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PM lays down harsh Loy Krathong law

NATIONWIDE: The Interior Ministry has said that anyone caught using fireworks, firecrackers or other prohibited items during Loy Krathong faces up to three years in prison and a B60,000 fine.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 08:54AM


A Chiang Mai boy plays with a sparkler as he celebrates the Loy Krathong festival. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says there must be none of this on Friday (Nov 3). Photo: Bangkok Post / file by Phrakrit Juntawong

A Chiang Mai boy plays with a sparkler as he celebrates the Loy Krathong festival. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says there must be none of this on Friday (Nov 3). Photo: Bangkok Post / file by Phrakrit Juntawong

Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the ministry to make sure provincial authorities issue regulations and guidelines to the public.

These rules will be overseen by district chiefs for requests to use fireworks or sky lanterns during the festival, which falls on Friday (Nov 3).

Lt Gen Sansern said district chiefs must not approve any use of fireworks or sky lanterns until the guidelines are announced by provincial authorities.

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He said authorities must keep an eye on manufacturers and suppliers of fireworks during the festival to ensure their compliance with the law.

Appeals have also been made for people to consider using biodegradable materials for their krathongs after the litter issues of previous years.

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Jor12 | 07 November 2017 - 21:18:51

Explain to the readers where Police derive the authority to enforce Local government rules? and what is the criminal offence for which one can be imprisoned ie to use fireworks or sky lanterns. 

Rorri_2 | 03 November 2017 - 10:46:30

""These rules will be overseen by district chiefs" and nothing to do with Police to enforce," you mislead again, these "rules" are for"requests to use fireworks or sky lanterns during the festival," enforcement, charge etc, is still to be done by the police, so if people are char6, and imprisoned them they will add to the already overcrowded prisons... simpl...

Jor12 | 02 November 2017 - 22:03:31

What has overpopulated prisons have to do with this article? The article further states, "These rules will be overseen by district chiefs" and nothing to do with Police to enforce.

Kurt | 01 November 2017 - 15:02:34

NCPO orders, but nothing to worry as we have the RTP who not will enforce it.
They have just enough manpower for road checks motorbike helmet.

Is there space again in thailand's multi overpopulated prisons, that there is a 3 year jail promise set?

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