Paiboon: Section 44 alcohol ban ‘misunderstood’

Bars at Soi Cowboy in Bangkok

Bars at Soi Cowboy in Bangkok. Photo: Paul Sullivan / flickr..

Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya on Monday tried to quell the controversy over a vaguely worded junta order banning alcohol sales “near” educational institutions, denying it prohibits booze sales within 300 metres of schools and that enforcement will depend upon the drawing of new entertainment zones.

The minister said it would take 180 days to draw up new entertainment zones that would clarify where alcohol could and could not be sold legally.

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