Public urged to not drink during Royal Cremation period

national October 21, 2017 15:25

By The Nation

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The Disease Control Department has urged people to refrain from drinking alcoholic drinks for the five days of the Royal Cremation period to make merit for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.



Doctor Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director general of the department, sent a letter to the government’s Public Relations Department asking them to help get out a message discouraging people from drinking from October 25 to 29.

The letter to the PR department’s director general, Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, suggested the NBT channel run public service announcements discouraging drinking for the period.

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