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“Big Fatty” has spoken! Top cop gives his do’s and dont’s for Songkran 2019

Samui Times Editor



“Big Fatty” has spoken! Top cop gives his do’s and dont’s for Songkran 2019 | Samui Times
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Sanook reported that the deputy commissioner of the RTP had ordered police nationwide to ensure safety of the public during the upcoming Songkran celebrations.

They referred to Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakan as “Big Uap” (the big fat or plump one). 


Big Uap had had a conference call with his top generals on Tuesday and decided the following:


No high powered water guns to be used

No ice in the water

No dirty water to be thrown

No drinking alcohol on the back of pick-ups

No shooting guns in the air

No alcohol sales to under 18s


Dress nicely and not in a revealing manner

Throw water from pick-ups is OK but please, please do it nicely

Big Fatty said that 5,000 tourists were expected at Songkran parties in Bangkok in Khao San Road, Silom, RCA and Asiatique.

Upcountry it would be especially busy in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Hat Yai at Songkran events in those cities where special help centers will be set up. 

He is determined that the public would be safe and the lid was kept on crime. 

Culture note:

Thaivisa notes that the term “Big” is often used to denote key public officials especially in the police and politics.

In this sense big means important figure. 

One former prime minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh was known as “Big Jiew” (Big Tiny). The head of immigration these days is called “Big Joke”. 

PM Prayut is known as “Big Tu”. Tu means to grab by force. 


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