Today’s Makha Bucha Day and Phuket police have warned people since yesterday that there will be no consent to sell alcohol to pay respect on this Buddhist holiday.
Lt Col Pisit Chuenpetch, Deputy Superintendent of Phuket City Police Station, confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that the ban will be enforced across Phuket.
“This is a nationwide ban in respect for tomorrow being a Buddhist holiday,” he said.
The ban will end at midnight on Wednesday.
Despite the strict warning, Lt Col Pisit declined to indicate clearly whether hotels are also forbid from selling it.
Patong Police chief Arayapan Pukbuakao warned that any nightlife venues, restaurants and even convenience stores such as 7-Elevens caught selling alcohol during the ban will be fined.
“Police officers will patrol the streets of Patong to enforce the ban,” Col Arayapan said.
Fine ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 baht applied for offenders as it depending on the severity of the transgression.
News by Phuket Gazette