While a crackdown on smoking is underway within the Philippines, it has been reported in Thailand that three waitresses have been arrested for “promoting” ingesting.
The ladies — Janjira Jansaka, Nantida Poonyamanoj and Nantarika Pueakkleang — broadcast a stay social media video dressed as [email protected] French Maids, by which they promoted a two-for-one provide on beer.
They urged (presumably male) drinkers to go to them at the Balcony Bar and Eatery in Saraburi province to benefit from the provide on Leo beer.
But officers pounced on the barmaids final Sunday (July 30) and hauled the tearful ladies to a police station.
They had been arrested and launched on bail whereas police officers (presmably male) proceed to carefully examine the clip to see if it contravenes the nation’s draconian Alcohol Control Act, which bans the promotion of ingesting alcohol.
A press release from Sarburi police station mentioned: “The three ladies had been arrested as a result of they wore improper garments and tried to promote alcohol.
“They advertised that there was a promotion for customers to visit the bar and drink there before 9pm where they buy one bottle of Leo and get one free.”
Janjira Jansaka admitted the offence and was charged whereas the opposite two had been launched pending additional investigation.
The ladies, all of their early twenties, are considered the primary individuals arrested since a recent crackdown on selling alcohol was launched final month.
While the legislation has been in place since 2008, it was not extensively enforced till the present army junta started to tighten its grip on the nation.
It has additionally introduced its intention to reign within the widespread [email protected] business.
The renewed campaign in opposition to selling alcohol was launched final month after 4 in style celebrities had been investigated over social media footage of them ingesting.
Samarn Futrakul, the pinnacle of the federal government’s alcohol management board, ordered officers to watch social media for celebrities and companies selling alcohol — together with by posting footage of drinks.
Speaking final month, police spokesman Weerachai Songmetta mentioned: “Famous persons are utilizing social media to advertise alcohol.
“They should remove their posts before action is taken against them. The law is being tightened due to social media being used to encourage people to drink.”
Samarn Futrakul, boss of the alcohol management board, has threatened to prosecute unusual members of the general public who shared footage of alcohol on social media.
He mentioned: “The law does not allow traditional advertising or anyone who encourages people indirectly to drink alcohol. This includes members of the public who are subject to the same laws.”
The vaguely outlined 2008 legislation bans individuals from promoting alcoholic drinks or from displaying the names and logos of alcoholic drinks to advertise them.
Offenders resist one yr in jail or a most nice of 500,000 Thai baht — about 750,000 pesos or $15,000.