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Offline thaiga

Asiatique fined THB460,000 for beer images

A new sudsy salvo in the war on booze opened with a Japanese restaurant at a popular riverside mall in hot water over some seductive images of foamy head printed in its menu.

Kacha Kacha Japanese restaurant at Asiatique was ordered to pay a THB460,000 fine for printing images of the beer it sells there after authorities deemed it a violation of the Alcohol Control Act.

A restaurant executive who goes by “Ozawa Curry” on Facebook, shared the court ruling against his restaurant on Wednesday as a warning to other business owners.

For showing glasses of beer in its menu – images near ubiquitous at venues throughout the nation – the restaurant was cumulatively fined THB2,000 per day by Office of Alcohol Control Committee from a period beginning July 30, 2014, through March 6 – a total of 220 days.

In line with signals late last year the strictest alcohol regulations would be enforced, the restaurant was fined another THB20,000 for showing brand logos.

Ozawa said the officers visited his restaurant Dec. 30, 2013, and asked to see its alcohol license before taking photos of the menu and leaving. Seven months later, the restaurant was notified by police it was violating the law.

Ozawa said the case is being appealed.

bangkok.coconuts.co
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Offline takeitor

Re: a warning to farang expatriates who own restaurants and bars
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 09:54:28 PM »
So just about every bar, restaurant and roadside stall can now be fined a ridiculous amount for showing a beer logo without an image of people meditating...seriously, look at the original article on Coconuts!

The quantity of unenforcable / very occasionally enforced (if you happen to p**s off the wrong person) laws continues to rise.  ()
 

Offline thaiga

Re: a warning to farang expatriates who own restaurants and bars
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 11:40:35 PM »
ooh! the powers of karma :o

Asiatique public relations disaster?
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Offline dawn

Re: a warning to farang expatriates who own restaurants and bars
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 12:26:50 PM »
it states in the post below.               

http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2014/08/27/booze-ban-health-officials-claim-radical-new-limits-alcohol-sale-consumption

Advertisements must consist of a health warning, a photo of people engaged in morally upright activities such as meditation, with a small corner reserved for a brand's logo. (See below).
'Beer girls' are banned
No promotions such as happy hours, free mixers
No drinking after midnight in bars, restaurants.
No logos on glasses, ashtrays, staff T-shirts or other items.
No sales to anyone under 20.

so what about pattaya pattaya  :spin
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Offline thaiga

Re: a warning to farang expatriates who own restaurants and bars
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 05:50:55 PM »
A bit more from phuketgazette Titty twister sounds painfull

Phuket health officials to crack open alcohol promotion laws, case by case



PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) has confirmed that it will not take action against restaurant and bar owners for showing images promoting alcohol – unless a specific complaint is made against the venue.

The news follows a report of a restaurant owner in Bangkok being sentenced to pay 460,000 baht for breaking the Alcohol Control Act of 2014.

The venue operator was found guilty of showing pictures of beer bottles and glasses with beer and liquor brands for 220 days, from July 30 to March 6

“By law, there must be no photos of alcoholic drinks on any menus,” confirmed Dr Prapa Nakara, director of the PPHO Non-communicable Diseases division, who directly heads the enforcement of alcohol-related regulations on the island.

“Drink names and prices are allowed, but no pictures or promotions that encourage people to drink.”
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