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National Elections on Sunday

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National Elections on Sunday

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PATTAYA:--he first national elections since 2014 take place this Sunday, after which a new legislature will be formed and a new prime minister will be named. There will be a heavy law enforcement turnout to make sure the elections run smoothly and to quell any possible violence.

 

To help ensure safe and smooth elections, the law prohibiting the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages will be in effect. This means that, by law, bars must be closed by 6:00 p.m. (1800 hrs.) Saturday night, March 23 and remain closed until the election is declared over on Sunday, March 24.

 

The “no alcohol rule” applies to all entertainment areas, including restaurants, although restaurants may remain open if they do not sell alcohol. It is also prohibited to give away free alcoholic beverages, even at private parties.

 

Election laws of municipalities (year) 2482, amended 2523, section 12CH states: “as of 18:00 hours on the day before the election until the end of the day of the election, it is forbidden for anyone to sell, distribute, give away alcohol or have parties or social events that have alcohol served” Section 76 states: “whoever breaks this law is subject to a fine of no more than 10,000 baht or jail of no more than 1 year or both”

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2019-22-03--

 

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It's a sham - an attempted more-of-the-same coup disguised as an election.

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20 hours ago, Rimmer said:

It is also prohibited to give away free alcoholic beverages, even at private parties.

 

That's how to lose votes. The binge drinking and gossiping old women in the hood will not go to the ballots. They fear their wavering hands due to alcohol withdrawal make it impossible to tick the right box and spoil the ballot paper. What's next? No dancing and partying during the PM's 8 o'clock Friday sermon?

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Last Sunday bars could open at 6pm but this Sunday they have to remain closed until midnight so it is a 2 day ban.

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Good luck to the Thai people in this election and on their long road to democracy, as many in the West forget, the progression to democracy takes hundreds of years......

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2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Stock-up today.... isn't it ridiculous!

But tomorrow you may only drink alone because "It is also prohibited to give away free alcoholic beverages, even at private parties."

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