Thailand’s Prime Minister Takes Tough Stance on Topless Dancers and Drunk Drivers During Songkran Festival
BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday reiterated a tough measure to deal with drunk drivers, and to make on the spot arrest topless dancers on streets during Songkran.
He said authorities must impound their vehicles immediately if drivers are drunk, and passengers must also cooperate by rejecting the rides on their vehicles.
He said “drivers must not drink while driving. Everyone wants to go home quickly but they could be killed travelling on their vehicles.”
He urged passengers to warn these drunk drivers and the police must stop drunk drivers.
As to the inappropriate dancing on the streets by teenagers showing their breasts, the Prime Minister said these topless dancers, be they real women or transvestites, will be arrested and fined.
“I order soldiers and the police to arrest all topless dancers during Songkran.”
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