A poll by Suan Dusit University has found that a majority of older Thais believe that the youth are disgracing the country because of their outrageous fashions, morally corrupt attitudes and lack of respect for elders. The survey of 1,640 people reported that most respondents wanted the Culture Ministry to regulate the dress code for youths by imposing measures such as banning tank tops with spaghetti straps, ultra-short shorts and body-hugging student uniforms. They also said the state should censor the media by forbidding images of young women in skimpy clothing. Vira Rojpojchanarat, permanent-secretary for the culture ministry, said the ministry would use the poll as a guideline to prioritize tasks.
Bangkok Post