Songkran, sales of alcohol : Abhist loses face… and refuses the ban

Done ! The thai talibans lose face. And the Prime Minister too.

He made a fool of himself by toying with this grotesque idea to ban sales of alcohol during Songkran (thai new year), (read here).

He can blame only himself : he authorized his Health Minister to start to give a pledge to the thai talibans…

And he wanted probably to please the conservators, the bigots, the very same people who “elected” him as Prime Minister (“pushed” would be more appropriate). πŸ˜‰

The case is closed (for now).

And the result of this thai drama (AKA a hurricane inside a glass of water) is damaging : Abhisit showed that he was a fool, surrounded by fools.

In the middle of a very violent economic crisis, of an unprecedented crisis, the thai Prime Minister was spending time… on alcohol.

Let’s hope that Abhisit has learned his lesson. And that he will show more political intelligence and humility in the future…

The National Committee on Alcohol Consumption Control has rejected the proposal to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages during next month’s Songkran festival, fearing a ban may hurt the economy and the tourist industry.

The committee meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kajornprasart, on Monday agreed to allow alcoholic drinks to be sold during Songkran, which is the Thai New Year celebration. […]

Maj-Gen Sanan said the committee took the economy and tourism industry into consideration. (Bangkok Post)

Now let’s rejoice… The reaction of the thai talibans is going to be tasty.

So long suckers ! πŸ˜‰

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