Bangkok Post

Students call for alcohol sales ban


University students from the Youth Network Against New Drinkers yesterday called for a ban on alcohol sales near academic institutio­ns.

Teerapat Kahawong, co-leader of the network, submitted a petition to Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng, via his adviser Thanesh Charoenmua­ng, urging the minister to make universiti­es alcohol-free.

He said many shops and pubs located near campuses are selling alcohol to students under the legal drinking age.

The students also handed over a video showing alcohol allegedly being sold to underage students.

They demanded the ministry ban the sale of alcohol within 300 metres of an academic institutio­n. ‘‘The sale of alcohol around college areas has become widespread and causes many problems such as accidents and crimes,’’ Mr Teerapat said.

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