Alcohol banned for referendum election

PHUKET: The Phuket Election Commission (PEC) confirmed today that the sale of alcohol is prohibited throughout Thailand August 6-7, as the country goes to the polls to vote on the National Referendum.

“The alcohol ban is from 6pm on August 6, ahead of voting the next day, until midnight on the 7th. It is applicable to all retail shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and convenience stores,” said PEC Director Kittipong Thiengkunakrit.

Anyone caught in violation of the ban faces a fine of up to 10,000 baht, six months imprisonment, or both.

— Sukawin Tanthavanich

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