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Don’t Be Fooled, The Cops Will Cuff You For Cracking April 1 Jokes Online

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The Cops Will Cuff You For Cracking April 1 Jokes Online

You could be forgiven for thinking you had landed on The Onion website and not Stickboy Bangkok with the headline and once again because today is April 1st.

But sadly, that headline is 100% accurate and not a joke.

The lead image warning people not to take part in online April Fools windups was posted to Facebook on Tuesday morning by the Technology Crime Suppression Division – here’s a link for those of you reading this who still think this is an April Fools prank.

The poster was accompanied by specific laws you will be breaking under the notorious Computer Crimes Act by spreading bogus information or fake news that could lead to “confusing the general public”.

This all started last year when the police warned internet users that they would be punished under the Computer Crimes Act for sharing fake news as authorities feared Covid related content intended as a joke would be shared and spread far and wide as fact, understandable at the time as little was known about the virus 12 months ago.

To carry it forward into 2021 telling the nation that April Fools Day is not part of Thai traditions or culture, is well, just having a laugh.

Sharing silly jokes to prank your pals that suddenly go viral could land you five years in prison and/or a 100,000 baht fine.

So before hitting send or share on Line, Whatsapp, WordPress, your news site, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok or any other app or electronic means of communication… check your calendar to make sure you are free for the next five years or you have a 100 grand to throw away.

Stickboy aka Sticky Boy aka Mike McKay aka Mike McKwai, Wild Mike, Magic Mike, Mr Mike, and a fair few more best forgotten, is a party animal with hollow legs who loves music, current affairs, beer, food, causing trouble on Twitter, and making the most of life without worrying too much about what people think or say about his antics. You can send him stuff here - stickboybkk@gmail.com

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Five Dead In Bangkok Bound Bus Fire

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Five Dead In Bangkok Bound Bus Fire

Five people, three adults and two children, died in the early hours of Tuesday morning when the Bangkok bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Khon Kaen Province.

12 passengers who suffered serious injuries are being treated at Sirindhorn Hospital while 16 others managed to flee the inferno unscathed.

The bus driver, 48-year-old Phsamdee Khamkhon, told police the bus had left Udon Thani heading for Mo Chit in Bangkok on Monday night as scheduled.

He said as he was passing through Ban Haet district he had a tyre blow out which suddenly set the back of the bus ablaze. The fire spread rapidly and by the time he stopped the vehicle, it was engulfed in flames.

It took firefighters 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Maj. Gen. Putthipong Musikul, Deputy Chief of Khon Kaen Provincial Police, led a team of investigators to examine the wreckage this morning and question all who managed to escape.

Photo Credit: khonkaenlin

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Thonglor Police Chief And His Deputy Transferred To Inactive Posts Over Covid Cluster

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The Thonglor police chief and his deputy have been transferred to inactive posts at the operations centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 5 headquarters effective immediately.

Pol Col Duangchote Suwanjaras, superintendent of Thonglor police station, and Pol Lt Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, the station’s acting deputy superintendent have been kicked out after it came to light the latest Covid cluster originated from two clubs in their district.

A committee was set up on April 9 by Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat, the commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, to conduct an investigation into the origin of the outbreak.

In order to ensure the investigation was just, fair and transparent, it was deemed both officers had to be transferred.

Under the same order, Pol Col Kampanat Aroonkirirote, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, was assigned as acting Thonglor police chief and Pol Thanathip Chompuwanich, chief of crime suppression at Thonglor police station, as acting deputy chief of the station during their absence.

The order is effective from Monday 12th April until further notice.

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CAAT Bans Food & Drinks On Domestic Flights

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CAAT Bans Food

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has prohibited airlines from serving food and drinks to passengers onboard domestic flights in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 beginning April 13.

The order also covers the eating and drinking of food or beverages brought by passengers.

The ban will be in effect until the situation improves or a new regulation is announced.

CAAT has also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets, except those related to safety, to minimize passengers touching surfaces that could spread the virus.

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