A man face charges over Thai's dam scare
photo : bangkokpostThai police called a 73 years old man to face charges or get arrested over causing public panic by publishing the a prophecy that one of the largest dam in Thailand would burst on New Year's eve, which caused a drop of 90 per cent in tourist arrivals to Tak during the holiday season, and a loss of Bt400 million (US$13.3 million) in income according to provincial officials, Thai's The Nation website reported.
Thongbai Khamsi last month informed local media of a prophecy made by his late son, a supposed five-year-old psychic, that Bhumibol Dam would burst on December 31, 2011. It did not.
The boy made the prophecy 37 years ago, shortly before his death. Thongbai claimed his son had correctly predicted that a tsunami would hit Thailand in 2004.
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