Do not glue or nail your introduction posters : BMA
The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has banned senatorial candidates in the capital from attaching their introduction posters to trees and electricity poles using glue or nails, its deputy clerk Rattapon Meetanatavorn said on Monday.
Spray painting of promotional messages has also been outlawed, but candidates will be able to "hang" their posters, Rattapon said.
"Candidates for the Senate elec¬tion can hang their posters using ropes but they are not allowed to have them glued, painted or nailed on to trees or electricity poles," he said at a press briefing.
The BMA yesterday held a meeting of its district directors in preparation for the Senate election next Wednesday. A total of 260 candidates are competing for 18 Bangkok seats. The candidates are allowed only to "introduce" them¬selves to potential voters using posters and introduction cards.
Rattapon said city authorities have the right to remove any intro¬duction posters that are found to be in violation of the rules. He asked all candidates to cooperate with the BMA's rules to prevent any conflicts on the issue.
One candidate has already filed a complaint with the Administrative Court against the BMA, which removed his posters from prohibited areas. The case is under consideration, Rattapon said.
Locations that may not be used for hanging posters include pedes¬trian bridges, traffic lights and signs, bus stops, telephone booths and roads around the Grand Palace, Chitralada Palace and the Royal Plaza.