BANGKOK� Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has urged relevant officials to tighten regulations on alcohol sales near educational institutions, saying all illegal businesses must be prosecuted, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
It quoted Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, as saying that the government has received a number of complaints from the public and saw news coverage of illegitimate businesses involved in selling liquor near educational institutions, despite the authorities imposing a ban.
Lt Gen Sansern referred to Saturday’s raid on a popular pub operating near Kasetsart University’s Kamphaeng Saen Campus.
The officers found some of the pub-goers, mostly university students, had no ID cards and some were tested positive for drug use. The pub also runs the business without permission, so it will be ordered to shut within 30 days.
The spokesperson said the prime minister called for stricter regulations and urged officials to take legal actions against law violators.
The public were also asked to keep an eye on any illegitimate businesses and notify local officers of their locations immediately.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK