Monday, March 30, 2009

Songkran Alcohol Ban Cancelled

Sense has prevailed and the proposed ban on alcohol sales during Songkran has been cancelled.

The Bangkok Post reports today:

'The National Committee on Alcohol Consumption Control has rejected the proposal to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages during next month's Songkran festival, fearing a ban may hurt the economy and the tourist industry.

The committee meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kajornprasart, on Monday agreed to allow alcoholic drinks to be sold during Songkran, which is the Thai New Year celebration.'

Reading the report further, I find it is in agreement with my earlier blog post !

But as this is Thailand, anything could happen over the next few days to change this - but I doubt it.

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