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Phuket authorities confirm alcohol ban Sunday (starts midnight) for 24 hours

By The Thaiger

 

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The Phuket Vice Governor and acting Phuket Governor, Supot Rodruang, declared that he has sent an urgent letter from the Department of Provincial Administration to the authorities of the three districts of Phuket to strictly prohibit alcohol sales for 24 hours across Phuket tomorrow (starting midnight tonight) as it is the end of Buddhist Lent tomorrow (Sunday).

 

The regulation will be enforced from midnight tonight and will be active for 24 hours. He also ordered the authorities of all the districts to announce the ban in their areas and warn shops and entertainment venues that sell alcoholic beverages about the prohibition.

 

People who are found guilty of selling alcohol during that period risk up to 6 months imprisonment and/or a maximum of 10,000 baht fine.

 
“There will be teams of officers working with local officials randomly inspecting shops and entertainment venues accordingly.”

 

The Vice Governor asked that if anyone sees people selling alcohol during this prohibited period, please report it to the Public Health Offices, Disease Control Office or TAS program.

 

For any further information, please call 0 2590 3342 or the Department of Disease Control’s hotline 1422 as well as 191 or 1599 for emergencies.

 

The same alcohol ban exists around Thailand for 24 hours.

 

Monday will be a public holiday around Thailand, as the holiday falls on a Sunday.

 

Tomorrow, October 13, is also the third anniversary since the day King Bhumibol passed away in 2016.

 

SOURCE: Phuket Provincial PR

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/tourism/phuket-authorities-confirm-alcohol-ban-sunday-starts-midnight-for-24-hours

 

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They should be celebrating the end of Buddhist Lent with a good p*ss up not prohibiting it   🙄

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1 hour ago, Scot123 said:

Save up all year or even several years for your mythical Thai holiday

Do you know anyone who came here for this event?

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The Bhudda strictly prohibited use of alcohol by threat of fine, imprisonment or both. 😡Cigarettes use by monks and lust for expensive wrist watches on the other hand was a sign of enlightenment. 😇 

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I just wished that the hotel staff would warn their customers 24 hours ahead, to stock up on their alcohol beverages, then every thing would be rosy for the 24 hours of non alcoholic

festivities. I am also very grateful for the small Mom and Pop business that sell, alcohol,  along

the side streets in almost every city I have stayed in in Thailand.

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11 hours ago, Scot123 said:

And another boost to tourism. Save up all year or even several years for your mythical Thai holiday to be told no drinks with your meal, no cocktails by the pool that you dreamed about, no entertainment tonight, all closed. Do they not see the damage this does? I'll correct that, they do see but do not care. 

 

Oh, be fair, that would remove the chance for dozens of minor politicians to puff out their chests, show their 'Thainess' and how devout they are before they nip off to their private clubs to get stocious...

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