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Alcohol ban again this weekend around Thailand

The election is two days away. That means Thais go to the polls for the first time since 2011. It also means there will be another 24 hour alcohol ban on this weekend. Alcohol sales and distribution will be forbidden again from 6pm on Saturday, March 23 until 6pm on Sunday, March 24. Officials say weddings, parties and other celebrations can still be organised for these dates but there must be no alcohol served or consumed. International media, seemingly horrified by the prospect, have been getting all the headlines and stories wrong. The election rule isn’t new and affects everyone, not just British tourists. Thai officials say the ban is partly to curb previous attempts by political parties to throw ‘free booze’ parties the night before to influence voters. This weekend’s election will welcome seven million new voters who are eligible to vote in the first free election since 2011. The post Alcohol ban again this weekend around Thailand appeared first on The Thaiger Thailand news.... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Alcohol ban again this weekend around Thailand, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Alcohol ban again this weekend around Thailand

 

 

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Published By: Phuket Gazette - Friday, 22 March

 

 

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