Elections to bring booze bans
PHUKET: Two upcoming elections will result in 30-hour alcohol sales bans, one across the island and the other in Patong.
Wednesday 25 July 2012, 02:42PM
The island-wide ban will apply from 6pm on August 25 to midnight at the end of the following day, as voters go to the polls to elect a total of 24 members of the Phuket Provincial Council – 15 in Muang District, six in Thalang District and three in Kathu district.
On September 2, voters in Patong will make their mark to elect a successor to Mayor Pian Keesin, who has been in the mayoral seat for the maximum two terms.
Booze sales will be banned in the island’s capital of fun from 6pm on September 1 to midnight the following night.
Thai law mandates a penalty of up to six months in jail and/or a fine of not more than B10,000 for anyone caught selling alcohol during an election period.