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Old Mar 7, 19, 1:48 am
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can't see them rising up unless some outrageous act happens.


Oops.

Today the Constitutional Court of Thailand has ruled to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart Party, according to Section 92 Clause 2 of the 2017 organic law on political parties.

The Court has also ruled that TRC's executive board members will be disqualified from running in an election, and will not be allowed to form a political party or be a board member of another party for a period of 10 years starting from today.

Not sure if this qualifies as "outrageous" but the authorities are said to be prepared to put down any protests.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 12:51 pm
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Always a good move a couple weeks before the "elections" ........

Did they see the wind blowing in the wrong direction?
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Old Mar 7, 19, 4:24 pm
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See posts 1158-1160 above.

Half suspect the Future Foward party will fall off a balcony this weekend.




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Old Mar 8, 19, 6:02 am
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Half suspect the Future Foward party will fall off a balcony this weekend.
Probably should not have read this until after I finished my drink.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 2:16 pm
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Ouch. An I booked a holiday in Thailand end May till end June. Fingers crossed it won't be total chaos.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 4:47 pm
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Ouch. An I booked a holiday in Thailand end May till end June. Fingers crossed it won't be total chaos.
I think there's a 0.00001% chance of your trip being impacted by political unrest.

Can't see there being anything for you to worry about, on that front.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 6:44 pm
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I think there's a 0.00001% chance of your trip being impacted by political unrest.

Can't see there being anything for you to worry about, on that front.
I agree.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 4:11 pm
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Is everything going to be open election day ?
or do Thais need to go back home to where they are registered to vote ?
Are they required to vote ?

Thanks for the info


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Old Mar 15, 19, 6:01 pm
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Define everything? For the most part, most "things" will be open. Some places may choose to close, Alcohol sales will be banned, I think 18:00 tonight, through 18:00 tomorrow night, same next weekend, possibly including Sat (23 Mar).

Thais can vote in places other than where the government currently thinks they reside (based on ID). This is one reason for advanced voting (overseas, and this first weekend).

No, they are not required to vote
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Old Mar 15, 19, 8:55 pm
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Thanks for the info , I do not drink so that's not a problem ,
was just wondering if the malls will be open etc....
You never know with the powers that be !
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Old Mar 15, 19, 9:26 pm
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Malls will be open.

Not sure about "etc." though?

Was there some other site, venue, temple you were concerned about?
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Nothing special really , I just remember some weekends where a lot of the stores in Chinatown we're closed because of a religious holiday
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1,000 baht to get a pass on drunk test :yeah but, don't piss 'em off with attitude first !
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This is starting to get serious. The Conrad Bangkok informs me that no alcohol will be served "in all public places" from 6pm 3/23 to 6pm 3/24, and this includes the executive lounge!
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Old Mar 22, 19, 10:29 pm
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This is starting to get serious. The Conrad Bangkok informs me that no alcohol will be served "in all public places" from 6pm 3/23 to 6pm 3/24, and this includes the executive lounge!
It's been so long since the last election, but I'm pretty sure the second-weekend ban extended for 48 hours, so some progress? You can stock up - I assume the junta won't lock the mini-bar - today until 2:00 PM and from 5:00 PM until 5:59 PM.

I thought that hotels were exempt, but maybe that is just for the religious holidays.

This election, the ruling military junta has said celebrations, like weddings, can go forward, but no alcohol.
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