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Phuket New Year’s Eve all-nighter cancelled

Phuket New Year’s Eve all-nighter cancelled

PHUKET: The order by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew to allow the sale and consumption of alcohol at venues across the island all through the night of Dec 31 has been cancelled.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 21 December 2021, 04:44PM


The notice issued by the Phuket Info Center this afternoon (Dec 21).

The notice issued by the Phuket Info Center this afternoon (Dec 21).

The cancellation was announced through a notice posted by the Phuket Info Center, operated by the Phuket office of the Ministry of Interior, this afternoon (Dec 21).

The notice announced that all food and beverage outlets that are permitted by licence to usually sell alcohol until 11pm were now allowed to sell alcohol and allow the consumption of alcohol on the premises until 1am only on the night of Dec 31.

The notice marked that the rule change was to allow people to enjoy the New Year’s Eve festival.

The notice issued today rescinds the order issued by Governor Narong on Nov 27, allowing the sale and consumption of alcohol on New Year’s Eve to continue through to 6am New Year’s Day.

No reason has been given for the abrupt about-face on the all-nighter previously allowed by the Phuket Provincial Government.

However, the rule change follows the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday dictating that alcohol throughout the country may be sold until 1am.

Previously, Phuket has been exempt from such orders, with the Provincial Governor permitted to make allowances and minor rule changes for the benefit - and safety - of the people.

Apparently that is no longer the case.

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Kurt | 22 December 2021 - 19:46:49

Guess no one cares at New Years Eve what a Governor orders or not. People let not 'cancel' their planned doings by some Official who has not much credit among people anyway. Let the Governor bite his teeth on getting the Phuket private taxi and van transport mafia under control. Perhaps than he earns some respect.

JohnC | 22 December 2021 - 09:00:25

It appears that the powers that be in Grungtep don't trust the country bumpkins to make decisions that they agree with, even if they are nothing more than their lackeys. Stupid idea anyway.

Capricornball | 21 December 2021 - 22:15:13

Well, the good gubner tried to look out for his vice-peddling buddies on Bangla and other hot spots, but rational thinking slapped him down. It won't matter, there will still be certain venues that will be making "arrangements" with the BIBs to keep the money flowing all night anyway. Overall, it was a stupid and short-sighted idea anyway.

 

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