That was fast ! The Council of State was in a hurry to give back the hot potato… to the government.
Abhisit is trapped. Now, he has to decide.
Ouch… That’s a difficult word for our dashing Prime Minister…
On the right, the thai talibans who ask for a ban on alcohol sales during Songkran… On the left, the crisis, the sinking tourism, the fact that the government should have much more important issues to deal with…
And in the middle Abhisit who wants to look cool-with-liberties-but-also-on-a-moral-highground…
Come on : be a man. Make our day. Dive into a sea of ridicule by imposing a ban on alcohol sales… Please. The world needs to be entertained. 😉
In any case, Abhisit loses.
Head (ban), he loses.
Tail (no ban), he loses.
The government has the authority to ban alcohol sales during the Songkran festival next month, the Council of State says.
The government’s legal arm said the proposed ban on alcohol sales was not in conflict with an announcement issued by the ruling National Executive Council (NEC) in 1972.
The ban could be issued under the 2008 Alcohol Beverage Control Act and not contravene the 253rd announcement of the NEC, Deputy Public Health Minister Manit Nopamornbode said. (Bangkok Post)