Three teenage girls added some excitement to the Songkran festivities on Silom road when they removed their tops as they were dancing very suggestively.
A screenshot of the two of the dancers as they were shown in a Channel 3 news broadcast.
Three teenage girls added some excitement to the Songkran festivities on Silom road last Friday when they removed their tops as they were dancing very suggestively.
Not every one was pleased.
Culture Minister Nipit Intarasombat called the incident an affront to the country's traditions and values. He urged police to take the matter seriously.
He said the event organisers should also face punishment.
Surakiat Limcharoen, director of Bang Rak district office, was also offended and yesterday he lodged obscenity charges with police against the three young women.
A video clip of the dancers has been released on the internet.
The clip, which lasts more than a minute, shows three girls dancing on top of a vehicle roof amid cheering crowds and loud music.
Adapted from a story in today's Bangkok Post.
festivities – the social activities with which people celebrate a special occasion การเฉลิมฉลอง
remove – to take something off, especially clothes ถอดออก (เสื้อผ้า)
suggestive – making people think about sex
pleased – happy and satisfied พอใจ
incident – something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์
affront – a remark or an action that insults or offends somebody/something การดูถูก, การดูหมิ่น, การสบประมาท
tradition – a very old custom, belief, or story ประเพณี, ขนบธรรมเนียม
values – beliefs about what is right and wrong and what is important in life ค่านิยม
urge – to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take ผลักดัน, กระตุ้น
matter – a situation or subject which is being dealt with or considered เรื่อง, ภารกิจ, งาน
offended – upset because of something said that is rude or embarrassing ขุ่นเคือง
lodge – to formally make something such as a complaint or a claim ยื่น (คำร้อง)
obscenity – language or actions connected with sex in a way that most people find offensive ความลามก
charge – an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime ข้อหา
release – to allow something to be shown or known to the public or to be available for use เปิดเผย, ปล่อยข่าว
amid – at the same time as ท่ามกลาง