
    The worst they can get for this offence is either a 200,000 baht fine and or 1 year imprisonment! (200,000 baht being 4,000 UK Pounds)
    Shocking 🙁
  9. Standard memberapathist
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    13 Feb '13 19:16
    That is how we all start off.
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    13 Feb '13 21:26
    Originally posted by apathist
    That is how we all start off.
    And thank goodness that's not how too many end up.
  11. Standard memberapathist
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    14 Feb '13 12:23
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    And thank goodness that's not how too many end up.
    Do you think it is due to environment only?
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    14 Feb '13 16:39
    Originally posted by apathist
    Do you think it is due to environment only?
    If, by "environment", you mean their upbringing then yes probably if you mean by the other environment then probably not.
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    14 Feb '13 19:55
    I'm thinking brains get wire different.
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