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French musicians with no work permit/illegal party busted at Koh Samui "Hippie Festival"

 

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Bo Phut police and military officers descended on a restaurant on Lamai Beach that had organized an illegal drinks and music party. 

 

Kannika Thongreuang, 48, identified herself as the manageress and was charged with selling alcohol out of hours.

 

Two bottles of beer and a couple of bills were taken in evidence. 

 

Four French musicians - some pictured on the Bo Phut police website - were arrested for illegal work without a permit. 

 

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One was playing drums, another on sax, a third on bass and another playing guitar. They were singing too. They were taken away to Bo Phut police station.

 

The party was attended by 100 Thais and foreigners and a sign on the police page read "Hippie Festival Samui". 

 

All IDs and passports of attendees were checked during the raid yesterday. 

 

Complaints had been received about an illegal party. 

 

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23 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Two bottles of beer and a couple of bills were taken in evidence. 

 

Four French musicians - some pictured on the Bo Phut police website - were arrested for illegal work without a permit.

 

One was playing drums, another on sax, a third on bass and another playing guitar. They were singing too. They were taken away to Bo Phut police station.

2 bottles and some bills. That´s a really good days work for the police.

Oh, by the way, they nabbed 4 musicians too. I have always told them to keep low key. Do NOT sing!

 

Anyway, I am happy to hear that they did not have some one playing with an organ on the scene. The most vulgar instrument a musician can play with.

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4 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

I have always told them to keep low key. Do NOT sing!

 

I saw a (non Thai) graffiti artist one time in BKK. I just casually asked, as he was painting in an exposed spot, if the had a work permit. I got a blank stare. 

 

Doesn't matter how much they are told. They are too cool to worry about actual laws.

 

That being said there are western musicians who jam in bars in Bangkok. Even used to be western bands. As long as local bill knows and is paid, all is OK. 

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Just now, VocalNeal said:

 

I saw a (non Thai) graffiti artist one time in BKK. I just casually asked, as he was painting in an exposed spot, if the had a work permit. I got a blank stare. 

 

Doesn't matter how much they are told. They are too cool to worry about actual laws.

 

That being said there are western musicians who jam in bars in Bangkok. Even used to be western bands. As long as local bill knows and is paid, all is OK. At the very least the local bill warns of an imminent raid and...

 

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2 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

 

I saw a (non Thai) graffiti artist one time in BKK. I just casually asked, as he was painting in an exposed spot, if the had a work permit. I got a blank stare. 

 

Doesn't matter how much they are told. They are too cool to worry about actual laws.

 

That being said there are western musicians who jam in bars in Bangkok. Even used to be western bands. As long as local bill knows and is paid, all is OK. 

Thanks Neal! You seem to have a very serious Saturday. I guess, if you read my post again, you might realize that all was a big joke. If not, wait until Sunday.

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3 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Thanks Neal! You seem to have a very serious Saturday. I guess, if you read my post again, you might realize that all was a big joke. If not, wait until Sunday.

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious”
 Peter Ustinov

 

If you post was funny I would have laughed.

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It says serving alcohol out of hours, which hours are them? I can see the sun shinning in the background of the photo, must be them hours 2 pm till 5 pm ones I thought only 7/11 bothered with them

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We all welcome the tourist back to Thailand... But be prepared that everything here is illegal. Labour department only give workpermits for jobs Thais can't do and Thais can do everything so.. come to Thailand stay in your hotel and eat in a restaurant and please go home again.. or better  Stay away

 

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49 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Anyway, I am happy to hear that they did not have some one playing with an organ on the scene. The most vulgar instrument a musician can play with.

My organs have now turned into baguettes

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The nasty, mean spirited, tripe continues. Reminds one of the pair who were arrested, property confiscated, expelled, for fondling a sea cucumber on facebook. You should ask yourself about the long term viability of living here. If you have options, you should be getting information on other potential places you can move/live. They were doing this before the pandemic and obviously this will continue.

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36 minutes ago, Sametboy2019 said:

https://youtu.be/eFgXnr90gLc

 

Like these clowns. 


depends... there are exceptions for digital nomads where no work permit seems to be required, but Thailand being Thailand, it depends probably mainly on the local Immigration Offices' interpretation of the law. 

👮‍♀️🤷👮‍♀️

https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/thailand-digital-nomad-visa-and-work-permit

 

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1 hour ago, Sametboy2019 said:

https://youtu.be/eFgXnr90gLc

 

Like these clowns. 

They are not clowns – if they were that (clowns), they would be attending Samui Circus School (yes, there is a such) – they are digital nomads working abroad; they can work from everywhere with an acceptable fast Internet connection, however most of them would keep a low profile, and officially they live from their foreign savings...😉

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1 minute ago, spiekerjozef said:

A bad day for the croissants.


Not sure how many of them were really French, as what is in the media is often inaccurate and partly or entirely wrong.

One of the arrested musicians is an acquaintance of mine and he is definitely not French. I knew that he was going to this event and I recognized him in the blurred first image of the posting. I haven't talked to him but asked a friend if it was the musician I had in mind and he confirmed. That much for croissants. 🥐

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Blooming Hènry!!! "They were singing too"???

OMG, what was the song? 

So,if we go to a restaurant booked for ourselves to play music and sing is ILLEGAL IN BOPHUT  or in Siam in general?🙈🤔🤔

FIRE🔥🔥am listening to that song now ,terrified, just in case I get accused of ....🔥

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3 minutes ago, Aeiou7 said:


Not sure how many of them were really French, as what is in the media is often inaccurate and partly or entirely wrong.

One of the arrested musicians is an acquaintance of mine and he is definitely not French. I knew that he was going to this event and I recognized him in the blurred first image of the posting. I haven't talked to him but asked a friend if it was the musician I had in mind and he confirmed. That much for croissants. 🥐

""That much for croissants.."" and for his jumping attack of French as well

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2 hours ago, Dcheech said:

You should ask yourself about the long term viability of living here.

 

2 hours ago, Dcheech said:

The nasty, mean spirited, tripe continues. Reminds one of the pair who were arrested, property confiscated, expelled, for fondling a sea cucumber on facebook. You should ask yourself about the long term viability of living here. If you have options, you should be getting information on other potential places you can move/live. They were doing this before the pandemic and obviously this will continue.

You should ask yourself about the long term viability of living here.

Everyone should ask themselves about the viability of living here legally...and behaving legally.

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3 hours ago, ikke1959 said:

We all welcome the tourist back to Thailand... But be prepared that everything here is illegal. Labour department only give workpermits for jobs Thais can't do and Thais can do everything so.. come to Thailand stay in your hotel and eat in a restaurant and please go home again.. or better  Stay away

 

Too wordy.

it’s always been.

 

‘Welcome to Thailand!

Now leave your money and go home!’

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