Pattaya police crack down on illegal opening; possible setback for proposed 4am closing for bars and pubs?
Ruk Siam News reported that a large contingent of Pattaya police gathered at 4 am to enforce closing hours in the resort's pubs and clubs.
This followed a morning shooting at the Teng See club in South Pattaya where local figure "Tee Lai Kor Phai" was gunned down apparently after the club should have been closed.
A video showed the force going there at 4 am but found it closed. They then moved onto other entertainment places in Pattaya.
The late night violence may come as a setback to tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn's plans to extend opening hours at tourists sites in Thailand, notes Thaivisa.
He has proposed 4 am closing to stimulate the economy.
But figures like anti-alcohol activist Dr Mohamed Fahmy Tale have slammed the idea saying earlier this week that late opening would only mean one thing.
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