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PHUKET CITY: Phuket Vice-Governor Tri Augkaradacha gave out 200 yellow crash helmets to motorcycle-taxi riders at Phuket Community Hall on Monday November 26.

The color yellow symbolizes devotion to the king and are part of a campaign to discourage vote buying in the upcoming government elections on December 23.

The helmets were donated by Ruam Pong Motor Co Ltd. and are adorned with a sticker that reads “Do good for our nation’s father – do not sell your votes”.

During the ceremony, Vice-Gov Tri said, “About 30,000 people who work in Phuket are registered to lodge postal votes. These people can vote, but will not do so on election day on December 23. They will vote on December 15 and 16. Anybody else who cannot vote on December 23 can cast their ballots at Phuket Community Hall on December 15 and 16 as well.”

Preecha Suekeaw, vice president of the Motorcycle-Taxi Riders’ Association, said, “We will help with this campaign by wearing our helmets to show that we support honesty and are against vote buying.”

 

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