Thursday, 19 May 2011

NSO: Majority back teen curfew

BANGKOK, 19 May 2011 (NNT) – The majority of Thai people have expressed their agreement with the measure forbidding teens under 18 years of age from leaving their homes after 22.00 hrs, according to a recent survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

According to NSO Director Viboondhat Sudhantanakit, 81% of the people surveyed agreed with the mentioned measure while only 18.6% opposed the idea.

The respondents residing in the northern region of the kingdom supported the measure the most, accounting for 87.2%. The rates for the central, southern, northeastern regions and capital city recorded at 85.8%, 85.7%, 85.1% and 72.7% respectively.

The supporters deemed the measure an effective tool to reduce crime involving children and youth in the society as well as help control their behavior. They also wanted the measure to be strictly and constantly enforced throughout the country.

Moreover, the respondents said authorities should find ways to prevent some police officers from lining their pockets on account of the measure.

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