Group urge police to enforce no-drinking laws for all of Buddhist lent

35 members of the Stop Drink Network and other related organisations gave a national petition to police chief Pol Chakthip Chaijinda yesterday with the aim to have police officers impose anti-alcohol measures throughout the three-month period of Buddhist lent.

The petition also asked for officers to strictly enforce the national no-alcohol sales on Asarnha Puja Day which is July 8th.

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The petition was collected by Deputy Police spokesman Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen who said the authorities already strictly enforce the law on anti-alcohol sales on the designated days.

The Public Health Ministry has encouraged the population to abstain from drinking alcohol during the period of Buddhist lent which begins on July 9th to October 5th.

The network has also requested that police gather statistics during the period of no alcohol sales and contemplate preventative actions in the future.

Bars and shops across the nation are sure to feel very differently about a three-month dry period.

Source : The Nation

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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