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Thai police to focus on busting house parties and other social gatherings

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Police are now focusing on busting house parties and other social gatherings in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19. With large parties and nightclub hopping setting off a new wave of the coronavirus, with the epicentre in nightlife district in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area, the Royal Thai Police are now ordered to delay its crackdown drunk driving to focus on stopping illegal social gatherings.

Officers are now on the look out for loud music and party lights as well as venues that are break the Covid-19 closure orders. They are also keeping an eye on social media as well as the traffic to see if people are flocking to a particular area. The public is also asked to report any illegal gatherings and parties to police.

Police will focus on stopping private parties and other social gatherings in 18 provinces classified as “red zones” under the highest control to contain the spread of Covid-19 including Chon Buri and Bangkok. Under the emergency orders, there are also policies and rules for police officers to protect themselves from the virus.

While police have been ordered to put the drunk driving campaign on hold, officers may still set up road checkpoints for crime prevention.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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    Seth Taylor

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Very misleading photo, with the hatred towards DIRTY FARANGS already intrenched into the Thai mentality why post a STOCK SHOT of only westerners, thats very disappointing

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    Ted

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:53 am

    555 Only In Thailand! This country doesn’t stop to amaze me, how difficult is it for the police to fight all crimes, at the same time?

    An idea for them, no need to set up tent road blocks, with 10+ officers, to do anything, as to catch drunk drivers.

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    Ian Bromley

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:53 am

    It is called shutting the door after the horse has bolted. And of course the police will not be able to extract their tea money if they close the places down. Call me cynical but this is just another media relations stunt that will end as soon as it begins

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    Malc Thai

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Didn’t they give advice recently of gatherings allowed but no more than 50

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    Ian v5.00121

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    I have to say that most of the people I see without masks have been westerners, the vast majority of Thai’s I see are back to wearing masks again this week, everyone seemed to slack off a bit over the last month though.

    You know for sure that xenophobic comments will be headed our way soon, but ain’t that just the way of the world

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    James

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Officers are now on the look out for loud music and party lights as well as venues that are break the Covid-19 closure orders.

    Officers are now on the look out for loud music and party lights as well as venues that break* the Covid-19 closure orders.

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    ty

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Doesn’t the 2 week bar closure end in 3 days?

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    Ian Jones

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Now that’s is you you effectively use your resources, 5555.

    How about this. Keep the traffic checkpoints, no do more checkpoints. Test the driver for alcohol/drugs and then let the next officer check for COVID.

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    Jesus Monroe

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Ok Ok, you can continue to have your party but it’s gonna be expensive understand………

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    Joe Nyomozo

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Surely there is a way to “purchase” a permit to have such parties and the police will look the other way?! Am I wrong?

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    James R

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Seth

    I see one possible farang woman in the picture and the rest are Thais, you need to get your eyes or your feeling of inferiority checked out.

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    James R

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:06 am

    When I was in Phuket from January to August 2020 all the Thais I ever came across in the street or in a shop wore masks, the only people I every saw not wear masks were farangs, they seem to think they were important or something.

    Maybe their $1000 holiday money made them feel rich for a few weeks.

    At the time someone had posted a comment on Facebook or twitter stating every farang not wearing a mask in public should fired at with a catapult , I though that was a good idea, I am of course a farang myself but saw the importance of wearing a mask as I do now in England.

    I do know many farangs living in China Mai permanently do not wear masks at all and have not done so since the start.

    They tell me they are still allowed into bars, shops and restaurants without masks, their attitude is why should they.

    Maybe cancelling their visas might help them do the right thing?

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    Stating the obvious

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:05 am

    @James R – you mean in that stock image that they used. Don’t be daft

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    Richard

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    WE HAVE 4 HOUSES THAT ARE RENTED OUT FOR PARTIES IN MY VILLAGE IN HUA HIN ALL THE TIME.WE CALL THE POLICE WHEN IT GETS TO NOISY AND THEY JUST TELL THEM TO TURN THE MUSIC DOWN.SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE IN PKK INSTEAD OF THE LOCAL POLICE AS HUA HIN IS A RED AREA NOW.

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