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Fireworks allowed for New Year celebrations

Fireworks will be temporarily allowed during the 2018 New Year celebrations, according to a new order by the junta's chief.


By Bangkok Post

Saturday 30 December 2017, 04:50PM


Fireworks set off a flurry of lights and colours at Wat Arun Ratchawararam, or the Temple of the Dawn, in Bangkok to celebrate the new year on Jan 1, 2016. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

Fireworks set off a flurry of lights and colours at Wat Arun Ratchawararam, or the Temple of the Dawn, in Bangkok to celebrate the new year on Jan 1, 2016. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has issued the order by his authority under Section 44 of the interim charter to override a previous one banning pyrotechnics.

The new order, published in the Royal Gazette on Saturday, aims to "allow celebrations of the new year, which will promote tourism".


Under the new order, fireworks can be set off between 11pm on Sunday and 1am the next day without having to seek prior permission from district directors for Bangkok and district chiefs for other provinces.

Fireworks can only be set off at a safe distance and nowhere near royal grounds, oil depots, refuelling stations, hospitals and airports. Their pipes must be 12 inches or less in diameter.

Users must also lay down preventive measures against accidents or damage to life and assets, according to the order.

Other forms of pyrotechnics continued to be banned even during the period.

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Kurt | 01 January 2018 - 07:09:12

Why the use of Section 44?
There is a No.27/2559 Order about fireworks.
That is what the police has to enforce. Right?
If the police not enforce No.27/2559 Order, what make to think that the police will enforce a Section 44 Order?

It weakens the strenght of Section 44 as it was 'given in hands' of the RTP to enforce it. 
And that didn't happen nation wide.

Perhaps a Section 4...

Kurt | 31 December 2017 - 04:41:53

Fire works allowed only between 11 PM and 01 AM ????

How about the always usual fire works everywhere every day around the clock, specially in the middle of the night, followed by a concert of the soi dogs?

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