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Phuket election boss issues alcohol ban warning for referendum

PHUKET: The Director of the Election Commission of Thailand, Phuket Office (PEC), Kitipong Thiengkunakit, has issued a reminder that a full alcohol ban will come into effect from 6pm tonight ahead of the constitutional referendum to be held nationwide tomorrow.

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Saturday 6 August 2016, 08:00AM


People found guilty of breaking the alcohol ban for the referendum will face a fine of up to B10,000 or up to six months in jail, or both, warned Kitipong Thiengkunakit, Director of the Election Commission Phuket Office.
People found guilty of breaking the alcohol ban for the referendum will face a fine of up to B10,000 or up to six months in jail, or both, warned Kitipong Thiengkunakit, Director of the Election Commission Phuket Office.

“The alcohol ban will begin at 6pm on Saturday (Aug 6) and continue through until midnight Sunday, August 7,” Mr Kitipong told the press on Friday (Aug 5).

“During this ban, in accordance with election law, the sale of alcohol is prohibited, as are any public events that involve the drinking of alcohol,” he said.

“If anyone is found breaking the law, they will face a a fine of up to B10,000 or sentence of up to six months in jail, or both,” he warned.

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Mr Kitipong reiterated that he expected a large turnout at the polls on Sunday.

“We expect more than 80 per cent of all eligible voters in Phuket to cast their ballots on August 7,” he said.

 

 

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Kurt | 07 August 2016 - 07:50:21

Poll/ballot stations close at 16:00 hrs.
The alcohol ban is until 24:00 hrs.
These extra 8 hours must be to prevent that the thai people who have to count the votes consume alcohol.

We learned that the EC Quick Report System doesn't work.
Typical last moment thing to check out or it was working or not.
Wasted millions on a system thai officials can't make it works.
And Thailand wants to become a digital hub?


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