The Deputy National Police Chief has announced a long list of things allowed and not allowed for all the people intending to take part in this year’s Songkran celebrations.
Deputy Chief Wirachai Songmetta said if people abide by the rules it will make the festival safer and more enjoyable for everyone taking part.
Top of the list for outlawed behavior is groping women, the deputy chief said anyone found to be violating this could face up to 10 years in prison and or a fine of up to 200,000 baht, so no wandering hands!
It was also made clear alcohol sales to minors, those under 20 years of age, will not be tolerated with a prison sentence of up to one year and or a fine of 20,000 baht being threatened if anyone is caught breaking the law.
Drink driving understandably is also a big no-no with prison sentences of up to five years and or fines of anywhere up to 100,000 baht being threatened.
While police have said they want people to enjoy the festivities it is also important for people to act responsibly and follow the law.
The press conference was signed off yesterday with “Have fun at Thai New Year folks.”
With police previously announcing water splashing is to be banned on all main and secondary roads the festivities could look a lot different this year.
Source : Thairath
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