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Has Chiang Rai been affected by the imposition of martial law?

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The barflies seem to be moaning about the curfew but I remember liking the fact I didn't need to hang around till the wee hours to find a girl to take me home. It had a tendency to speed the dating process along quite nicely.wink.png

Then you must have been a very han sum man back in the day, eh, Village Farang.

And I imagine there was only a limited supply of han sum man -- shame on you, taking advantage of the situation.

It probably had just as much to do with me being very young and speaking Thai, because I certainly didn’t have any money back then. It is hard to describe what things were like back in the 70s and 80s as a young single guy, who some may have called handsome. Very different times.

Perhaps a handsome man from a Pablo Picasso poiint of view :D

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Humble apologies, VF. It's only 3 for me - all with the same degree of "noticeability" (yes, certainly the spelling police will object, but.....) - ZERO.

As someone pointed out 8 coups is not really correct as I guess I tend to include the attempted Coups like when they tried to oust Prem. They ended up not being successful, but there were still tanks in the streets and nothing but marching music on the radio. The attempts were just as interesting as one waited around for news as to which side prevailed. Generally if you couldn't consolidate power in the first 48 hours then you had failed.

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Only thing I have noticed is that my brother in law who sells meat and leaves home at 2 am every morning was allowed to do everything he had to to get it to the market and could sell it there but is not allowed to do the veery early morning (3am- 8am) deliveries to the hotels restaurants etc. he supplies.

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Yes Harrry, their is a waiver for persons handling/selling perishable goods. It was clarified in one of the announcements early evening yesterday.

Hopefully, your BIL will escape capture and penal servitude on some barren island.

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Yes Harrry, their is a waiver for persons handling/selling perishable goods. It was clarified in one of the announcements early evening yesterday.

Hopefully, your BIL will escape capture and penal servitude on some barren island.

Yes..though there may be some that think it would be a good thing if he did not evade capture.

He was permitted to get things to the market and sell there but he was not permitted to do the deliveries that he does between three and six to the restaurants and hotels he usually suppplies so i guess they ggot a late start with their food.

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It's usually very quiet here where I live by 10 pm anyway

Did notice police pickups going past a lot tonight ,perhaps to check bars and suchlike were closed on time

Other than that its nice and quiet as usual

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Late nights are back on the menu with relaxation of the restrictions. Midnight to four from today.

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Plain-clothes police were grabbing people in the mall today.

Two big police trucks and other vehicles were outside.

My wife thinks they were loading red shirts, based on the yelling and commotion.

There were also guards, with mirrors on a stick, looking under all vehicles entering the mall.

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Excuse me, but which Mall are you talking about? At which time? We are at the Central Plaza if you are talking about. There now and have been most of the day. Sitting at Chester's atm - NOTHING happening here.

Where are you?

Plain-clothes police were grabbing people in the mall today.

Two big police trucks and other vehicles were outside.

My wife thinks they were loading red shirts, based on the yelling and commotion.

There were also guards, with mirrors on a stick, looking under all vehicles entering the mall.

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Central Mall. In and in front of MacDonald's. About 2 pm.

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30 meters away, then. Nothing now.

They were fast. Didn't see any guns or uniforms - just a walkie talkie. They dragged a guy away sitting at a table next to us. He resisted. But, he was outnumbered. And we saw others loaded into a 'paddy wagon'. The rest of the customers (including us) kept their heads down or looked the other way. Except for a Thai woman at another table. She was mad, stood up and told everybody to remember this.

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We stopped by the Mall for awhile this afternoon but didn’t notice anything unusual at all. It was pretty crowded though. I guess there was a very brief power outage just as we were leaving.

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Did you guys fly in? Didn't you see the guys at the parking entrances with mirrors-on-a-stick? They really slowed traffic down.

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That is standard operating procedure at the entrance we normally use.

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