Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are to be banned from being flown over Bangkok’s Grand Palace, Sanam Luang and must not be flown within a 19-kilometre radius of the Royal Cremation ceremonies taking place from October 25-29.

The director-general of the Ministry of Transport’s Civil Aviation Authority has signed an order to outlaw drone usage at the mention locations during HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej cremation ceremony’s as a safety and orderliness precaution and as a sign of respect to the late monarch.

For anyone who violates the order they will face a 40,000 baht fine or a prison sentence of 1 year, or both.

Military officers will also have the authority to destroy any UAV’s under the 2010 Act on Treatments Against Aircraft Committing Wrongful Acts.

Source: TheNation

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand


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