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Phuket’s first night of curfew see mass rollout of law enforcement, military

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Officers at a checkpoint at Saphan Hin. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: More than 1,000 officers and military personnel took to the streets of Phuket tonight (Apr 3) to enforce the first night of the national street curfew from 10pm through to 4am.

 

Before the mass deployment, Region 8 Police Lt Gen Jirawat Thippayachan addressed the troops at an assembly at Phuket City Police Station at 9pm.

 

The assembly comprised officers from the Phuket Provincial Police, Tourist Police, Phuket Immigration, Marine Police, Highway, military personnel and 150 volunteer administrative officers from the public sector.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-first-night-of-curfew-see-mass-rollout-of-law-enforcement-military-75572.php

 

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They had nothing else to do 

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next will be the house invasions, that the uniforms will be too otherwise busy, to attend to...

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It's here. The first stages of total control. 

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50 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

Is it just me or does putting thousands on the streets to enforce a curfew defeat the purpose of the curfew?

I doubt if you're the only one who can't figure out the obvious. There are plenty of likely candidates on TFV

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Is it possible for a Thai cival servant to do their jobs without a crowd cheering,cameras blazing and thumbs up backslapping ...JUST DO IT....SOS IN LOS

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11 hours ago, Old Croc said:

Is it just me or does putting thousands on the streets to enforce a curfew defeat the purpose of the curfew?

They're not all going to be standing in the same place and if you check the photo those cops are observing the social spacing rule.

 

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7 hours ago, Old Croc said:

Perhaps for my edification and also for the other "Sad Sacks" on the forum, you could state your version of the obvious?

 

How does a gathering on the streets of large amounts of troops, public servants and volunteers to control a few late night wanderers prevent, not exacerbate, the spread of the virus?

Ask yourself why the curfew is between 10pm and 4am. People have lost their incomes and some will think of turning to crime to get money. Work it out, it's for YOUR protection!
Anyone skulking about during those hours are possibly up to no good if they haven't got a legitimate reason to be out.

 

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12 hours ago, Old Croc said:

Is it just me or does putting thousands on the streets to enforce a curfew defeat the purpose of the curfew?

More often than not when a Thai acts with a purpose they somehow manage to defeat that purpose. It's a unique talent. 

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Will totally stuff up a lot of the DH's racing their little bikes late at night and that's a good thing.

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13 hours ago, Chainsaw said:

Ask yourself why the curfew is between 10pm and 4am. People have lost their incomes and some will think of turning to crime to get money. Work it out, it's for YOUR protection!
Anyone skulking about during those hours are possibly up to no good if they haven't got a legitimate reason to be out.

 

You're answering a different question.

I was talking about the actual reason the large amount of troops and police are out on the streets and suggesting their gathering is directly opposed to that which they expect from the public.

The side effect of curtailing the activities of bad guys and bike racers is not actually relevant to the point.

And, you'd be surprised what I can work out without the need to shout!

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13 hours ago, Chainsaw said:

Ask yourself why the curfew is between 10pm and 4am. People have lost their incomes and some will think of turning to crime to get money. Work it out, it's for YOUR protection!
Anyone skulking about during those hours are possibly up to no good if they haven't got a legitimate reason to be out.

 

If I was intent on 'turning to crime', I would not be skulking along a main road during the curfew hours. I would make myself inconspicuous.

But I am not, so it doesn't really matter.

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14 hours ago, Chainsaw said:

They're not all going to be standing in the same place and if you check the photo those cops are observing the social spacing rule.

 

They are also wearing their personal protective equipment, I think this is a good response and could have been done earlier.

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