My comments : The situation is now quite beyond redemption. Keadaan terlalu tenat. Economically and financially the 'tipping point' has long been passed.
The local people however are not Thais or Indons or Arabs.
They are like the proverbial experiment where they will stay submerged in water that is slowly warming up, then heats up and finally begins to boil them.
The thieves understand their behaviour only too well.