Do you support the proposed new restrictions? New law prohibits the sale of alcoholic drinks on footpaths, in public parks, and in public areas nationwide.

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Do you support the proposed new restrictions? New law prohibits the sale of alcoholic drinks on footpaths, in public parks, and in public areas nationwide.

Do you support the proposed new restrictions? New law prohibits the sale of alcoholic drinks on footpaths, in public parks, and in public areas nationwide.

  • Start date:Dec 15, 2012
  • End date:Dec 16, 2012
  • Voters: 1,087 times
  • Yes
    36.3%
  • No
    63.1%
  • I don't know
    0.6%

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  • Discussion 13 : 16 Dec 2012 at 16.1013

    nowayout #11 No need to get offensive if the vote is not going your way. Maybe the NO votes have a different understanding and view on this. I really don't see evidence that its "irresponsible alcoholics" that are using these outlets, it would be an unnecessary extra expense for their fix. I also don't interpret the NO voters as thinking alcohol should be available everywhere and at anytime, certainly not parks and places frequented by children for instance. As pointed out, there is already sufficient legislation to prevent this from happening. It just needs enforcing with common sense.

  • Discussion 12 : 16 Dec 2012 at 15.4412

    Does 'sitting in a public area' also mean sitting on the beach? The new law all depends on the definitions of the place.

  • Discussion 11 : 16 Dec 2012 at 09.5211

    I totally support the ban.

    But how can there be so many No votes here? Are you all a bunch of irresponsible alcoholics that can’t buy booze in a store during normal hours (like 7/11) or bar (open till 2am)? Just buy your booze ahead of time loosers.

    Drink responsibly and dont drive if you drink.

  • Discussion 10 : 16 Dec 2012 at 07.3410

    dao, discussion 9, you may be very wrong. Not all of us have a scope as limited as Sukhumvit. Bangkok is bigger than that and (apparently not needless to point out: Thailand is bigger than Bangkok. Note the poll refers to "the sale of alcoholic drinks on footpaths, in public parks, and in public areas NATIONWIDE."

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    Discussion 9 : 16 Dec 2012 at 00.169

    Interesting voting going on here .According to voting people seem to prefer the cess pool on Sukhumvit .

  • Discussion 8 : 15 Dec 2012 at 22.358

    Whilst I can fully understand peoples gripes about the street vendors, I think you must be careful in what you wish for. It won't stop drunks or antisocial behavior, but may increase the cost of your late beer or supper. Some late night areas/venues will become sterile and less colourful. Its a shame that pious bigotry and a few idiots can spoil it for the majority. I include some vendors here. BTW I don't think you can blame these outlets for the mess in Sukhumvit, they do clear up their rubbish. Check out the logo's on the discarded containers.

  • Discussion 7 : 15 Dec 2012 at 21.067

    EnglishBob D5: I agree with you 100%. The illegal street bars that pop up at night in various locations should be shut down permanently. If Thailand really wants to do something about the drinking problem, that would be a good place to start. But like you, I doubt anything will get done. Just another tea money project for Thailand's finest.

  • Discussion 6 : 15 Dec 2012 at 20.306

    How about a ban on new laws? Thailand has enough laws in place to considerably obstruct and reduce the sale of alcohol, but NON are properly enforced - and most of us know why. New restrictive laws are ONLY intended to serve those we are not supposed to name, and to intimidate the people.

  • Discussion 5 : 15 Dec 2012 at 20.255

    I support it.
    Lower Sukhumvit has become a cesspool at night with these illegal street bars.
    Sukhumvit Soi 11 is virtually impassible due to the beer vans blocking the street.
    Paying no rent, no tax and having no toilet facilities has meant unfair competition for legal vendors and ensures that the surrounding sois reek of urine.
    This is not prohibition - alcohol is still available, it just isn't available in certain locations.
    (However, I have no illusions that this law will be enforced any more than the taxi laws introduced a few months ago is.)

  • Discussion 4 : 15 Dec 2012 at 19.334

    A ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages at street stalls is likely a concept from the owners of convenience store chains - they'll love it.

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