Because forcing people to buy insurance does not solve the problem you describe. 1) Insurance policies exclude pre-existing conditions or anything related to them. And that is what any insured person is most likely to get treatment for. So, in that case, all the requirement for insurance does is displace money to an insurance company that could otherwise be used to pay for treatment. 2) I have never met anybody in Thailand who did not pay for their medical treatment. Thai hospitals will not treat you unless you pay for treatment up front. 3) I believe it was only a couple of months ago that the Thai government added a fee on to aircraft arrivals. This 500 baht fee they said was so Thailand could recover the costs of treating tourists without insurance or sufficient funds. Now, they want to add the scam insurance in addition to the 500 baht fee. 4) Having the required Thai insurance doesn't actually insure anything. A couple of weeks ago, when too many people were filing claims for Covid policies, one insurance company just decided to up and quit and not pay. So much for hospitals getting their money. The policy holder/victim is right back to being forced to pay again--minus the money wasted on insurance. 5) The only thing this requirement will do is remove the amount of money retirees currently have to pay their medical bills. Otherwise the situation remains as it is, except of course many people will be aged out of being able to acquire any insurance, no matter the cost.
I have Chinese friends. Polite and pleasant. But sure, I don't mind the obnoxious ones not being here.
And yes, some tourgroups in CM are similar to the Benidorm crowd. But it's not just the Chinese, they simply are higher in number.
Yes, this is what I noticed. The Phuket Sandbox prices were amazing value. The figures I quoted came from a link a member posted for SHA+ hotels in Bangkok for 1 night. As you say, hopefully they will reduce in the coming days?…
What you are stating is not possible. If the "bullet part" was lodged inside the barrel from a previous round and not expelled from the ignition of the cartridge it came from then a second charge would blow the barrel, possibly the chamber. It would not be propelled from the second charge. If the "bullet part" was smaller than the bore of the barrel it would have easily been expelled by the prior cartridge.
Even dirt in a barrel let alone a metal object stuck inside of it will cause chamber pressure to rise to the point it will burst the barrel. I have personally witnessed two occasions. One where a person incorrectly loaded a 20 gauge shell into a much bigger 12 gouge gun barrel. Upon opening the gun, he thought he had not loaded it and put a 12 gauge shell in and fired it. The chamber pressure blew the sideplates of the gun and split the barrel. That was of a shotgun which has a much larger bore than a rifle and much lower chamber pressure than created in the much smaller diameter rifle. I have seen where a person incorrectly loaded a 12 gauge shell. He thought he had not put the shotgun pellets in. He had actually forgot the wad. These are small pellets going through a very large bore and here again, the chamber pressure rose to the point the barrel of the gun was thrown in the air over 30 feet, the chamber exploded and the force broke the stock of the gun.
If you put any solid object inside the much smaller diameter rifle or handgun barrel, particularly one that is lodged in the barrel from a prior shell, any firing of that gun will not eject the object but rather blow the gun apart. There have been numerous instances where paper or plastic wadding from a dud/misfire has been lodged in a barrel. Even the plastic or paper let alone a "bullet part" is enough to raise pressures to the point where the barrel splits.
A shot discharged from a handgun with anything lodged in the barrel would knock the person firing it dramatically and more likely blow apart in the persons hand.