Thai trans woman fined by police for see-through dress
An 18-year-old transgender woman wearing a see-through dress has been charged with being a “public nuisance” by Thai police.
According to local news reports, Thai trans woman Panupong Meekaew paid a fine of 2,000 baht (around £50) to officers in Buriram province for her attire, which she wore to a local public celebration.
Photos of Meekaew were shared across social media during Songkran, Thai New Year’s national holiday from April 13 to April 15, by a user identified as Fern Yim. The caption read: “Wanna go f**k after the water fight?”
Local reports suggest that after the picture went viral, local police began an investigation to find the person in the photograph. Police allegedly instructed women to dress “appropriately” at the festival and threatened to prosecute anyone showing nudity online.
Police told reporters “the suspect felt guilty and would like to apologize to the public, she insisted she will never do such a thing again.”
The investigation is still ongoing and Meekaew may be subject to further charges, pending the final decision.
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