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Tonight, tonight: Election alcohol ban in Phuket

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PHUKET: The sale of alcohol will be prohibited across much of northern Phuket tonight and tomorrow as six Tambon Administration Organizations (OrBorTor) go to the polls.

Phuket Election Committee (PEC) Director Kittipong Thiengkunagrit confirmed that the “dry zones” will be the electorates of Koh Kaew, Kamala, Cherng Talay, Thepkrasattri, Mai Khao and Sakoo.

In line with election law, the sale of alcoholic beverages within those electorates will be prohibited from 6pm tonight through to midnight Saturday.

However, the alcohol ban is restricted to only those areas where elections will be held.

Popular tourist areas of Patong, Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai will be unaffected by the alcohol ban. Pa Khlok will also be unaffected.

Cherng Talay will remain divided. The sale of alcohol will be prohibited within the administrative area of Cherng Talay OrBorTor, but alcohol can be sold as usual within the confines of Cherng Talay Municipality.

 

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