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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    a country that is growing strongly economically, will always suffer from a deteriorating culture in society
    Yes the prudish Chinese has been destroying the vibrant Thai culture that once existed. We hope the demonstration by the girls brings back the real Siamness to the fore.

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    Nothing nicer than the young nubile body on display. Isn't that part of the celebration? The old giving way to the new, rebirth, confidence in the future etc etc?

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    http://www.tannetwork.tv/tan/ViewData.aspx?DataID=1042829

    Topless Songkran Revelers in Silom


    UPDATE : 18 April 2011

    On the last night of the Songkran Festival, many Thais were shocked at seeing in the news young women with their breast uncovered, enjoying themselves on a platform amidst a crowd of excited men. The picture was totally in conflict with the current trend which is intended to bring back traditional Songkran celebrations of the old days.

    It is not that such practice of exposing private parts does not exist in Thai society, but Thais prefer not to talk about it in public. It is widely known that there are activities even more obscene than those half-naked girls splashing water on Silom Road.

    Such x-rated activities, which involve use of toys and intercourse with various creatures, can be found deep in the alleys of Silom and Pattaya. They have been there for decades.

    It is not that the public are unaware that those activities, but because of the hypocritical characteristic of Thai society, they'd rather turn a blind eye to the matter. To them, somethings are better left unspoken.

    But today, Thai society is more open. The younger generation, and even certain old timers, seem to have higher self-confidence. Sad as it is, that self-esteem is more expressed in improper ways.

    On magazine covers, models are willing to wear fewer clothes to be famous. In politics, politicians dare use explicit language and engage in more wrongdoings.

    So, it should not be surprising to see topless revelers dancing at the center of Silom intersection.

    The evidence of uncontrolled freedom and confidence is even more rampant in cyberspace.

    Thai society is coming to a point where everything is too open that cultural and traditional values are about to be forgotten and are no longer what society holds onto.

    Isn't it because Thais have long ignored their valuable traditions and culture and regarded them as outdated? They are so ready to leave behind anything seen as old-fashioned and to accept new trends.

    The sight of bare-breasted girls that night on Silom Road might be disturbing, but in a different aspect, it might well be a nudge on the conscience of Thais that they should start looking at themselves in the mirror. Or shouldn't they?

    Taken from 'Lok Today', page 3 of Analysis Section, Post Today newspaper, April 18th, 2011

    Originally written by Thanapon Chaiphasi

    Translated and rewritten by Wacharapol Isaranont


    Please note that the views expressed in our "Analysis" segment are translated from local newspaper articles and do not reflect the views of the Thai-ASEAN News Network.
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    I love this forum and the hiso comments concerning our host. My only complaint is those tarts and their catars are not up to snuff to represent Thailand. Way too much junk in the trunk and a waistline like a quai.

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    this would have never happened under Thaksin,

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    it might well be a nudge on the conscience of Thais that they should start looking at themselves in the mirror.
    exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroversDog View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    traditional Thai dresses
    which era and which province?
    The era that Thai's were topless.
    As in the pic of 3 topless Siamese ladies enjoying Songkran that was on the Ministry Of Culture's website ? before it was quickly changed ! but not before somebody made a screen capture of it :
    http://yfrog.com/h4nvfpkj
    Bloody hypocrites, these young girls were just copying the dress of some traditional Siamese dancers from a govt website .....
    Last edited by mikenot; 18-04-2011 at 07:01 PM.

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    yfrog.com

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    you just had to know that was coming

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    'I demand that society come out and criticize them.'

    Culture Minister Nipit Intarasombat

    Authorities: No topless dancing please, we?re Thai


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    "Will our cultural watchdogs kindly note that female toplessness has ancient Thai cultural roots that predate Western puritan influence!"

    Thai composer and author Somtow Sucharitkul

    Songkran girls | Silom clip | Songkran festival

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    cute girls, harmless fun, you see 100 times worse than this on Sukhumvit and Patpong every night. I think politically over reaction to see some young boobs has this politician not thinking clearly.

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    "In the past, people celebrated the tradition with their families, neighbors or those whom they actually knew. ... Nowadays, they are celebrating with strangers," said Chalidaporn, a prominent feminist.

    "Since we cannot turn back the hands of time ... the Thai state should instead come up with some measures to control the crowd and limit alcohol sales during the festival," Chalidaporn said.

    Chalidaporn Songsamphan, a political scientist at Bangkok's Thammasat University

    Authorities: No topless dancing please, we're Thai - SignOnSanDiego.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveinlos
    girls, harmless fun, you see 100 times worse than this on Sukhumvit and Patpong every night.
    Apparently Katoey's caught and fined 500 baht...could be a good reason for the Bikini bottoms? Thank God!

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    Not sure when the puritanical period started in Thailand, but the women used to be topless and there were to 500 baht fines. It is just another way for someone to make money. We all know this is a joke, especially here in Thailand where skin sells and can be seen everywhere.
    Europeans go topless all the time, but it will get you a fine in the US. Such a stupid mindset and I hate to see anyone go down the road they have in the states. Let the women go topless anytime they want and there will be no stigma. On second thought, not all women should go topless and there should be some sort of regulation and I offer my free services to be a regulator.

