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Government campaigns for alcohol break during Buddhist Lent

 

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BANGKOK, 3rd July 2018 (NNT) – The government has called on people to refrain from drinking alcohol during the three-month Buddhist Lent. 

Before the cabinet meeting started on Tuesday (July 3rd) at Government House, Bangkok, the Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Chatchai Sarikulya, the Public Health Minister, Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, the Director-General of the Department of Disease Control, Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, and the Manager of ThaiHealth, Dr. Supreeda Adulyanon, led a team of staff to meet the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, to present a campaign to promote alcohol abstinence during the Buddhist Lent this year. 

Dr. Piyasakol said a cabinet resolution in 2008 made Buddhist Lent Day a national no-alcohol day. He said alcohol abstinence is considered a worthy act, as it keeps people in good health and complies with the Buddhist principle. 

The Prime Minister urged members of the public to join this alcohol-free campaign throughout the Buddhist Lent period.

 
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Johnnie Walker Black to be locked away in the Officers Mess for three months then?

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3 minutes ago, JAG said:

Johnnie Walker Black to be locked away in the Officers Mess for three months then?

Johnnie Walker Black should be locked away and forgotten about.

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"...refrain from drinking alcohol during the three-month..."

 

Thai men staying off the Lau Cao for 3 months? This guy needs to sober up. 

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Not everyone drinks. Why not opt for compulsory fasting or a blanket ban on driving during songkran instead?

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I think Chakchai has been drinking too much himself.:cheesy:

Wanting people t stop drinking for 3 months, hells teeth some of them cannot stop drinking for 3 hours, let alone 3 months.

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My wife thinks this is another part of the web for southern Islam to try and repress/take over from Buddhism as the national religion. Something to do with certain high ranking government officials have Muslim wives.

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Vietnam which is predominantly Buddhist doesn't use reasons like Lent to try to discourage alcohol consumption. They virtually have no restrictions and as a result people have a more liberal attitude toward alcohol.

This is government initiated nonsense using Buddhism as an excuse to try to impose their sanctimonious and moralistic attitudes on people. 

The government should instead use Lent to discourage bad monks from criminal practices and immoral behaviour.

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7 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

My wife thinks this is another part of the web for southern Islam to try and repress/take over from Buddhism as the national religion. Something to do with certain high ranking government officials have Muslim wives.

It's a bit early to be this drunk, isn't it? ?

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Yeah, I can really see the majority of drinkers buying into this.

 

Why don't they concentrate on the real issues?

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3 minutes ago, chippendale said:

It's a bit early to be this drunk, isn't it? ?

Might have to as you don't have to listen to it every other day. 

 

By the way you do know what a Strawman is don't you?

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6 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

Might have to as you don't have to listen to it every other day. 

 

By the way you do know what a Strawman is don't you?

Of course I do, as you have just used a strawman argument. It goes down well with your morning whisky.

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the new '' Not Happy Hour''

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Sorry, but when the number 2 in this country rocks around wearing million baht watches, which on paper he couldn't ever afford, yet they are blantently his, this 'government' has no right to tell anyone about what's right and wrong.

 

Refrain from corruption for a day. How about that?

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29 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

Vietnam which is predominantly Buddhist doesn't use reasons like Lent to try to discourage alcohol consumption. They virtually have no restrictions and as a result people have a more liberal attitude toward alcohol.

This is government initiated nonsense using Buddhism as an excuse to try to impose their sanctimonious and moralistic attitudes on people. 

The government should instead use Lent to discourage bad monks from criminal practices and immoral behaviour.

Vietnam strictly enforces their laws, and there is no tea money. Get caught driving drunk. Lose your vehicle for an extended period and pay a hefty fine. The main reason you see everyone who rides a motor bike wearing a helmet is that they get fined 10 times the amount of the helmet if they are caught without one.  It has nothing to do with morals. It's about safety, and it appears that Vietnam values the lives of its citizens more than Thailand values Thai lives. 

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