SOON after Bangkok governor election ended last evening (May 22) the campaign posters of the winner Chadchart Sittipunt quickly disappeared from all corners of Bangkok with people taking them to stitch into bags or use as aprons, Sanook.com and TV Channel 7 said.
Chadchart had posted a message about his campaign posters, made of vinyl with perforation at the edges for stitching, on Facebook early March explaining that his team, Friends of Chadchart, had designed them so that they could be recycled after the election and turned into bags or aprons. This idea is from the Kraikax group that tried it out during the 2019 general election.
Posts have already appeared on social media either offering to sell the Chadchart poster bags or asking to buy them.
However the new governor’s team later urged people to return these posters to their office at Mint Tower building on Banthat Thong road, Pathumwan district, for fear that they could be charged with theft or a complaint be filed against Chadchart.
Bangkok governor election winner Chadchart Sittipunt’s campaign posters that can be turned into bags. Photos: Matichon