Booze sales banned during election

PHUKET: There will be a total ban on the sale and provision of alcohol anywhere in Thailand before and during Sunday’s general election.

In accordance with the Election Act, shops, bars, restaurants and hotels will be prohibited from selling or providing alcohol to customers between 6 pm on Saturday, April 1, and midnight at the end of Sunday, April 2.

Wisut Romin, Deputy Secretary of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Office, noted, “Although there is no law compelling entertainment venues to close, many are expected to be shut.”

The maximum penalty for owners or managers of outlets selling or distributing alcohol during an election – or even supplying it free – is six months in jail or a 10,000-baht fine, or both.

Phuket News

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