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Topless Farang Fined 100 Baht in Chiang Mai
By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

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An unidentified foreign man stands with a police officer Wednesday morning at Chiang Mai police station.

CHIANG MAI — A foreign man was arrested and fined 100 baht in Chiang Mai for violating the junta’s ban on indecent dress while splashing water during the first day of Songkran.

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1460534825&typecate=06&section=

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-- Khaosod English 2016-04-14

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Foreign man arrested for being shirtless on Songkran
By Coconuts Bangkok

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Police must have found the bare, wet, male chest very sexy. Photo: Sanook

CHIANG MAI: -- Just so you know, Thai police regard nipples of all genders equally obscene.

A young foreign man was arrested in the middle of a water fight in Chiang Mai province today on a charge of obscenity after police saw him walking around shirtless.

The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was charged with public obscenity “by exposing himself to the public,” according to traffic officer Pol. Col. Piyapan Pattarapongsin.

Full story: http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/04/13/foreign-man-arrested-being-shirtless-songkran

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-- Coconuts Bangkok 2016-04-14

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Was this photo taken before or after the fine was paid ?

If after and the offender allowed leave still ' topless ' the BIB are condoning the offence and the publicity seeker on the right should, at least, be reprimanded.

However he's likely to be rewarded by the PM for upholding traditional Thai values by dealing with serious a serious case.

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Well, if the police feel Jimmy's bare chest is obscene enough to warrant a fine, why have they 1) not covered him up to avoid offending onlookers and 2) allowed an "obscene" photo to be taken, published and distributed via the internet.

Shouldn't the RTP themselves now be charged with promoting obscenity and distribution of lewd material under the Computer Crimes Act.

The law should work both ways.

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Well, if the police feel Jimmy's bare chest is obscene enough to warrant a fine, why have they 1) not covered him up to avoid offending onlookers and 2) allowed an "obscene" photo to be taken, published and distributed via the internet.

Shouldn't the RTP themselves now be charged with promoting obscenity and distribution of lewd material under the Computer Crimes Act.

The law should work both ways.

clap2.gif Spot On !

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It addition to breaking the law themselves, this is nothing short of police harrassment. Why don't the police go stop real criminals: drunk drivers, marauding youths on motorcycles brandishing weapons, drug dealers, and the list goes on.

Strange there has been no crackdown on the "night spots." Oh wait!!! Most are owned and/or controlled by certain members society and of course promote traditional Thai culture and values.

Pathetic hypocrites.

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I remember reading that men would only be fined if they were "muscular" @500 baht... maybe why jimmy only fined 100? ... but really this is madness... No this is THAILAND... (recalling scene from movie "300")

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