Hidden in the civilized Chidlom: Glue-huffing teens

Behind the business district’s luxurious condos and shopping malls, a city’s invisible children squat.

Last night a Pantip user shared photos of local glue-huffing teens she snapped from her window she claims gather around a Chidlom bridge by Saensab Khlong. She said that despite complaining to the police every month for six months, law enforcement has done nothing, nor has anyone else come to intervene with the children.

“I usually walk my dog and work out every evening, and one day one of them came toward me and asked for my money, so I gave him a THB20 bill just to get away,” Nui recounted. That day she got back to her condo and took their photos.

She also claims the gang almost attacked her recently.

The second time Nui says she faced one of the adults who threatened to “take her” if she didn’t give him some money.

Nui says she doesn’t want to see them locked up but get some help.

“I want to see a related organization to take care of them. So locals will be safe, and these kids will have better future. I could ask my landlord to ask them to leave, but what’s the point? They would just gather some place else,” she added.

Few things make you as stupid as huffing glue, and most alarming is the little boy in the cream pants, whom Nui claimed looks about 10 years old.

Source: Pantip, Sononui

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