Police clampdown on Hua Hin bars with big screen TV

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Police clampdown on Hua Hin bars with big screen TV

Post by richard » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:38 pm

I've heard from more than three reliable sources that MIB were out and about down Binta and soi 80 demanding fines of 20 to 30k in fines on at least 15 bars showing football on big screen TV's. So much for attracting tourism :banghead:

My friend in soi 80 escaped the raid as his restaurant was shut

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Post by Felipesed » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:49 pm

If they are showing football then good job!

Sordid business exploiting players of limited intelligence, little talent and supporters lacking in the ability to discriminate between a silly children's playground game and a proper sport!

If bars were to show motorcycle racing or hurling that would be different!

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Post by usual suspect » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:19 pm

A few evenings ago Mrs U.S. & myself were passing by the police station on our m/bike & there was a heated discussion going on between bar-owners, mamasans & the MiB in front of the station building..when I asked the Mrs what it was all about she indeed told me that many bars had been hit with a 20-30k fine without any prior warnings of wrong-doing!
One thinks it all about timing (as ever) rule of thumb dictates the bigger bars are the ones with big screens..big bars may be more likely to afford being stung with a fine, & at this stage in the season they should all have funds.
Watch out for any future threads regarding MiB raids/fines due to having the 'wrong' misic licences...again!
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Post by oakdale160 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:57 pm

I don't understand . Is there a law about how big a bars TV screen can be???

Of course I understand that the object is purely to extract money.

If it is something that farang enjoy, better stop it or even more of the white faced guys will come.

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Post by JamesWest » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:08 pm

it was interesting to watch last night from a distance.

body language was that of a person who owns the business checking on their employees.

very arrogant and swaggering.
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Post by JimmyGreaves » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:39 pm

oakdale160 wrote:I don't understand . Is there a law about how big a bars TV screen can be???

Of course I understand that the object is purely to extract money.

If it is something that farang enjoy, better stop it or even more of the white faced guys will come.
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Post by adammike » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:17 pm

I guess the new by-pass will be needed all those tourists driving right past Hua Hin.

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Post by snake » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:05 pm

richard wrote:I've heard from more than three reliable sources that MIB were out and about down Binta and soi 80 demanding fines of 20 to 30k in fines on at least 15 bars showing football on big screen TV's. So much for attracting tourism :banghead:

My friend in soi 80 escaped the raid as his restaurant was shut

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I have been in HH every year the last 15 years, and I think it's just another word for blackmail.
I usually arrive one of the last days i Feb. and you must be blind if you haven't noticed the MIB activity around
the end and beginning of a month.
Last year at lunchtime I was sitting in a bar a quiet place near a gaybar.In the bar there was a couple of BG's taking care of me with cool tissues and they tried to offer me "massage" upstairs while I was talking together with the owner.
Suddenly 2 MIB stopped their motorbikes, went inside and sat down enjoying a coffee and a coke. Then the owner said to me, look at these policemen, before 5 min. one of them will go to toilet and take a package of TBH I have placed behind the cistern and after that they go. She was exactly rigth. She wouldn't tell me how much in the package but said, it's more than 10K and lesser than 30 K - and it happens everywhere

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Post by HHTel » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:34 pm

The MIB got the records from CTH showing who had a private licence and who had a public licence for viewing. The MIB have used this info to extract money. They came into a friend's bar also. He immediately took their photograph and they left as quickly as they came.
My take on this is that if you have a bar and are being hassled needlessly by the police, take a pic and send it to the Prime Minister's office.

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Post by Jose » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:31 pm

I was under the impression that with the public license cost it is based on screen size.

I think its around 2000 per month if your screen is under 28"

Anything over 50" attracts a premium payment, also a longer contract.

I did have English page on their website that explained.

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Post by HHTel » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:56 am

Jose wrote:I was under the impression that with the public license cost it is based on screen size.

I think its around 2000 per month if your screen is under 28"

Anything over 50" attracts a premium payment, also a longer contract.

I did have English page on their website that explained.
As far as I know, the contract is with the media supplier who can take you to task if you only have a private license, not the MIB!

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Post by peteytray » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:18 pm

Attention Admin.

Can I get access to the adult themes forum please?

There are elements that I seek info on in Hua Hin prior to our visit in March that I feel are not appropriate for the other forums.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:48 pm

peteytray wrote:Attention Admin.

Can I get access to the adult themes forum please?

There are elements that I seek info on in Hua Hin prior to our visit in March that I feel are not appropriate for the other forums.

Thanks in advance.
Once you've made 10 posts you automatically get access - I'm sure it's clearly mentioned in the introduction that I'm sure you've read?

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Post by peteytray » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:42 pm

Thanks Dannie Boy - it says 10 relevant posts - which i doubt I had 10 relevant )to that topic) to make but if it's just 10 - then that'll be fine...thanks for your help.

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Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:54 pm

peteytray wrote:Thanks Dannie Boy - it says 10 relevant posts - which i doubt I had 10 relevant )to that topic) to make but if it's just 10 - then that'll be fine...thanks for your help.
Well you're on 11 posts now so you should have access - be prepared to be underwhelmed!!

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