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The Ten rules for the Thai election! No booze is just one of them

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The Ten rules for the Thai election! No booze is just one of them

 

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Sanook published ten rules to be followed for the upcoming general election on March 24th.

 

Rule Number 7 refers to one that many foreigners living in Thailand will be familiar with:

 

There is no alcohol to be sold from 6pm on Saturday 23rd to 6pm on election day.

 

(This ban is also in place from 6pm on 16th to 6pm 17th March. Pre-voting will take place on the 17th for those unable to vote in their home provinces).

 

Here are the nine other "Don'ts" some of which may be news to the foreign community. Penalties where mentioned are also included. These may be more severe if the person committing the offence is a candidate or the party itself. 

 

1. No polls are allowed to be done in the seven days leading up to the election. Penalty 3 months jail/6,000 baht.

 

2. No vote buying. One to 10 years/20,000 - 200,000 baht fines. 

 

3. No foreigners helping with the election. Only Thais allowed. One to 10 years/20,000 - 200,000 baht fines. 

 

4. No state officials to show partiality. One to 10 years/20,000 - 200,000 baht fines. 

 

5. No people to be prevented from voting. One to 10 years/20,000 - 200,000 baht fines. 

 

6. No deliberate damage to ballot papers. 5 years/100,000 baht fines. 

 

7. The alcohol ban.

 

8. No betting on the result. 1-5 years/20,000-100,000 baht (up to 10 years, 200,000 for parties themselves)

 

9. No electioneering from 6 pm on 23rd to midnight on 24th. 6,000 - 10,000 baht fines.

 

10. No mention of the Royal Family, no leafleting, no bad language, no payments related to cultural activities. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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At least 2, 4 and 5 breached already. 😀

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

2. No vote buying. One to 10 years/20,000 - 200,000 baht fines. 

 

What are those thai in light blue jackets going from house to house doing last days? Isn't that vote buying?

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

8. No betting on the result. 1-5 years/20,000-100,000 baht (up to 10 years, 200,000 for parties themselves)

Dang, I'll BET this one won't be respected...

 

lol

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No. 8. No betting on the result allowed is just hilarious.

 

What bookie in his right mind would give you odds worth having a punt.

 

The outcome is already set in stone.  

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11. Strictly no transparency allowed in the ballot or vote counting process.

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Except for number 7 they all seem pretty reasonable to me.

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1 hour ago, CGW said:

Noted omission - "No military intervention or influencing allowed" :shock1:

Too late. The military has already been ordered told who to vote for. 

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These rules seem fair enough...unlike some rules that remind me of the Salem Witch hunt...

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

3. No foreigners helping with the election. Only Thais allowed. One to 10 years/20,000 - 200,000 baht fines. 

No problem there.  The Mrs will vote for Prayut.  Her vote.  I don't even discuss it with her.
The step-kids?  Probably Future Forward.  Their vote.  I don't even discuss it with them.
Me.  Well, if Thailand embrace Democratic principles and allowed non-citizens to vote, I know who I'd vote for.  But - mum's the word.  There is no pro-non-citizen, legal immigrant, illegal immigrant lobby in this country.  Why bother with the intellectual exercise in futility.  <laughs>  :whistling:

 

 

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2 hours ago, Khaeng Mak said:

No. 8. No betting on the result allowed is just hilarious.

 

What bookie in his right mind would give you odds worth having a punt.

 

The outcome is already set in stone.  

so where are the "bookies" in thailand??????

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