Government rush executive order to close alcohol buying loophole

Government rush executive order to close alcohol buying loophole

The Thai Government passed an executive order late on Wednesday night that has since been published in the Royal Gazette stating that all emergency decrees will continue between May 1st and May 31st.

This means that the alcohol buying loophole, which would have permitted the sale of alcohol on May 1st and May 2nd, has been closed and the ban on alcohol sales will continue until the end of May.

The order, signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, declares that “all orders whether prohibitive measures, relief measures, or actions” will continue throughout May.

Another effect of the rushed order is the easing of provincial restrictions that have been signed by local governors.

Various provinces, including Bangkok and Phuket, had issued notices stating that restrictions will be eased starting from tomorrow, May 1st.

However, this may now be in jeopardy as the executive order seems to trump the autonomy enjoyed by the governors to control local restrictive measures.

Source: Thai Enquirer

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