BANGKOK - The Ministry of Education has instructed all government-run schools to be more lenient on students' hairstyles.
Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana said on Thursday that school regulations introduced in 1972 required male students to have only crew cuts with hair no longer than five centimetres, while female students' hair cannot cascade past their neckline. If their schools allow them to have longer hair, their hair must be tied back.
He said the regulations were later modified in 1975 to allow male students to have slightly longer hair.
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