I hardly ever take what the government says seriously. The latest cabinet approval of a public transport policy demonstrate wells why I think this way.
Pakdiharn Himathongkham, an actor-turned-politician, who is a deputy government spokesman, has informed us the government has prioritised a proposed code of conduct for passengers on buses and other modes of public transport submitted by the Transport Ministry, and scrutinised by the Council of State. The cabinet forwarded the issue to the National Economic and Social Development Board to put it into effect.
According to the cabinet resolution, which is aimed at "maintaining peace and social order", the following acts on public transport will from now on be punishable by law: littering, spitting, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, using obscene words, taking on board fruits or foods that have a strong smell, explosive substances, et cetera.
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