Alcohol sales will be strictly prohibited tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24. The day marks the end of the Buddhist Lent. Police say offenders will face a 10,000 baht fine and/or a six-month jail term. “The ban on alcoholic sale applies to both shops and restaurants, retailing and wholesaling,” the Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Tuesday. He said police would strictly enforce the ban, which is imposed in line with an announcement of the Office of the PM and the Alcohol Control Act. According to the announcement, no alcoholic sale shall be allowed on religious days. Alcohol consumption is considered a sin in Buddhist belief. Awk Phansa marks the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent period and the traditional end of the rainy season. The final day of the Buddhist Lent period falls on the full-moon day of the eleventh lunar moon and is known in...
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