Twenty-two people were arrested, aged between 25 and 60, by police in an unlicensed bar targeting mainly Filipino customers in Central in Hong Kong Island on Friday.
At around 6pm, police officers from the anti-triad squad in Central district raided an apartment on 12-13 Li Yuen Street East and arrested a Hong Kong man surnamed Yeung, 57, for selling and possessing liquor for sale without a license, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Three Indian men, two Filipino men and 16 Filipino women were arrested on suspicion of drinking on an unlicensed premises.
Police officers confiscated 200 bottles of beer valued at approximately HK$4,000 (US$514) and a cash register during the raid, Oriental Daily reported.
Is this really news at all?
Curious as to why you ask such a question!
Point is drinking is not a crime unless in a commercial premises that is unlicensed. Harsh on customers I agree.
Consuming liquors in Hong Kong is not prohibited even in public places but to do it in unlicensed establishments is against the law. Its not an excuse either you go out for fun during days off or something else, the thing is you patronize illegal premises.
So maybe it’s better to raid every week because those bar in ale ale or li yuen street will not get a liquor license because it’s too expensive and those bar are only full during holidays
Illegal is illegal so to speak. Hong Kong has a strict implementation of laws and obviously we as foreign workers should obey as most locals do.
I just comment in behalf of fellow domestic helper but I do abide the law in Hong kong..
Just sorry for those costumers who is just having fun or enjoying their day offs,& of course they dont
Have any idea that the premises is not licensed at all..
anong pong Bar ang Nahuli?
Unfair to the costmers… why? How could they know in the first place if the bar has licence or not… but better stay out of that place than to be jailed..
News like this is intended to deter illegal business activity as to limit the competition with licensed business. Poor man was just trying to make a living by allowing low wage earners have safe place to drink and socialize. No different from a keg party on a college campus
Itanong mo kay kuya…
I think so, as an awareness to people going to unlicensed bars partying.
Ds is unlicensed area…must follow the law we are not in our own country.
The point is do not sale, buy nor drink in unlicensed premises……
Good job HK police. Hopefully one day i cannot see my fellow kababayan walking zigzag,screaming, because they are drunk. They are very young and beautiful. They need some good company. Days off is fun, HK is good for fun but we must have limitations and not giving shame to all Pinoy here.
Lee Soo Young .. what if those drinkers on that premises didn’t Kno that the place was unlicensed
Rowena Dela Cruz Tonggol ignorance to the law is not an excuse…。。cause clearly that the place itself is not a premise to do drinking…sa araw beauty shop pagkagat ng dilim converted to illegal karaoke bar…..talamak yan dito sa alley~alley…. mga pinoy di na Natoto..
Nelie Mendoza matigas pa rin talaga ulo ng iba….. gropo gropo maiingay lalo pag lashing na…wala na sa ayos as if nasa darling bahay nila sa Pinas….warning na yan sa iba na mga suki tuwing holiday….just an observation..
Very obvious ang place na illegal…. you can sense it without asking…matigas Lang talaga ang ulo ng iba…. and that’s what they get..
Jun Baylon ung iba kc ma babae o lalaki magiging wild ung behaviour nila…my iba naglilibang lng talaga pro dun sa ilang bar my mga pinay na masyado na pinababa mga sarili…napupunta din ako sometimes pro most times nag eenjoy lng ako sa music at mag obserba sa behaviour Ng iba…Minsan naiisip ko tuloy maybe ganun na cla nung NASA pinas pa at dala nila hanggng dito…no offense sa iba pro Minsan lampas na iba at medio mababa na tignan pagkatao.
But maybe the raid is also good for others especially those who don’t behave outside maybe it will teach a lesson to some that always spend their free time in those places..I met a fellow helper one time in my friends boarding house,,she always go to the bar not just to have fun but also to ruin herself for going to any guy that will pay her for sex!!I despise women or lady doing that way just to have easy money!
Is this really how stupid you are
Yes. Anything worth informing the public is news.
Say, you go to these type of bars because you didn’t know going to such isn’t legal?
an absolute waste of time
I feel ashamed sometimes, saw some kababayans that they proud what their doings during day off,parang mas masaya pa sila kung nalalasing sila at ang iba sadyang sadya png gawin mg sayaw ng malaswa,tapos nag bud sign pa mnsan,nadadamay yung matitino at may respeto sa sarili,,sana aral na rin sa iba,,puwede nman magawa siguro na mg bar hoping ng tama sa lugar,we have freedom to enjoy but put in respect & abide the law, here in hk,emahe din natin lahat ang ma apektuhan ,,be good if you having good times,mabuhay po ….
I love your love of censorship.
Tama po last sunday nga sa wanchai southorn covered court Alas 7pm na dami na mga lasing eh ang iingay na nila….
They are just drinking right?, but they were also arrested? Is it violation to drink the unlicense liqouor?? Of course you are just a costumer, but i am confuse why they also arrested those costumers? What are their violation there?
Eirol Q. Bisoy
Aiding and abetting illegals in Hong Kong is a crime. Patronizing illegal activities is against the law as one blogger said; Ignorance of the law os not an excuse, its a very simple phrase to answer your questions madam.
Beeeehhh buti nga! Alm ng bawal kc ggwin pa rin mga pasaway
Jun Baylon tma lng tlg hulihin mga manginginom nkkasira tlg ng imahe ng mga filipino abroad lalo mga pasaway bawal is bawal
True incase if i go for fun should i ask for thier lisence first b4 i go in
Let the authorities do their job…
GOOD JOB !
Why don’t they raid Chung king mansion, so many shops are selling liquor n one can even sit there and drink
May this serve as a reminder to fellow Filipinos living/working in HK. If the locals strictly observe and respect the law of Hong Kong, the more we should because we are foreigners and we’re here to make a living for our families back home and not to have some fun, even making a lot of noise and naughtiness especially when employers are out of town during holidays.
Strict law but still this store is standing and selling.. If I am the costumer, thirsty and all. I would grab whatever is convenient. How will I know if it’s illegal or not if the store is anyhow, open to sell. Since these kind of selling is very common anywhere along central, I would grab anything to fill my thirst. Lesson learned, this newsfeed gives me the hint somehow.
Syempre kung walang license walang pangalan, hahaha logic
Nelie Mendoza That’s why Helper prototype with that. Just for a small group doing it…the entire title as Helper ruined. Not happy for that title but can’t help. Just protect our self better
Jovy’s bar un sa ale ale1
This news is bias "targeting mainly Filipinos Customers" it is very bias, it should not be like it….dont be bias,most chinese in the Philippines were Drug Lords and Illegal Gamblers but our media is not bias compared to hongkong
Just follow the law
THAT IS GOOD TO THE FILIPINO WOMAN.AND MEN.THEY KNOW HONGKONG.IS NOT THERE OWN COUNTRY, AND THE FILIPINO WOMAN..THEY KNOW THAT IS IMPOSIBLE TO THEIR WORK AS A DOMESTIC HELPER ONLY HERE IN HONGKONG..SO THAT IS GOOD TO PUT THE GAIL PRISION..
Jun Baylon THAT IS GOOD FOR THEM..
Tripple j daw po
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