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(From Bangkok Post)
Byline: Sanitsuda Ekachai
Will we succeed in getting the alcohol ads off the tube? The government has twice postponed a cabinet decision, giving rise to concerns that the government might give in to pressure from the alcohol industry.
These concerns have prompted advocacy groups on children's rights and health to threaten to call public rallies to push for the day-time ban on the TV advertising of alcoholic drinks and the use of celebrities in booze ads.
Interestingly, these civic groups fall within Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's definition of ``good NGOs'', NGOs which he would probably never think of being able …