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the ridiculous war on alcohol here continues; farang cant vote thus should be exempted from this foolishness

Are your streets clogged with posters of would-be crims? Are you deafened by [email protected] music from slow-moving vans? If not, you'll be ok to buy drink.

Good move , I 'll drink to that.

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3 minutes ago, jaiyenyen said:
25 minutes ago, webfact said:

Therefore in areas where there are elections there will be a ban in place from 6pm Thursday to 6 pm Friday.

 

So presumably, some areas are exempt. Is there a list of affected/unaffected areas?

Afraid not - national security and all that...

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Just now, Susco said:

You mean, like a survival guide on a non booze day?

No, not at all. It's just that I planned to go out to see friends on Thursday. I don't drink alcohol at home, but enjoy a social beer now and then.

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  • Jonathan Fairfield changed the title to Local elections in Thailand: Booze ban in place this weekend

Treating the electorate like children again.

 

Does this apply to hotel restaurants in Bangkok? I'd planned to take the girlfriend out for a nice meal but I'm not going to sit there like a naughty schoolboy drinking Coke.

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3 hours ago, jaiyenyen said:

No, not at all. It's just that I planned to go out to see friends on Thursday. I don't drink alcohol at home, but enjoy a social beer now and then.

FYI "a ban in place from 6pm Saturday to 6 pm Sunday".  Not Thursday

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Tourist venues should be exempt from this nonsense.

 

Why should people on holiday and staying in hotels or at resorts be subjected to ill-conceived election regulations?

 

From my experience they actively target the tourist areas with enforcement.

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Alcohol consumption at home is still permitted.

So get yourself ratted at home, jump on the bike with Mrs and kids, drive to Polling Station, put your thumb print cos you cannot write. Go home to more bevvy! Simple.

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39 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Why should people on holiday and staying in hotels or at resorts be subjected to ill-conceived election regulations?

No holidays this week,

 

Thou shalt stay at home and vote!

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5 hours ago, Disparate Dan said:

Are your streets clogged with posters of would-be crims? Are you deafened by [email protected] music from slow-moving vans? If not, you'll be ok to buy drink.

Yip, I think the vast majority of people living in Thailand have been affected by this, Thais and foreigners. And BECAUSE of that, everybody should be allowed to have a drink, to celebrate that it is all over!

 

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6 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I've got a feeling Thais who haven't voted for a few years are ineligible to vote too. Should they also be exempted?

Everyone who wants to be exempted should be allowed to be.  Ridiculous law.

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