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BANGKOK 26 April 2019 14:40
Jonathan Fairfield

Plan to ban alcohol on Thai New Year

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17 hours ago, emptypockets said:

This thread should run for 30 pages once the alkies see it.

Nothing like an "expert" to opine about something they may know little about.

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I was actually planning on buying at least a case of the type of beer I like anyway at least two days before Songkran maybe even a week or two early just to let chill in the refrigerator for a while before we go out anyway.  Even if this does pass it’s not gonna effect us or really most Thai people because most Thais buy everything for Songkran the day before anyway.  Although sometimes we stop and buy more when we are out there.  Since we gotta buy the water guns a day or two early we usually buy the alcohol early as well.  I’m thinking probably order my beer Lao maybe a week early just in case because none of the little shops that’ll sell alcohol anyway ban or no ban have that kind.  

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Why don't they ban smoking and shagging too !!!!

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1 hour ago, sahibji said:

i am sorry but what is wrong with Singapore state.

One giant shopping center with a single party system running the show. 

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23 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

Tourist are going to love that just another nail in the coffin

Tourists are not told about this stuff....

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17 hours ago, darksidedog said:

A smarter move would be to ban alchohol sales across the country, on the days in which water is being thrown about, as its the combination that is responsible for so any deaths. That would mean no alchohol in Pattaya for about ten days of course.

It is shocking to read that 50-60% of adults drink drive readily, so targeting that long term would probably be a fairly good place to start on stopping accidents all year round.

People will just stock up prior to the banned dates... getting p*ssed is the national pastime !

Education is the way to go, if they won't self educate then tougher measures will be required.

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Yup , bringing happiness to Thai people , more like taking away whatever happiness they had left 

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18 hours ago, Denim said:

everyone hung over on the 13th

...resulting in even more deaths. Oh Thailand, you're so wise, why don't you ban tourism as well?

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Crazy idea as the booze is purchased before in the villages anyway.

Very few tourists in bars even have access to a vehicle. 

Damaging tourism again

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No way they police cars going the wrong way up a one way street, motorbikes on the pavement ,

jumping a red light etc at normal times, what makes one think that this "law" would be enforced

at a time when the BIB are trying to celebrate the New Year themselves.

Maybe alcohol police like Saudi Arabia  (God forbid)

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17 hours ago, Sir Charles said:

Just one day, why not one week especially in Pattaya? 

Last time I checked adults were capable of making their own decisions. We don’t need to live in a nanny state.

 

Why not ban all comments by TF posters especially Sir Charles? 😃

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9 hours ago, bdenner said:

Not some but most up here in the rice paddies including bars. Not that it matters, wouldn't it be better to BAN motor cycles on these so called 'dangerous' days with something like 70% of deaths are associated with these things?

Actually that's sort of brilliant.

 

Just ban all private transport.

 

Serious

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17 minutes ago, Wake Up said:

Last time I checked adults were capable of making their own decisions. We don’t need to live in a nanny state.

 

Why not ban all comments by TF posters especially Sir Charles? 😃

No, the solution for Pattaya is lock it down and make Lao Khao the only alcoholic beverage. Make it absolutely free. Leave cases in the streets.

 

Everyone drinking themselves to death, fighting and killing each other.

 

Thailand would become the hub of heroism.

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This old chestnut surfaces every year just before Songkran, usually closer to Songkran when it is too late to implement it. If they mean to do it why dont they start to work on it's implementation for the following year right after Songkran?

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Great idea. Now you create a black market where huge profits fall into the hands of criminals.  Know what ne seems to learn from history until your country is completely destroyed.

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