Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Long-term parking apparently a bad idea in Thailand
Motorcycle blown up by airport policeWow! I didn't know the Patriot Act had been enacted in Chiang Rai! Three cheers for Machiavellian police tactics! Safety before liberty, people!
Chiang Rai Police yesterday blew up a motorcycle that had been left at Chiang Rai airport for days, as a security precaution.
Atchawit Sornsriwichai, 46, a local plasticsware producer, later told a briefing arranged by police that the motorcycle belonged to him. A British friend had taken it to the airport several days ago and left it there before boarding a flight to Bangkok. Mr Atchawit said he understood authorities needed to ensure passenger safety. He would not demand any compensation.
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