Alcohol Ads Banned on Buddhist Holy Days

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Alcohol Ads Banned on Buddhist Holy Days

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May 3, 2019
Ministry bans alcohol ads during Buddhist holidays

The Ministry of Information has issued a letter to all media company owners to postpone the airing of alcohol advertisements during Visak Bochea Day in May and Meak Bochea Day in February.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said in the letter issued on Tuesday that both holidays are religious, and therefore all broadcasts of alcoholic advertisements should be suspended.

“To promote Buddhism as the national religion, which most Cambodians adhere to, […] all media owners must please suspend the broadcast of alcoholic advertisements during Visak Bochea Day and Meak Bochea Day,” Mr Kanharith said.

Additionally, he said in a letter addressed to the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts to inform producers of alcoholic products to implement warning labels on their goods, such as “don’t drink and drive”, in order to remind consumers to drink responsibly.
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Cambodia may examine the possibility of alcohol warnings \
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(Phnom Penh Post/ANN) — Cambodia's Ministry of Information has written to Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh requesting he examines the possibility of placing warnings on bottles and cans of alcoholic beverages, while it has also prohibited the advertising of alcohol on national holidays.

On April 25, a Ministry of Information delegation met with the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations to discuss the impact of advertising on alcohol consumption, saying it is harmful to health and causes traffic accidents, contributed to damaging property and had claimed lives.

The subsequent letter, dated April 30 and signed by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith, said in order to reduce the negative impact of alcohol consumption and save lives, the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations requests the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft collaborate with all stakeholders to require the placing of a “Do not drink and drive” warning on alcoholic beverages.
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Now this is how you curtail alcohol use on holidays!

Yeah, looking at you Thailand.
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How about "do not drink and shoot" warnings.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 2:31 pm May 3, 2019
Ministry bans alcohol ads during Buddhist holidays

The Ministry of Information has issued a letter to all media company owners to postpone the airing of alcohol advertisements during Visak Bochea Day in May and Meak Bochea Day in February.

Remind me again somewhere in January 2020.
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Perhaps someone could remind me on the 19th of May that alcohol exists as I will likely have forgotten about it after a day of no advertisements. Once I didnt see a trojans advert for a day, forgot about condoms and ended up with three children and a wife.
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