Thai police warn against civil disobedience at restaurants – threaten jail terms

Jul 02, 2021 | 

The Royal Thai Police have responded to proposals online to engage in civil disobedience regarding the order not to allow dining and drinking in restaurants in red zone provinces. 

Deputy spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen outlined the possible penalties for those advising people to break the law and for those following suit., reported Thai Rath.

For those advising law breaking this fell under Article 116 and could lead to a SEVEN year jail term or FIVE years for breaking computer crime legislation. Fines of 100,000 were on the books.

For those serving in contravention of the emergency decree it could lead to a two year jail term and/or a fine of 40,000 baht.

He said the rules were there to prevent the spread of Covid and restauranteurs should follow the law. 

He did mention, however, that police would continue to use their discretion, reported Thai Rath yesterday

ASEAN Now notes that a group furious with a latest round of restrictions announced at the weekend was planning civil disobedience in three stages to oppose the regulations.