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Acrylic paint used for ‘splashing’ during Songkran in Nai Yang

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Three car owners have reported to Saku Police that their cars were splashed by acrylic paint when they were driving past the Songkran zone at Nai Yang Beach on April 13, Songkran day.

A famous Thai Facebook page named ‘queentogetherisone’ posted one of the cases in Phuket showing the pictures of thick globs of paint on the cars with an explanation, ‘We just polishing the cars and on April 13 we drove to join Songkran Festival at Nai Yang Beach and there were some people throwing colour to our car. When I tried to wipe it out with hand, it stuck tightly.

“I managed to find a car care product that removes this acrylic colour from the cars duco without destroying the car paint finish and I would like to share this to show that someone over exaggerated the fun without thinking about the consequences.”

Saku Police Superintendent, Pol Col Kittipong Klaikaewsaid, says that there were three cases reported over similar incidents at the same spot.

The first case is 40 year old Thanachot Iewsiri, who reported to the police in the morning of April 15 that his bronze Toyota Altis taxi picked up passengers from Phuket bus terminal and passed Nai Yang Beach heading to a hotel in the area. He was splashed by some paint colour and tried to remove it from the windshield with the wipers but it couldn’t be removed. It was Acrylic paint that dried very quickly in the hot sun.

The second case was 35 year old Sarayut Naweewong, who reported the case to the police in the same morning saying that his white Toyota Yaris was splashed with colour around a hotel on the beach road of Nai Yang.

The third case is 33 year old Montri Junpisit, on the following day, who reported to the police that he was joining the Songkran Festival in Nai Yang by driving from Nai Yang Temple and when he arrived near Nai Yang Market, there was a group of men throwing colour on his gold-bronze Toyota as well as other cars passing by as well. He said that it was also acrylic paint and couldn’t be washed away.

Pol Col Kittipong said that Saku Investigative Team is in the area to check all CCTV cameras at the time mentioned in all cases and will arrest whoever threw colour on people’s cars.

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111 people arrested at Koh Pha Ngan party for allegedly violating Covid-19 restrictions

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Police raided a party in Koh Pha Ngan and arrested 111 on charges of violating Covid-19 disease control measures under the Emergency Decree. Immigration police and tourist police raided the event at Three Sixty Bar, a venue on a hilltop near Mae Haad Beach on the island known for its 360 degree view.

Out of the 111 people arrested, 89 are foreigners and 20 are Thais. Police say 2 other people admitted to organising the party and were charged with colluding in operating an entertainment venue without permission. All 111 people were taken to the police station for legal action.

According to chief of Surat Thani immigration, police heard about party tickets being sold online. The bar wasn’t exactly discrete about hosting an event. Various posts were made on Facebook advertising the “360 Blast & Addict Party” with DJs on 2 dance floors, a music line up until 2am and a “Crazy Market” with clothes, jewelry and food.

Surat Thani Governor also says strict legal action will be taken against the partygoers and breaches of Covid-19 restrictions will not be tolerated.

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Massage shops and spas in Chon Buri get the “okay” to reopen

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Massage shops and spas as well as other similar venues in Chon Buri will be allowed to reopen after being closed for nearly a month due to strict Covid-19 control measures. Massage and spa workers gathered earlier this week, calling on the government to allow their businesses to reopen.

Along with massage shops and spas, tattoo studios and beauty clinics are also allowed to reopen, but must abide by Covid-19 prevention measures like checking customers’ temperatures, supplying hand sanitiser and enforcing social distancing.

Pattaya News notes that gyms, pools, fitness centres, saunas and massage shops offering “soapies” are not included in the order.

Although Chon Buri has gone 6 consecutive days without a local Covid-19 case, it is still classified as a “red zone.” The Centre for Covid-19 Situation will hold a meeting on Friday and will discuss whether to reclassify the province as an “orange zone,” allowing tourists to visit without permission from a district official.

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