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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thailand bans sexy dance moves, sexy clothes during Songkran holiday

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This Songkran, you may have to take it easy on the dance floor and opt for a turtleneck instead of a skimpy, smelly beer-logo tank top, because police will be out looking to arrest those with sexy dance moves and revealing clothing. 
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Songkran, aka the water festival, is becoming too sexy for the Thai police to handle. No more sexy girls dancing in the back of pickup trucks. No more sexy shirtless dudes in Silom. They will all be arrested. 
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The punishment for people who dance suggestively or wear suggestive clothing is a THB5,000 fine, about US$145. The news has been published all over local media. One of the reasons behind this campaign is simply to protect sexy people from crimes. Deputy Commissioner Pol. Maj. Gen. Sompong Chingduang even warned ladies not to “wear revealing clothes” or “be tempting because it will lead to sex crimes,” Daily News reported.
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So the logic here is, if there were no sexy girls, there would be no sexual assaults. Got it, sir.
It is not reported how police will define sexy dance moves. 
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Bangkok - Songkran: Six main roads closed for water fighting festivities

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Despite official announcements that Songkran is supposed to be less riotous this year due to the mourning period for the late king, six roads will still be closed off for more restrained water-fighting celebrations. 
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The other surprising directive that has been announced for this year’s celebrations is that it has to be less sexy, with both sexy dance moves and sexy clothes being banned although how they are going to define sexiness and enforce a ban on it remains to be seen. 
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Let’s see how toned down the shenanigans are on the roads that have been designated for celebrating: Khaosan, Chakkra Phong, Bowonniwet, Sib Sam Hang, Tanao, and Silom.
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The Royal Gazette announced yesterday that those roads will be closed to all vehicles from noon until midnight on April 13-15. Khaosan, one of the major water fighting destinations for both Thais and foreigners, will also close today from noon until midnight for water fighting.
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The temporary regulations also ban pickup trucks from carrying water tanks and partiers and any vehicle that plays very loud music from April 13-15.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THAILAND - Thousands queue as Culture Ministry distributes free books commemorating late King


THOUSANDS of people started queuing at 3am to receive free copies of two books commemorating their much-beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, prompting the Culture Ministry to hand them out three hours early.

“We had planned to start the distribution in the afternoon,” Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said yesterday.
However, by 10am, the line had reached Pinklao Bridge, several kilometres away from the National Museum.
The books are “King Bhumibol Adulyadej”, a retrospection on the late monarch’s life and royal works, and “99 Royal Teachings”, an anthology of his teachings.
After His Majesty passed away at the age of 89 on October 13, memorabilia about him has been much sought after. When the Culture Ministry revealed the plan to hand out the free copies, people turned out in huge numbers to make sure they got a copy.
The ministry gave away 40,000 copies yesterday and will continue at that rate every day till its stock of 200,000 copies is gone.
The delivery times are 9am, noon, 3pm and 5pm each day.
The “99 Royal Teachings” was published as a pocketbook so that readers can carry it everywhere, making them feel like the much-loved monarch is always with them.
“We have prepared easy-to-understand contents…It makes clear why Thais love the late King so much,” he said.
Lessons for children
The two books also include well-printed royal portraits, including rare images.
The project was in response to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s instruction to immortalise His Majesty.
“I hope the two valuable books will benefit all the owners in that they can follow the late King’s teachings,” said Saimai Jobkolsuek, a member of the advisory staff for language, document and literature from the Royal Household Bureau.
Vira said his ministry plans more printings for free distribution if sponsors come forward.
The Government Saving Bank, for example, has already donated Bt5 million.
“We expect to publish up to 1 million copies for each book,” he said.
Saimai said all the King’s speeches were valuable with a great philosophy.
“They are very practical too,” he said.
Recipients of the commemorative books were overjoyed. “I will put the books on my altar at home. The royal teachings will guide my life,” said Natruja Sapchaloem, 49.
“I want to keep everything about the late King as much as I can because I really miss him.”
Jintana Pinjorn, 51, said she would read the books aloud to her children. “That way, they will know fully why I love the King so much.”
Orrawan Miangmook, 76, said she intended to preach the royal wisdom to her children.
A 57-year-old housewife from Bangkok, Waraporn Piangpairoon, said the books provided by the Culture Ministry were especially precious because they were something “money could not buy”.


Source: TheNation

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Coronation Thai Crown Prince on December 1st


'Coronation Thai Crown Prince on December 1st'

 Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn will be King of Thailand on 1 December. Previously said the prince yet that he first wanted to mourn a year, but apparently there is still momentum put behind.

