Pattaya Pub ClosedPublic authorities together with police and army officers have raided 5 Pattaya pubs and closed one for 5 years after they found it had violated a command of the NCPO’S order.
PATTAYA – July 30,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 10.00 p.m., Mr. Chakhon Kanjanawatta (Banglamung sheriff, Chon Buri province), Mr. Praphan Prathumchum (Deputy District Chief of Security Division), Pol.Lt.Col. Sunan Buasing (Inspector of Pattaya city police station), Lieutenant Winai Duangthong (Assistant Head of Area Operation Team), the 14th Military Circle, Nawamintharachinee Camp, and Mrs. Suree Srisuk (Excise official of Chon Buri 2 Area) had mobilized forces of army officers, sub district headmen, village headmen, public authorities and police team to inspect entertainment spots that were complained about via an official website.
Upon inspecting the Dance Fever Pattaya pub then the officials found that the music was being played too loud and they found 26 bottles of Red Label and 11 bottles of Black Label which didn’t have revenue stamps on hidden in a storeroom. Therefore, the officials kept them for evidence and detained Mr. Thawatchai Somchit, aged 31, and Mr. Thaksin Phusee, aged 37, who were the pub managers.
At 12.30 a.m. on the same night, the officials inspected the Face Club pub, south Pattaya, where they found over 100 male and female teenagers drinking alcohol. They attempted to ran away but they were all arrested.
There were 6 people who were over 20 years old and they also found 4-5 male and female teenagers who were only 14 years old. Mr Saksri Phaniphakphanit who was in charge of the pub was also detained for further prosecution.
For the Face Club pub, south Pattaya, that has violated the NCPO’s order is now facing a 5 year closure notice due to section 44 of the NCPO’S order and is the first entertainment spot in the eastern part of Thailand to be closed under section 44. Also if there are any other entertainment spots that still violate the NCPO’s command then they will face the same legal action.