Chonburi district clamps down on unruly Ninja Night Market

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Vendors at the Ninja Night Market in Chonburi’s Muang District were told they need to properly register and get permission to set up shop if they hope to continue their business.

Muang District Chief Sirat Prasopnate, Samet Sub-district Mayor Yuttana Supaporn and local police met with local village chiefs and market vendors at Chonburi City Hall Aug. 23 to discuss a string of grievances submitted against Ninja sellers via the province’s complaint center.

Vendors complained they are being hounded by locals and accused of usurping public property. But they found no sympathy with Chonburi officials who said the popular night market on Soi Nartmontacevee 3 is out of control.

Complaint center head Tarin Nuanchawee told the vendors they need to compile of a list of all the market sellers, complete with full names and copies of their home registration documents.

They also are now required to obtain written permission from the home or business owners on whose property they’ve set up their stands.

Finally, everyone must submit that permission slip with an official letter to the district, which will then issue a permit to sell at the night market.