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The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security reached out to homeless people in Bangkok in an effort to improve their lives.
A group of officials, police officers and city rangers traveled to Sukhumvit Soi 4 and 8 after a few homeless people were found wandering the streets. They spoke to a 40-year old homeless man who told them he was originally from Khlong Toei. He was later taken to Lumpini Metro Police Station for further questioning.
Further, a handicapped man was found begging for money on the footpath in the area. He was taken to the same police station where he was asked to provide personal details.
Both men will be assisted by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and will be required to undergo a rehabilitation program.
More than 4,500 beggars and homeless people have so far been taken off the streets since the ministry began a series of visits across Bangkok and its vicinity. Around 800 others at Sanam Luang also received help from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.