What The Media Are Saying – June 11th

Thailand’s overnight curfew may be revoked 15 days: army brass

A top military commander said the overnight curfew may be suspended 15 days to test the waters. 

Thailand’s overnight curfew may be revoked 15 days: army brass

A top military commander said the overnight curfew may be suspended 15 days to test the waters. Officials were meeting this morning to consider lifting the 11pm-3am national curfew this morning at the Government House, Gen. Nattapol Nakpanit, deputy army chief, said today.

Drinking at restaurants, concerts, sports to resume

The government is likely to allow alcohol to be served at restaurants, concerts and closed-venue sports to resume and saunas to reopen in the fourth phase of lifting coronavirus restrictions from June 15.

Drinking at restaurants, concerts, sports to resume

Drinking at restaurants, concerts, sports to resume Exercising in parks is one of many activities the government will likely allow to resume from next Monday. (Bangkok Post file photo) The government is likely to allow alcohol to be served at restaurants, concerts and closed-venue sports to resume and saunas to reopen in the fourth phase of lifting coronavirus restrictions from June 15.

BOUNTY HUNTERS TURN IN FRIENDS, BLOGGERS WHO POST BOOZE PICS

BANGKOK — An admin who ran a Facebook page educating Thais on different types of craft beer said he was surprised health officials demanded a fine of 50,000 baht for “advertising” alcohol on social media. Officials told him they received a tip-off from someone. 

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/culture/net/2020/06/10/bounty-hunters-turn-in-friends-bloggers-who-post-booze-pics/

Activists want investigation into government’s plans to “spy” on people

Political activist Srisuwan Janya (aka. “Thailand’s complainer-in-chief,”) is lodging a petition with the National Human Rights Commission

Activists want investigation into government’s plans to “spy” on people | The Thaiger

The Ministry of Defence and the Disease Control Department have demanded phone usage data from service providers, and political activist Srisuwan Janya (aka. “Thailand’s complainer-in-chief,”) is lodging a petition with the National Human Rights Commission seeking an investigation.


Bangkok business owners submit open letter to parliament to end alcohol ad ban

On 4 June, a group of small business owners and bloggers gathered at the Parliament House and presented an open letter.

Bangkok business owners submit open letter to parliament to end alcohol ad ban

A group of business owners presented an open letter to parliament asking for lawmakers to revoke the law that bans advertisement of alcoholic beverages.