Thai entertainment industry wants clear guidelines for concerts

BANGKOK -Musical artists and other people working in the entertainment industry have submitted a petition to the Thai government this week asking for crystal clear guidelines on organizing concerts as the COVID-19 situation subsides.

The Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Administration of the House of Representatives, Aree Krainara, received the petition from the Entertainment Network Confederation of Thailand. The committee was asked to invite the Ministry of the Interior to a meeting to discuss guidelines to apply to organizing concerts nationwide.

This follows several incidents of concerts being held, including one major incident in the South of Thailand, that were too crowded in the eyes of authorities. The entertainment industry has also complained that standards on what a concert can and cannot do seem to vary widely province to province. Many artists would like to put on concerts and festivals again but fear upsetting authorities or being fined if they break the rules, which are unclear.

The guidelines will help organizers maintain the same standards at every concert after COVID-19 . The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has allowed the resumption of business and activities, including concerts to help stimulate the economy. However, as discussed above, the guidelines for concerts are unclear according to the entertainment industry which is why almost no major concerts have taken place.

Source: Thai National News Bureau

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