MFA advises Singaporeans in Thailand to avoid political gatherings during Sunday's constitutional referendum

A Thai Election Commission's official casts an example ballot, promoting the referendum on a new constitution at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 4, 2016.
A Thai Election Commission's official casts an example ballot, promoting the referendum on a new constitution at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 4, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans in Thailand should avoid political gatherings as the country conducts a referendum on its constitution on Sunday (Aug 7), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

In a travel notice on Friday night (Aug 5), the ministry also said that Singaporeans should stay away from polling stations and follow the advice of local authorities.

Thais will head to the ballot box for the first time since the military seized power from a caretaker government in 2014.

 
 

If voters accept the country's draft 20th Constitution, it will replace the one scrapped after the coup and pave the way for a general election in 2017.

Singaporeans who need urgent consular assistance can contact the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok at:

129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120

Tel: +66-(2) 348-6700

Duty phone: +66-(81) 844-3580

Fax: +66-(2) 348-6701

Email: singemb_bkk@mfa.sg

or the 24-hour MFA duty office at:

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855

Fax: 6476-7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg