The Chonburi Social Development and Human Security conducted a “roundup” of homeless people and beggars in Pattaya last night (March 25th).
Officers from the Chonburi Social Development and Human Security Division along with the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) inspected and interviewed homeless people and beggars on Pattaya Walking Street, Pattaya Beach, Soi Buakhow, and Pattaya Second Road last night.
Most of the beggars are foreign migrants according to officials and many were on overstay or did not have legal permission to stay in Thailand.
The inspection came after tourists, local residents, and business operators on Pattaya Walking Street and Beach Road had launched formal complaints to Pattaya City authorities against what they say is a dramatic recent increase in beggars, many with small children, in the Pattaya area.
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Fifteen homeless people were detained and taken to Pattaya City Hall while some of them with mental health problems were taken to the Banglamung Hospital.
Officials stressed that they were treating them with respect and offering many of them a place at the local homeless shelter and providing them aid for mental and medical conditions.
Story by The Pattaya News
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