Major General Chonsit was not pleased when the accountant, one of 102 representatives from Phuket City nightlife venues, said he was unable to provide details of what took place at 4.30am on Wednesday in the now-notorious attack.
Two more staff from the pub bar are being sought by police over the assault on Sri panwa resort owner-manager Vorasit ''Wan'' Issara - and one of the staff has already fled Phuket, today's meeting at Phuket City Police Headquarters was told.
Six of the pub's staff have already been charged with attempted murder. Major General Chonsit said that a staff attacker who wielded a tomahawk was under-age - and as a minor, should not have been working at the pub or named in media reports.(Phuketwan obeyed the law.)
As part of an immediate crackdown, all nightlife venues in Phuket City will be obliged to submit the CVs of all staff to police, and to close by 2am. Action is likely to follow all over Phuket.
All venues will be obliged to make sure their staff are not keeping weapons or drugs on their person or on the premises, and to ensure none of their employees are underage.
All Phuket venues are to be obliged to submit copies of the CVs of all of their staff immediately to local police stations, within seven days, and CVs of new staff will have to be presented from now on within seven days.
''We also want owners and managers to take responsibility for people who have too much to drink,'' Major General Chonsit said. ''People who are drunk should not be allowed entry.''
While all venues on Phuket will have to submit the CVs of all staff to local police stations, Major General Chonsit said that as Phuket Commander, he would check personally, without consulting Superintendents, to make sure laws were being obeyed.
Instructions for action after Wednesday morning's incident had come direct from Bangkok, said the commander, who took charge on Phuket just before New Year.
He was at pains, though, to make the point more than once that he would have acted to bring venues under control even if the people involved had not been famous and influential.
As well as being closed for 90 days on the orders of Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, the Rassada Pub has been fined 5000 baht for staying open beyond the island-wide 2am closing time.
It's no secret that many venues on Phuket stay open well beyond the official closing time - often with the knowledge of local police.
Boonsak Nawait, manager of the Pink Lady karaoke bar chain in Phuket City, told today's meeting that venues in the island's capital were already feeling the effects of Wednesday's vicious assault.
''People are not going out late,'' he said. ''In 10 years, we've never before had a problem of this kind in Phuket City.''
Earlier today, greeting two new vice governors, Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha said that the incident had done severe damage to Phuket's reputation.
It was fortunate that Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner - who was with Khun Wan at the time - had not been injured, or much greater damage would have been done around the world.