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KATHU: An alcohol ban effective from 6 pm Saturday will be imposed on parts of Kamala and Patong where an Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) by-election will take place on Sunday.

According to a document issued by the Phuket Election Commission, the ban will last until midnight Sunday.

Affected areas include Kamala Villages 1 to 6; Kathu Village 6 and Phra Baramee Rd Sois 1 to 9 in Patong.

Other parts of Patong, including Soi Bngla, will not be affected.

A PEC official told the Gazette that anyone in the affected areas caught selling alcohol during prohibited hours will be subject to up to six months in jail or a 10,000 baht fine.

The by-election is being held to find a replacement for ex-OrBorJor member Wissanu Dumlak, who resigned.

There are 9,929 registered voters in the district who are eligible to cast ballots at 19 polling stations.

The three candidates for the constituency are Sanit Chukid, Charoon Aksorn and Manas Kasemwichitpong.

 

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