Deputy mayor Ronakit Ekasingh chaired the meeting where he said he wanted to see beach business operators to strictly obey the regulations since visitors are still complaining about public area intrusion by the operators.
Ronakit said first time offenders would be given a warning after which they would be fined 500 baht and could face 7 days temporary closure. Repeat offenders may be closed down completely.
Beach vendors take heed of the warnings at city hall
Pattaya City council member Sanit Boonmachai told the members that an investigation showed that some operators were allegedly stacking up their benches to build up a temporary room enough to block the lewd sights from onlookers for some Thai ladies and lady boys to offer sexual services to their customers on Pattaya and Jomtien beaches.
He added that some also set the space up as a gambling hideout at night.
He pleaded that the police should be aware of this kind of behavior as it wasn’t only immoral it was also illegal.