Thai Prime Minister warns about potential of reimplementing curfew if people cannot follow the rules after reports of teenagers partying and drag racing overnight


The Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, speaking at a press conference today that was primarily about travel bubbles and progress on allowing tourists and foreigners to return to the country, gave a stern warning regarding curfew.

Prime Minister Prayut warned that reports had come in about drag racing, overnight house parties and other similar activities, mostly from Thai teenagers, to the Thai Government.

This comes as entertainment venues like bars and clubs remain closed with no immediate date of reopening the near future.

Prayut warned that if people could not behave themselves the government could consider reimplementing the National Curfew. He stressed that parents should be aware of where and what their children were doing and that there is no reason for teenagers to be out late at night.

He has instructed relevant law enforcement agencies to enforce the law and ensure people are following the rules. The Pattaya News notes that large gatherings remain illegal as part of the emergency decree and that these laws could be used to impose draconian penalities on those breaking the law, including potential fines of up to 100,000 baht and/or up to two years in jail.

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