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The first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Padipat Suntiphad

The first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives was fined 50,000 baht for posting a photo on his social media page in which he holds a craft beer can.

Officials from the Phitsanulok provincial health department stated that Padipat Suntiphad violated Article 32 of the Alcohol Control Act, which prohibits advertising or displaying (directly or indirectly) alcohol or encouraging others to consume alcohol.

Violation of the law is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year or a fine ranging from 50,000 to 500,000 baht, or both.

Padipat admitted his guilt and paid the fine.

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