Thai bar owner arrested following Rihanna's tweets

BANGKOK

Officials on the island of Phuket said Monday the bar owner faces charges of obscenity and operating an entertainment venue without a permit.

Local district chief Weera Kerdsirimongkon said the man was arrested Saturday as part of a crackdown on shows featuring naked dancers since Rihanna visited the island last month and posted a string of tweets about what she saw there.

One of the singer's Instagram photos showed her posing with a protected primate, the slow loris, which also led to the arrest of two men.

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