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    Thai General Election 2 Feb 2014

    Not to get mixed up in Lil's current thread .... but this will be a big event next year .... perhaps a time NOT to come to Thailand!

    Thai government says elections Feb. 2 - Businessweek

    Thailand's government said Monday that elections will be held Feb. 2, hours after the prime minister dissolved the lower house of parliament in a bid to calm the country's deepening political crisis.

    Spokesman Teerat Ratanasevi told The Associated Press that the date was set during a Cabinet meeting in Bangkok.
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    Why not come Kev? Great weather in Feb.

    An election, should it come about, may not cause any problem for visitors ... the aftermath ... might be different.

    Passed through BKK twice in last week and saw nothing out of normal around DMK/BKK transport hubs.
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    Am I the only one that finds it ironic that the election was called for Groundhog Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Why not come Kev? Great weather in Feb.

    An election, should it come about, may not cause any problem for visitors ... the aftermath ... might be different.

    Passed through BKK twice in last week and saw nothing out of normal around DMK/BKK transport hubs.
    I would think effectively a 3 day closure or more? 6pm night before, election day and possible part of day after?

    Might not even get to an election? Democrats and their lunatic allies know full well they will lose so want a more extreme solution to grasp power

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    I think Chinese Newyear is on 31 January, and the elections 4 days later.
    Many (Chinese and Thai) tourists... Bars open? Or bars closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    I think Chinese Newyear is on 31 January, and the elections 4 days later.
    Many (Chinese and Thai) tourists... Bars open? Or bars closed?
    No one gives a flying fuck about tourist when it comes to elections etc................we have see it all before..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geespot View Post
    No one gives a flying fuck about tourist when it comes to elections etc................we have see it all before..................
    I agree. Just there there are also Thais of Chinese descent and I think they take holidays in Thailand on those days.
    I wonder where the Thai Chinese family Shinawatra will take his holidays.

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    Booked for 12 midnight landing in Phuket 1st Feb...geeeeez!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdown48 View Post
    Booked for 12 midnight landing in Phuket 1st Feb...geeeeez!!
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    I fly home on 1st Feb. Hopefully the week prior will be quiet in Bkk.

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    I'll be in Hua Hin at that time. Why will the bars possibly close for 2 or 3 days ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaynewcastle11 View Post
    I'll be in Hua Hin at that time. Why will the bars possibly close for 2 or 3 days ?
    Elections. Also the weekend prior to the elections (25/26th) may also be locked down.

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    Thanks, but I'm wondering why they close the bars & stop alcohol sales because of the elections. Is it designed to increase voting numbers ?

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    ^^^^
    Common practice in many countries -to try to stop vote buying ( big laugh in LOS).
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