Death to rocket, lantern launchers
- Published: 18 Jun 2013 at 19.47
- Online news:
The Transport Ministry has threatened to invoke the death penalty on anyone who endangers aviation with homemade rockets for bung fai or floating lanterns used in many festivals.
The ministry also sent a stern warning to community radio operators, alleging that some of them are using frequencies used between pilots and air traffic controllers. It did not threaten them with death, however.
The move was due to rising concern about aviation safety during festivals, and because community radio operators have ignored previous ministry warnings.
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