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    Raid in Rawai: Phuket bar crackdown continues

    Raid in Rawai: Phuket bar crackdown continues

    The scene at the Sunshine Bar on Rawai Beach when the security force arrived early this morning.

    The Phuket Provincial Volunteer Security Force lends a hand with the arrests.

    PHUKET: Five popular nightspots in Rawai had some unexpected guests early this morning when a provincial security task force arrived to enforce closing times.

    The crackdown is part of an island-wide effort ordered by the Interior Ministry.

    It follows the December 27 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Deputy Interior Minister Thavorn Senniam and the operators of nightspots in Phuket, who agreed to strictly enforce six regulations.

    Under the terms of the MoU, all nightspots must be legally licensed, prohibit entry to anyone under 20 years of age, observe designated closing times and prohibit drugs, weapons and lewd performances anywhere on their premises.

    Last night’s raid was led by Provincial Administration Group Chief Wigrom Jarki.

    Together with 25 members of the Phuket Provincial Volunteer Security Force, Group Chief Wigrom set out from Chalong Circle in search of violators at 1:30am.

    After a quick stop at a karaoke bar near the circle, they then proceeded south.

    When their 45-minute tour was over, they had the managers of five popular Rawai night venues in custody.

    The suspects were the managers of the Freedom Bar, Nikita’s Restaurant, Sunshine Bar, and Jasmine Bar Asia Bar, as well as the proprietor of the Buppha Karaoke.

    All were taken to Chalong Police statuin to be charged with staying open late and the illegal sale of alcohol.

    The manager of the Buppha Karaoke was also charged for operating without a license.

    Noticeably closed when the team arrived were the popular Laguna and Icon bars, two venues that the Phuket Provincial Office has received repeated complaints about from local residents about noise and failure to observe closing times.

    Despite the seriousness of the situation and the commando-style garb worn by the volunteers, the mood was relaxed during the raids.

    Patrons continued to enjoy their drinks even as the venue owners were being escorted off, in some cases with smiles on their faces.

    Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha said the task force will continue making rounds two or three times a week throughout January.

    “Entertainment venues without special licenses can remain open till midnight. Bars, restaurants and karaoke clubs must close at 1am. Nightclubs can stay open until 2 am.

    “If any operators are caught still breaking the law, they will have to pay a court fine for the first infraction,” Gov Tri said.

    Violators are subject to fines for the first two infractions and closure for an “unlimited” time for a third offense.

    Gov Tri said there were 313 legally licensed entertainment venues on Phuket, but that the actual number of nightspots on the island was over 1,000.

    Regarding a request to allow nightlife venues in Patong to trade legally until 5am, Gov Tri said he had already passed the request along to the Interior Ministry – but had yet to receive a reply.

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    commando-style garb worn by the volunteers, who the fuk do these guys think they are? Action Man get a life for fuk sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    Noticeably closed when the team arrived were the popular Laguna and Icon bars, two venues that the Phuket Provincial Office has received repeated complaints about from local residents about noise and failure to observe closing times.
    At least some of the bars follow the law or was it too early for them to be open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    who the fuk do these guys think they are
    state sponsored militia

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    Noticeably closed when the team arrived were the popular Laguna and Icon bars, two venues that the Phuket Provincial Office has received repeated complaints about from local residents about noise and failure to observe closing times.
    At least some of the bars follow the law or was it too early for them to be open?
    The story goes they opened after 2-30am after Tommy Gun had fuked off

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    so they broke the law and got caught, nice pics though, white shirted lady seems happy enough to be caught out


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    Apparently the got raided again last night

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    Its new year...same every year.

    They went round QP Plaza last night...coz they had FA else to do.

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    Is that gonna effect the bar girlie scene in phuket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porno frank View Post
    Is that gonna effect the bar girlie scene in phuket.
    You're kidding right? Wish it would. Rawaii was a beautiful fishing village only ten years ago with this particular bar, being run by a kateoy or two, being the only trash on the seafront.

    Now the entire area's been taken over by these ho's, their pimps (please don't use the word 'mamasan', it's Japanese and sounds too exotic for what these 'maengda' are) and all the dross, pot bellied old farts and barechested 'roided out lager louts.

    It won't happen as Phuket is now beyond saving. Same the other thread with (again, yawn) jetskis. WELL DON'T HIRE THE BLOODY THINGS THEN!

    It's rampant corruption and 'black money' (laundering) only now. And don't get me started about the tuktuks AGAIN. 400 baht (that's about 8 quid), for a kilometer ride.

    Dump.

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    ^are you a female tamsin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamsin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by porno frank View Post
    Is that gonna effect the bar girlie scene in phuket.
    You're kidding right? Wish it would. Rawaii was a beautiful fishing village only ten years ago with this particular bar, being run by a kateoy or two, being the only trash on the seafront.

    Now the entire area's been taken over by these ho's, their pimps (please don't use the word 'mamasan', it's Japanese and sounds too exotic for what these 'maengda' are) and all the dross, pot bellied old farts and barechested 'roided out lager louts.

    It won't happen as Phuket is now beyond saving. Same the other thread with (again, yawn) jetskis. WELL DON'T HIRE THE BLOODY THINGS THEN!

    It's rampant corruption and 'black money' (laundering) only now. And don't get me started about the tuktuks AGAIN. 400 baht (that's about 8 quid), for a kilometer ride.

    Dump.
    Indeed all that pussy in a place devastated by tuk tuk mafia and therefore impassable is a horrible waste. Let's hope the ladies move to Pattaya with its affordable 10 baht songtaew.

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