Five karaoke parlours were temporarily closed yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district after night-time breakdowns in security and public order, authorities said.
Yin Kea, Por Senchey district deputy governor, said yesterday that he led a group of authorities to close the parlours after an investigation showed they often caused problems with arguments, fighting and disorder.
“Their activities are affecting our culture because many women stand in front of their shops to attract the men or guests,” he said.
The closed parlours are Sen Alai II KTV, Vichit Thmey KTV, Srey Lomdab KTV, Rasmey Maida KTV and Mean Leap KTV.
Authorities seized equipment such as televisions, microphones and DVD players.
Mr Kea said he would close every karaoke parlour that caused problems, violence and public disorder.
“We will do the same as we did today to other karaoke parlours in our district if they do not follow our advice,” he said.
“We temporarily closed and seized some equipment to warn them.”
He said the owners of the karaoke parlours had to sort out the problems at the district office, while he would check legal procedures before allowing them to open again.