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‘Don’t dress sexilyduringSongkran’ BANGKOK: A Thai government official said women should not dress “too sexily”, to avoid being groped during Songkran – the water festival celebrated in April each year. Local people are not yet familiar with such sexy outfits.” Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, were sexually har- assed during the festival in 2016.

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Suthipong’s remarks came after women rights groups de- manded the government better protect women during the festival, where revellers splash water on each other using bowls, buckets, hoses or water guns. Each year, many women par- ticipating in the celebration have reported being groped. More than half of all the women surveyed by the Women and Men Progressive Movement

“I don’t agree with this way of thinking at all. Telling women to dress appropriately is not the right solution,” said Jaree Srisawat, a senior member of the founda- tion. “Fromour surveys, womenwho covered themselves up still got groped, even a 60-year-old woman said she was touched everywhere,” Jaree said. – dpa

“It would help if women dress appropriately. Don’t dress too sexily or wander around alone,” said Suthipong Chulcharoen, di- rector of the Department of Local Administration. “I understand it is a personal right for people to dress as they please, but this is not the West.

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