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Songkran: Don't say you weren't warned - top cop gives his best "DONT'S"

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Songkran: Don't say you weren't warned - top cop gives his best "DONT'S"

 

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Caption: Songkran dont's

 

Thai Rath said that a deputy chief of the Royal Thai Police had issued his four major "don'ts" for Songkran. Nobody could claim innocence after these warnings, said the media. 

 

Citing the page of Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta - in the legal department of the RTP - they are:

 

1. Drinking and driving. Penalty one year in jail and fines of 5,000 to 20,000 baht or both.

 

2. Drinking spirits or beer on vehicles being used to play Songkran. Six months/10K or both

 

3. Loud and annoying music on vehicles. Three months/2-10K or both.

 

4. Molesting women. 10 years/200K or both.

 

But Thai Rath said they were hardly the only things that people could be nabbed for at the annual celebration. 

 

They pointed out - perhaps with a little sense of fun in their story - that there were many more transgressions. 

 

Last year people were arrested and stopped for naked dancing, shooting weapons in the air, not wearing seat belts or helmets and having violent arguments.

 

Welcome to Songkran 2019 and do have fun!

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-04-12

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8 minutes ago, webfact said:

3. Loud and annoying music on vehicles. Three months/2-10K or both.

Oh, if only!

Does it apply to those annoying advertising trucks too the rest of the year - or probably just selectively.

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Looks like Songkran activities are  getting watered down

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"Loud and annoying music on vehicles" 

That would apply to thousands of offending vehicles nationwide year-round. For many Thais, the level of fun and personal awesomeness equates to the sheer volume of boom-boom loud as <deleted> music. Then there are the trucks loaded down with giant speakers shouting adverts. Stopping it during Songkran? 55555 😃 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Molesting women. 10 years/200K or both.

Ladyboys molesting/groping men..no penalty.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

4. Molesting women. 10 years/200K or both

And for molesting men? 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

They pointed out - perhaps with a little sense of fun in their story - that there were many more transgressions. 

 

Last year people were arrested and stopped for naked dancing, shooting weapons in the air, not wearing seat belts or helmets and having violent arguments.

I’m not seeing the “sense of fun”

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Last year people were arrested and stopped for naked dancing, shooting weapons in the air, not wearing seat belts or helmets...

So their "laws"are serious a few days every year? But I recall reading that during these few days, it's legal to have people riding on the truck bed. Makes sense...to them?

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38 minutes ago, Bluespunk said:

I’m not seeing the “sense of fun”

lol. It's all here:

 

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people were arrested and stopped for naked dancing, shooting weapons in the air, not wearing seat belts or helmets and having violent arguments.

It's called sanook in Thailand. :tongue:

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"3. Loud and annoying music on vehicles. Three months/2-10K or both."

   But when Songkran is over you can return to normal and blast it out as loud as you like (including modified exausts on your motorbikes).

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The best "don't" is "Don't be in Thailand for Songkran" (especially in the tourist areas) 🙂 

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Police, lawyers, and government officials love Songkrang.  It's that one time of year they flex, finger-point, and threaten the public with endless - "DON'T"s. 

I have one too.  Don't come to Thailand this time of year -- it totally sucks.  And if you do come, remember - Don't have fun.

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yes loud music in pick ups every weekend they descend on JOMTIEN beach road blasting it out right next to the sign saying not play loud music 2000 baht fine, cops do nothing

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