a blog by La Kifo
"It is aimed to be a deterrent, a way to discourage people," police colonel Kriangdej Jantarawong said.
New Year celebrations start on Wednesday, with many people travelling long distances to visit family.
About 24,000 people die each year on Thai roads, according to the World Health Organization.
Only Libya has a greater number of fatalities per capita from road traffic accidents.
The government already sends some drunk and reckless drivers to work in hospital wards, Nontajit Netpukkana of the department of probation said.
But authorities decided that "the intensity" of morgue work would help give offenders a more explicit idea of the consequences of their actions, he said.
The cabinet approved the plan last week. Courts will be able to decide who deserves the punishment, the Bangkok Post reports.
Thailand's annual three-day New Year festival, known as Songkran, sees revellers throughout the country take part in water fights.
Reminds me of Bobs Burgers.
I think Thailand deserves to be free for this idea. You here that China? Give them independence. This is just an ingenious idea. No one wants to work a morgue in the middle of a desert. The smell must be intoxicating.
I wonder if you can get high off of dead body fumes...
Imagine how much money Thailand saves, and this might just be the tip of the iceberg. We should institute mandatory manual labor for non violent offenders of the court. Make them do some shit work, clean up elephant crap at the zoo, public bathroom attendant, high school janitor, landscaping. Give them a job a high school kid would take, anything they would do probably sucks ass.
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