The Thai government has been busy with preparations for the inauguration. According to two army officers are the plans for the coronation, which have already been created because of the military coup and the health of the recently deceased King Bhumibol, dug up in May 2014. This makes some things can still be controlled faster than they thought. Expect a simple ceremony, the formal coronation will probably only take place when the deceased king is cremated after a year of mourning.
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The message
from Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn he did not immediately succeed his father, caused turmoil and fears of a period of instability in Thailand, which is probably why there still has been a rapid inauguration. Experts in the country believe that the army will play a greater role after the coronation in the political game. It is expected that Vajiralongkorn will approve a new constitution established by the military and his own team of senior hofadvisors will build. Here he greets his sister Princess Sirindhorn during a memorial service for their father. Sirindhorn is very good at the Thai people, so if Vajiralongkorn is smart, he gives her a big role in the royal duties that await him. His younger sister Princess Chulabhorn is still so overcome with grief that they leave supported by a rather awkward kneeling  nurse.
The message from Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn he did not immediately succeed his father, caused turmoil and fears of a period of instability in Thailand, which is probably why there still has been a rapid inauguration. Experts in the country believe that the army will play a greater role after the coronation in the political game. It is expected that Vajiralongkorn will approve a new constitution established by the military and his own team of senior hofadviseurs will build. Here he greets his sister Princess Sirindhorn during a memorial service for their father. Sirindhorn is very good at the Thai people, so if Vajiralongkorn is smart, he gives her a big role in the royal duties that await him. His younger sister Princess Chulabhorn is still so overcome with grief that they leave supported by a rather awkward kneeling nurse.
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Vajiralongkorn
is not very popular in Thailand, has been divorced three times and has spent much of his life in foreign countries. He has a house in Germany, where his son is in school. He's also at this time for personal business in Germany. There, His Royal Highness a villa at 10 million in Starnberg, near Munich. The villa is located near a clinic where he would be treated with stem cell therapy. Unknown is which. The new "father of the nation" had his four sons from his first marriage in the lurch and had banished them even from Thailand, so it does not bode well.
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Source: Beaumonde

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Friday, October 14, 2016

All entertainment in Thailand suspended for 30-days

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Thailand shuts down
It has been announced there will be a public display of respect and mourning in Thailand for thirty-days.
There will be no entertainment programs on radio or television. No music, no comedy and no soap series. Every Thai channel will broadcast royal daily news continuously.
All entertainment events have been cancelled for thirty-days. There will be no concerts, live music, stage shows or competitions.
Many nightclubs and go go bars have already closed down and will remain closed as a mark of respect.
Some bars have been told to close for three-days, others have been shut down for seven days.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Report shared by BangkokJack News Team
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Truly the King of hearts

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The longest-reigning monarch won the devotion of his subjects with his commitment to their welfare
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HIS MAJESTY King Bhumibol Adulyadej rose to the greatest heights in modern Thai history and was, in his lifetime, the pillar and soul of his nation.
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Like his grandfather King Rama V, His Majesty made enormous contributions to his country, commanding deep love and loyalty from his people. He was the guiding light, helping his Kingdom in times of crisis time and again.
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During his seven-decade-long reign, His Majesty peacefully defused several political situations, such as the tumult in October 1973 and Black May in 1992 - something no Thai politician was able to accomplish then or later.
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His reign spanned the terms of more than 30 governments, several military regimes, coups and numerous coup attempts, and even the defeat of the communist threat that raged through Southeast Asia a few decades ago.
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At the time of his passing yesterday, he was the world's longest-reigning monarch and had been recognised with several international awards for his contributions in various fields. Among the honours were the UNDP Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award, Time magazine's "Asian Hero King Bhumibol Adulyadej for Shaping the Asia of Our Times" and the World Intellectual Property Organisation Global Leaders Award.
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In an unprecedented gathering of royalty, the kings, queens and royal representatives from 26 countries arrived at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok in 2006 to pay tribute to His Majesty on the 60th anniversary of his accession to the throne.
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In Thailand, he was considered the father of many innovations and technology.
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These accolades, however, pale before his significance to the Thai people - he was their inspiration, their leading light, and the King of their hearts.
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His Majesty won the hearts of his subjects because he fully honoured his oath of accession: "We shall reign with righteousness, for the benefits and happiness of the Siamese people." This oath was taken on the day of his coronation in 1950, when His Majesty was just 23.
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Born on December 5, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, His Majesty was the third and youngest child of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Mahidol of Songkhla and Princess Srinagarindra. He spent much of his childhood overseas, visiting Thailand sometimes with his older brother King Ananda Mahidol to see their country and their elderly grandmother HM Queen Savang Vadhana.
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The younger royal never expected to become a monarch, but had to take over after his brother's untimely death on June 9, 1946.
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He was once quoted as saying after his brother's death: "I had never thought of becoming a king. I only wanted be your younger brother".
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After King Ananda's passing, the course of the younger royal's life changed completely. He had to change his subject of education from science to political science and law, so he could equip himself with proper knowledge for his reign.
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After completing his education in Switzerland, His Majesty returned for the royal coronation and faithful devotion to his country and his people. For most of his reign, His Majesty travelled the length and breadth of the Kingdom, visiting the poorest and remotest corners to learn about the problems faced by his people.
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During his travels, the beloved monarch spoke to his subjects and most importantly, listened to them. He learned of their needs and problems first hand and set about trying to find a way to give immediate help, before studying the issue in depth to find a permanent solution.
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He had to stop making these trips only after his health began to fail. Yet, even during his time at Siriraj Hospital, the beloved monarch read reports on issues affecting his people and gave advice when he could.
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Since 1952, His Majesty initiated more than 3,000 innovative programmes in agriculture, environment, public health, water resources, communications, public welfare, occupational promotion and education with the aim of easing the lives of Thai people.
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He also actively promoted sustainable development and the philosophy of sufficiency economy.
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His Majesty passed away peacefully at the age of 89 yesterday. He is survived by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and their four children.
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His death has plunged the nation into mourning. But the revered monarch will live in the hearts of Thai people forever.

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Source: The Nation
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