As the dawn of the Chinese New Year approaches, the air tingles with anticipation and excitement. It’s a time of joy, a time for honoring ancestors, and let’s be honest, a time for some spectacularly loud firecrackers. But amidst the revelry, Deputy government spokesman Kharom Polpornklang steps in with a friendly reminder: Safety first, party people!
On a sunny Wednesday, with the festivities just around the corner, Kharom donned his metaphorical safety hat to issue a public announcement. “Celebrate, but let’s not make it a ‘blast’ in the literal sense,” he might as well have said. He urges everyone getting ready to light up firecrackers and send paper offerings ablaze to keep it safe. It’s all about honoring the ancestors, not giving them a heart attack with news of mishaps from the beyond.
And because unexpected fires are as welcome as a rainstorm at a picnic, Kharom’s got a pro tip: keep the 191 police hotline on speed dial. Spot a fire? Noticed something fishy that could lead to one? Hit that call button faster than you can say “firecracker.” The quicker the response, the better the chance of avoiding a full-blown debacle.
But that’s not all. With a twist in the tale, our deputy spokesman shifts focus to a villain lurking in the air – the notorious PM2.5 ultrafine air pollutants. These tiny troublemakers are invisible to the naked eye but trust us, they’re throwing a party of their own, and it’s not the kind you’d like to attend. In light of this, Kharom advises swapping out those traditional joss sticks for electric ones. Not only do they keep the air cleaner, but they also reduce the risk of stray sparks turning celebrations into emergency situations.
And for the entrepreneurs out there, gearing up for a short hiatus to dive into the festivities, Kharom has a word of wisdom. Before you head out to welcome the Year of the Ox, or Dragon, or whatever magnificent beast it is this year, make sure you’ve left your business premises as safe as a fortress. Unplug everything! Yes, that means every single thing. An unattended charger can become a fiery foe, and nobody wants to celebrate the new year with the fire department, as charming as they might be.
In essence, Deputy government spokesman Kharom Polpornklang’s message wraps up with an underlying theme: Let’s keep the Chinese New Year both lit and safe. With a pinch of caution and a dash of responsible celebrating, we can all ensure that this festive season is memorable for all the right reasons. So, go ahead, light up those electric joss sticks, and let’s welcome the new lunar year with open arms and a safety manual in the other. Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!