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An anti-alcohol group on Wednesday launched a three-part campaign urging Loy Kratong revellers to avoid alcohol and out-of-marriage sex. 

In an appearance at the National Stadium, The Friend of Youth Foundation suggested the slogan: "If you drink, don't float so that you don’t risk sexually abusing others." Wednesday was Loy Kratong day in which Thais float krathongs - small offerings to the river spirits.

The Friend of Youth Foundation cited a poll in which 40 per cent of respondents said that Loy Kratong was the festival where people most likely will have sex.

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