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    tv news has just said that the girls at silom were aged 14 and 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post

    ABAC Poll: Thai society deteriorating
    All polls are spun by the questions not asked, or the inference in the way the questions are asked. The big difference between the West and Thailand's polls are the latter NEVER says who commissioned the polls - something routine in the West - exactly so you can gauge the tone of the narrative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    tv news has just said that the girls at silom were aged 13 and 14.
    ..Tomorrow they'll be telling us they were from Isaan and their mothers are married to foreign husbands. More pre-election spin. The inference of course is that Peau Thai and Red Shirts are immoral, pushed by Thaksin and his "foreign" friends, fooling uneducated bumpkins into immoral activities that are selling the heart and soul of Thailand.

    I could write this popcorn script in my sleep. Amateurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    All polls are spun by the questions not asked, or the inference in the way the questions are asked. The big difference between the West and Thailand's polls are the latter NEVER says who commissioned the polls - something routine in the West - exactly so you can gauge the tone of the narrative.
    Jesus "TS" let us know what your on?

    The subject on this thread (as I undetstand it) is semi naked (not naked) women dancing...so unusual to see in Thailand I was really surprised, NOT!

    Now get off your political soapbox and watch the Katoey's dance, if you look really carefully you'll spot "pupa" in the crowd.

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    ....you gotta love this country....where else would you get such riveting social issues....

    ....as far as the Katoeys go....what were they fined for....

    too much silicon....or too little.....

    after all they weren't reported as having shown....
    the proverbial "too little"....

    what a show this is.....now how to... charge for the entertainment....

    Mai Pen Rai.....no problems... when everyone getting a cut...

    even the Katoeys.....what a....scream!!!!
    it just doesn't get any funnier.................
    i am just the nowhere man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    tv news has just said that the girls at silom were aged 14 and 15.
    Only in their wildest fantasies. Add another 10 years and they would be much closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroversDog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    tv news has just said that the girls at silom were aged 14 and 15.
    Only in their wildest fantasies. Add another 10 years and they would be much closer.
    All part of the con-job narrative.

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    สาวเปลือยอกมอบตัวแล้ว


    วันจันทร์ ที่ 18 เม.ย. 2554



    กรุงเทพฯ 18 เม.ย.-สาว 3 คนที่เต้นเปลือยอกวันสงกรานต์ที่ถนนสีลม ชิงเข้ามอบตัวแล้ว ทั้งหมดมีอายุตั้งแต่ 13-16 ปี ยอมรับทำไปเพราะความคึกคะนองและบรรยากาศพาไป

    พล.ต.ต.ประวุฒิ ถาวรศิริ โฆษกสำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติ ยืนยันว่า ผู้ปกครองได้แอบพาสาวเปลือยอกเต้นวันสงกรานต์ที่ถนนส ีลมทั้ง 3 คนเข้ามอบตัวกับพนักงานสอบสวน สน.แห่งหนึ่งย่านฝั่งธนบุรี พร้อมให้การรับสารภาพว่าเป็นบุคคลในคลิปจริง ทำไปเพราะความคึกคะนอง บรรยากาศและเสียงเพลงพาไป ตำรวจได้แจ้งข้อหากระทำอนาจารเปลือยกายในที่สาธ ารณะ เป็นข้อหาลหุโทษ มีโทษปรับไม่เกิน 500 บาท ซึ่งหญิงทั้ง 3 คนมีอายุ 13 14 และ 16 ปี และไม่ได้เรียนหนังสือ บางคนไม่ได้อาศัยอยู่กับผู้ปกครอง ไม่มีอาชีพทำงานตามสถานบันเทิง อย่างไรก็ตามตำรวจจะแถลงรายละเอียดอีกครั้ง ส่วนที่ไม่ข้ามอบตัวที่ สน.ยานนาวา ท้องที่เกิดเหตุ เนื่องจากอับอายเพราะมีสื่อมวลชนติดตามทำข่าวเป็นจำน วนมาก.-สำนักข่าวไทย



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    brief translation,

    the 3 girls who were fimed dancing topless have given themselves up to the police in thonburi.

    aged 13-16, they admitted to being the girls filmed, they did it because they got carried away with the atmosphere and the music, the police will charge them with public obscenity and they will be fined 500 baht.

    because of the press interest/hysteria they wont be taken to yannawa district (silom) police station to be charged.

    the girls do not attend school, dont live with their parents or guardians, dont have jobs and spend their time hanging around places of entertainment.


    All part of the con-job narrative.
    nonsense.

    if anybody can improve on or add to my translation, please go ahead.

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    You could always include the footage of the 20+ year old girls.... They are definitely not 13-16.......

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    I'm not suggesting the girls were part of the con (you old git). I'm saying the reaction of the yellow media is to try to suggest this is all because of the path Thailand has taken since Thaksin - without them saying "Thaksin" - they are trying to shift people into thinking that an elected government will never bring about a good and moral society. It's part of the plan - this was a gift for them
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