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30 Hour Nationwide Booze Ban From 6pm On August 6th

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Anyone who doesn’t know about the referendum vote taking place in Thailand on August 7th has either been in a seriously dangerous alcohol induced state or living under a rock for the past couple of months.

I have no interest in discussing politics only the ban on the sale of alcohol that is implemented during any voting and this time around the length is different from past booze bans in that it begins the day before the nation head to the polling stations to cast their vote.

The 30 hours nationwide booze ban will begin at 6pm on Saturday 6th August and run through until midnight on Sunday 7th.

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That’s a big blow for the entertainment industry as it falls on one of the biggest nights of the month, the first Saturday after payday and just rubs salt in the wound of having two nights business ruined instead of the usual one.

It is far too soon to say how strictly this order will be enforced as I’m sure I’ll hear two dozen versions before the end of the weekend never mind next week leading up to 6pm on the 6th.

Another oddity regarding the ban on the sale of booze during the referendum vote is that there has been no word so far on any restrictions on alcohol sales during the pre-vote that takes place a week before the main event which has been the norm in the past.

36 hours edited to 30 as Stickboy can’t add 24+6.

Stickboy aka Sticky Boy aka Mike McKay aka Mike McKwai, Wild Mike, Magic Mike, Mr Mike, and a fair few more best forgotten, is a party animal with hollow legs who loves music, current affairs, beer, food, causing trouble on Twitter, and making the most of life without worrying too much about what people think or say about his antics. You can send him stuff here - stickboybkk@gmail.com

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English Man Who Attempted To Murder His Thai Wife Given 22-Year Jail Sentence

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English Man Who Attempted To Murder His Thai Wife Given 22-Year Jail Sentence

A man who attempted to murder his Thai wife in Twickenham, England has been jailed.

William Clapperton, 58, was sentenced to 22 years behind bars at the Old Bailey last Friday.

He was found guilty of attempting to murder his wife, Napangkawarin Clapperton, a Thai national known as Pat, on Dec 15 following an eight-day trial.

The court heard that in the early hours of Monday, 17 February, Clapperton carried out a sustained and frenzied armed attack on his wife at their home address in Twickenham.

In an alcohol-fuelled rage – after his wife revealed her intentions to end their marriage – Clapperton cut up a large amount of his wife’s clothing before carrying out a violent attack against her, subjecting her to hours of physical abuse with the clear intention of killing her.

Clapperton ignored the victim’s repeated pleas for him to stop as he proceeded to inflict significant injuries to her face, neck and body.

He attacked her with scissors, a chopping knife and his hands. Whilst doing this he told her that if she was ugly no one would want her anymore and she was going to die. She also sustained injuries to her hands and arms, whilst trying to protect herself.

Images of the victim’s injuries were considered too horrific to be shown in court. Nine months on from the attack, she continues to require ongoing surgery for her injuries.

The court went on to hear that at around 07:15hrs, the victim finally saw an opportunity to escape the property. She ran barefoot into the street where a member of the public immediately called for an ambulance.

At approximately 07:39hrs, police were notified by the London Ambulance Service and attended the scene.

The victim was taken to a south London hospital for treatment.

In an effort to locate Clapperton, officers attending the scene, with help from the Territorial Support Group, forced entry into the property.

At 09:31hrs, Clapperton was placed under arrest. He was found with knife wounds to his chest and wrist and was taken to hospital for treatment by LAS. His injuries were later established to be self-inflicted wounds.

Detectives from the Met’s West Area Safeguarding unit immediately launched an investigation.

On Thursday, 20 February Clapperton was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was charged on Friday, 27 February with attempted murder and criminal damage. He was remanded to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 28 February.

Detective Constable David Payne from the Met’s West Area Public Protection team, said “I would like to again pay tribute to the victim who has shown remarkable strength and courage throughout this investigation following this very traumatic experience. This case serves to highlight our dedication to apprehending and bringing domestic violence offenders to justice and we can feel reassured that a dangerous offender is now safely where he belongs”.

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Water Cut In 47 Areas Of Bangkok From 10pm Tonight

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Water Cut In 47 Areas Of Bangkok From 10pm Tonight

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority said on Friday residents in 47 areas of Bangkok will have no running water from 10pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday due to maintenance work.

Cutting off the supply is necessary to carry out work on a water main close to Rama VI Road.

The MWA apologised for the inconvenience caused by the cuts, adding residents could contact the 24-hour call centre on 1125 if they faced any problems.

The 47 affected areas are:
1. Rama VI Road
2. Ratchawithi Road
3. Yothi Road
4. Sri Ayutthaya Road
5. Phetchaburi Road
6. Banthat Thong Road
7. Phya Thai Road
8. Rama I Road
9. Rong Mueang Road
10. Charu Mueang Road
11. Charat Mueang Road
12. Nikhom Makkasan Road
13. Krungkasem Road
14. Phloenchit Road
15. Rajdamri Road
16. Ratchaprarop Road
17. New Petchaburi Road
18. Sawankhalok Road
19. Larn Luang Road
20. Rama V Road
21. Nakhon Sawan Road
22. Rajdamnoen Klang Road
23. Rajdamnoen Nai Road
24. Rajdamnoen Nok Road
25. Damrongrak Road
26. Bamrung Mueang Road
27. Luang Road
28. Rachinee Road
29. Charoen Krung Road
30. Tri Phet Road
31. Tee Thong Road
32. Phahurat Road
33. Chak Phet Road
34. Worachak Road
35. Chakkrawat Road
36. Yaowarat Road
37. Song Wat Road
38. Samsen Road
39. Ratchasima Road
40. Prachathipatai Road
41. Nakhon Chai Si Road
42. Amnuay Songkhram Road
43. Sukhothai Road
44. Phitsanulok Road
45. Luk Luang Road
46. Wisut Kasat Road
47. Phra Sumen Road

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Work Finally Gets Underway On 31-Storey Office Block At Sukhumvit Soi 7

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JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

Work is finally underway on the plot of land at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 7 after sitting empty for six years.

JLK Holdings from Taiwan, who purchased the 3 rai of land for 2.2 million baht per sq wah in 2019, will develop a 31-storey office block with a lettable area of 35,000 sq m.

JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

When complete JLK Tower will sit in a prime location on Sukhumvit Road offering Grade A offices for rent with internal staircases for double floor tenants.

It will have a direct link to Nana BTS station and lower floor retail units.

Fortune 500 outfit Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, an American commercial real estate service, property management snd maintenance company, will work with JLK Holdings on the project.

JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

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