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Offline thaiga

alcohol ban does it actually work
« on: August 02, 2012, 06:41:42 PM »
Sale of alcohol ban in Thailand continues until midnight on Friday.

 Violators face a maximum sentence of 6 months & max fine of 10,000 Baht.

According to Makro, you cannot buy alcohol until midnight Friday even if it is wholesale.



Does this ban really work or does it only hurt the big stores. :uhm



Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Lebowski

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Re: alcohol ban does it actually work
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 08:39:03 PM »
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alcohol ban does it actually work..

Rhetorical question really as many countries have been down this path and found it to not work. The 'top-and-tail-of-it' is that is that if people want booze, or drugs for that matter, then they will find them and there will be people willing to supply whatever the conditions.

The Thai authorities just haven't figure this out yet.

Even today and tomorrow with only Tesco, The Mall, 7-11 and a generalized restaurant/bar ban actually happening, then the authorities need to take a slightly deeper look into their own society when it's easy to buy anything you want from the 'mom & pop' shops regardless of what day or holiday it is.

As with much in most coutries, the real problems are more deeply generic than most realise.......or are willing to admit.

However, the authorities seem to not have figured this out yet.....or are in denial. Guess it's not a vote winner to persecute the 'Mom & Pop' shops.  ::) 

   
 

sicho

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Re: alcohol ban does it actually work
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 08:43:21 PM »
I'll answer that question in the morning, if I remember.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: alcohol ban does it actually work (here is the answer)
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 11:35:46 AM »
Shops and clubs flout Buddhist Lent


Despite awareness campaigns and legal actions against alcohol sales during the beginning of Buddhist Lent, stores were illegally selling liquor. There was even a new type of alcoholic drink launched on Asalha Bucha Day, the Office of Alcohol Control said yesterday.

An unnamed store in Ubon Ratchathani is faced with a possible daily fine of Bt50,000 in addition to liability for six months in prison for selling booze on the prohibited days, said OAC director Dr Samarn Footrakool.

Also in the northeastern province, a small shop was found to be selling alcohol and another shop had a drawing for liquor, both in violation of the 2007 antialcohol law, Samarn said.

On Thursday - Asalha Bucha Day and the beginning of Buddhist Lent - a club in Bangkok's RCA nightlifeentertainment zone launched a new cocktail. The unnamed drink was mixed with coffee and offered to young drinkers, according to advertising available during the launch party, Samarn said.

The new beverage prompts concern among authorities about the possible introduction of more alcoholic drinks mixed with vitamins, energy supplements or purported healthboosting substances, which makes suppression of them more difficult.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

sicho

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Re: alcohol ban does it actually work
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 12:35:08 PM »
Is that the Singha float?
 

 



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