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Overstaying the Welcome

Started by Johnnie F., January 29, 2021, 04:42:35 PM

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Johnnie F.

There is an interesting comment on Thaienquirer.com:

The ex-pats in Koh Phangan have overstayed their welcome

"This past week, over 80 foreign ex-pats and/or tourists were arrested on Koh Phangan for partying into the night in clear violation of the emergency decree designed to keep the reemergence of coronavirus in check. Many feigned that they had no knowledge of the emergency decree..."

Now come on, can that really be overlooked? At least I cannot imagine anybody travelling or moving to another country - and then be totally oblivious to what goes on around.

"...while others blamed the Thai bar owner for keeping his establishment open."

Is it possible to imagine people needing limits instead of brain?

There is also a report on Bangkok Post about how the law dealt with those:

Fines, suspended jail terms for Koh Phangan partygoers

SURAT THANI: The 109 people caught partying at a bar on Koh Phangnan in contravention of Covid-19 restrictions have been fined 4,000 baht each.

They were also each sentenced to one month in prison, suspended for one year.

A total of 109 customers were detained - 89 foreigners (38 men and  51 women) and 20 Thais (7 men and 13 women) - when immigration and tourist police and local officials raided the Three Sixty Bar in Koh Phangan district on Tuesday night.

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