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10k Fines And Suspended Sentences For Partygoers Caught Violating Emergency Decree

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10k Fines And Suspended Sentences For Partygoers Caught Violating Emergency Decree

85 partygoers arrested in the early hours of Friday for violating the Emergency Decree were swiftly dealt with by the courts and handed 10,000 baht fines and 6-month suspended jail sentences.

The swift action came following a raid on the Fake Illusion pub on Pradit Manutham Road in the Bung Kam area of Bangkok in the early hours of Friday morning.

64 men and 47 women were arrested, including 4 underage drinkers.

10k Fines And Suspended Sentences For Partygoers Caught Violating Emergency Decree

North Phra Nakhon court in Chaeng Wattana sentenced 85 of them to a year in jail and a 20,000 baht fine.

All jail terms were reduced by half to six months and the fine halved to 10,000 baht because they co-operated with authorities. The court then suspended all sentences for one year.

There was no mention of what punishment the owner and manager of the venue would face for violating the Emergency Decree nor what happened to the 26 additional partygoers who were arrested but not charged.

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Woman Who Won 90m On Lotto Treats Neighbours To Gold And Cash

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Woman Who Won 90m On Lotto Treats Neighbours To Gold And Cash

A woman from Udon Thani who won 90 million baht on the national lottery shared her good fortune with neighbours in her village with gifts of money and gold.

Wanree Panyasai bought 15 winning tickets netting her 90 mil and to celebrate her new-found wealth she organised herself a birthday party and invited 200 neighbours to celebrate.

What they didn’t know was Wanree had brought 30 gold chains and 70,000 baht in cash as special gifts for her neighbours who enjoyed a night of live music and food all at her expense.

The crowd were showered with 20 baht bills and 30 lucky gold tickets that could be exchanged for one of the gold chains worth around 8,000 baht each.

Most of the winners were children and teenagers with one lucky winner finding a golden ticket in a trash can.

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16 Chinese Nationals Arrested Trying To Swim Into Thailand

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16 Chinese Nationals Arrested Trying To Swim Into Thailand

Mae Sot police arrested 16 Chinese nationals trying to enter Thailand illegally by swimming across the Moei River early Sunday morning.

Thai media report the 16 men and women had been working at casinos in Myanmar but had been made redundant due to the COVID-19 situation.

It was reported the suspects swam across the river with several almost drowning prompting police to pull them to safety.

Six of those apprehended had valid passports but no documents while the remaining ten had no passports, identification or documents.

All were taken to Mae Sot provincial police station where they were charged with illegal entry and violating the Communicable Disease Act.

Land borders between Myanmar and Thai have all been closed except for the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge where cargo can cross.

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Temporary Immigration Office At Muang Thong Thani Reopening July 13

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Temporary Immigration Office At Muang Thong Thani Reopening July 13

The temporary immigration office at the Central Investigation Bureau, inside its compound at Muang Thong Thani, will reopen on Monday 13th July under orders from the bureau chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang.

The update comes as many wait on news on the visa amnesty which expires at the end of July.

The temporary facility will ease crowding at Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road where the Immigration Bureau’s Division 1 is based.

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90 Day Reporting, Alien’s Residing Report (TM38) and Tourist Visa Extensions (30-day stamp) will be moved to the building in Muang Thong Thani from July 13.

The temporary office will ease congestion and allow social distancing in queues to control the spread of COVID-19.

It first opened in March but closed when the government introduced the visa amnesty for foreigners stranded in Thailand due to travel bans around the world caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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