Govt cracks down on alcohol promotion and advertising

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Re: Govt cracks down on alcohol promotion and advertising

Post by HHTel » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:47 am

Some years ago, they tried to ban all advertising of alcoholic drinks and like cigarettes must not be displayed. The large Singha advert this end of Rama II was dismantled. The boss of CP challenged the ruling and he refused to have his 7/11 shops comply. I believe it went to court or to 'open house' in government and the ruling was overturned. The reason at the time was that the ministry making the ruling had no authority to do so as alcohol came under the ministry for food and beverage. One of the first things I noticed was the Singha sign on Rama II was once again erected and floodlit.

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Re: Govt cracks down on alcohol promotion and advertising

Post by buksida » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:02 am

Police said Friday they’ve been ordered to monitor social media nationwide for those suspected of advertising alcohol as a trade association argues the renewed crackdown has a vague legal basis.

Citing a law that bans any act that “induces” others to drink, alcohol regulators said Thursday they have instructed police to take action against business owners and celebrities who promote booze on social media. The offense – which is routinely cited to shut down any display of alcohol – carries a maximum penalty of 500,000 baht. ... ooze-pics/
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Re: Govt cracks down on alcohol promotion and advertising

Post by handdrummer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:32 am

you can't legislate morality but you can fan the flames of discontent and eventual rebellion.

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