No alcohol on sale tonight or tomorrow

PHUKET: Selling and distribution of all alcoholic beverages is prohibited across Phuket from 6:00 pm today until midnight tomorrow. Tomorrow is OrBorJor (Provincial Council) election day, and the police do not want any problems with drunks. Pol Col Chalit Tintanee, Superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette that in accordance with the Election Act of 1979, all bars, restaurants, hotels, and other entertainment venues in Thailand are barred from serving alcohol during this period. Anyone violating the order faces up to six months in jail or a fine of up to 5,000 baht, or both. Col Chalit added that Thai citizens must carry their ID cards at all times today and tomorrow as police checkpoints will be set up to prevent the “renting” of IDs for the purpose of illegal voting.

Phuket News

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