Connect with us


MOI to publish pub safety manual

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET CITY: Entertainment venues in 14 provinces around the south of Thailand have been put on notice to ensure they measure up to new government safety regulations or face the consequences.

Addressing a press conference at the Phuket Merlin Hotel on February 13, Deputy Minister of the Interior Thavorn Senniam announced deadlines for entertainment venues around the region to fall into compliance with the new ministerial regulations.

The new measures were not designed to deter investors, he said, but rather to regain people’s confidence and trust in the safety of the venues in question.

An inspection team will be set up to monitor compliance with the regulations, while the ministry will publish an “Entertainment venue inspection manual”, advising owners and operators of entertainment venues on how to meet the new requirements.

The inspection team will pay specific attention to fire safety measures, including the deployment and location of fire extinguishers, fire exits, fire alarms, entrances and exits, and so on.

The team will report its findings directly to the Minister of the Interior.

Deputy Minister Thavorn said the ministry will offer advice and guidelines to the entertainment venues. This will help them to make the necessary improvements and upgrades on time.

Entertainment venues need to work in cooperation with the government to ensure that an accident like the one that occurred at the Santika pub in Bangkok will never happen again, he said.

Once they have regained the trust of the people, their businesses will benefit, he added.

Following an inspection, the owners of entertainment venues would have seven days to carry out the necessary upgrades and improvements demanded by the inspection team. In the event that the changes were not completed within the stipulated seven-day period, the venue would risk having its operating license revoked.

It is not the government’s intention to close down entertainment buildings but simply to check that all venues adhere to the highest standards of safety and security, said the Deputy Minister.

The South of Thailand currently has 974 licensed entertainment venues. Within the region, Phuket tops the list with 345.

The regulations will be printed in the upcoming hard-copy edition of the Gazette.


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand10 hours ago

Thailand News Today | OnlyFans content creators arrested on pornography charges | September 21

Thailand11 hours ago

Soldier allegedly assaults neighbours following horn honking

Thailand12 hours ago

Border agencies instructed to look out for gun smuggling along Myanmar border

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 10,919 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand13 hours ago

Officials clarify Korat police van stopped at the beach after collecting murder suspect

Crime13 hours ago

OnlyFans content creators arrested by Thai police on pornography charges

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand14 hours ago

Comments Galore! feat. Golf | Thaiger Bites | September 21

Cambodia14 hours ago

Scientists study bats in Cambodia to find clues about Covid

News15 hours ago

Update: government official that allegedly stole from fund meant for the disabled spent all the money on gambling

Thailand16 hours ago

Morning Top Stories | Reopening of entertainment venues, Manny Pacquiao for president | September 21 |

World16 hours ago

Flight restrictions to the US to ease in November – US government

Thailand17 hours ago

Bangkok re-opening Criteria, Thai Airways keeps Struggling | Good Morning Thailand | Episode 93

Thailand17 hours ago

Government warns that posting pornographic material is illegal following OnlyFans creator being questioned by police

Indonesia17 hours ago

Bali to re-open for international yachts with fully vaccinated crew, passengers

World18 hours ago

British Airways tests first ever net-zero carbon emissions flight

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand1 week ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11