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Alcohol ban for end of Buddhist Lent

By The Phuket News

 

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The sale of alcohol will be banned for the 24 hours (from midnight to midnight) this Friday (Oct 2). Image: The Phuket News / file

 

PHUKET: Police have confirmed that the sale of alcohol will be banned for the 24 hours of this Friday (Oct 2) as the nation commemorates “Wan Org Pansa”, marking the end of Buddhist Lent.

 

Phuket’s new Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Witoon Kongsudjai confirmed this afternoon (Sept 30) that the alcohol ban will come into effect just after midnight tomorrow night (00:01am Friday, Oct 2) and conclude at midnight Friday night (11:59pm, Oct 2).

 

Phuket City Police Chief Col Theerawat Liamsuwan likewise confirmed to The Phuket News that the ban will be enforced in the Phuket Town area for the 24 hours of this Friday, as did Patong Police Station.

 

Source: https://www.thephuketnews.com/alcohol-ban-for-end-of-buddhist-lent-77497.php

 

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A great idea, in a country whose entertainment business if at rock bottom, due to the Covid panic. Anyone desperate for alcohol can get it, Mom and Pop shops as an example. Maybe a bit of le

What about cigarettes, sex, laughter, dictators, corruption, lottery, pink floyd, monty python,....... ?

Why is this so fraught with angst? Stock up now, drink at home. Problem solved.

55 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Why is this so fraught with angst? Stock up now, drink at home. Problem solved.

I think it is more the principle involved of being dictated to by...politicians.....religion etc......I suspect most people who want to drink will have twigged they can stock up.....but thanks for the HU.

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We have issues only with wine.

 

We can buy beer and whiskey by the bucket load, ban or no ban. When it comes to survival, mom and pop shops do what they must, and who can blame them?

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7 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

A great idea, in a country whose entertainment business if at rock bottom, due to the Covid panic.

Anyone desperate for alcohol can get it, Mom and Pop shops as an example.

Maybe a bit of leniency during these hard times, to let these businesses try and recover some of their losses, would have been a better approach ?

That approach supposes that the zealots who dictate such matters would wish to demonstrate some empathy. Their fervour does not allow that!

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