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No Beach Butts: Phuket bans smoking, eating on sands

PHUKET: Smoking and eating are now banned on Phuket beaches following a press conference today to clarify the new “no beach chair” rule (story here).

Governor Nisit Jansomwong called the conference following tourists’ protests of police officers asking them to remove their beach chairs from the sands (story here).

“Despite smoking and eating being banned, people will still be able to drink on the beach,” Gov Nisit told the Phuket Gazette.

The governor made the announcement with Navy Region 3 Deputy Commander Narudol Pancharien and Provincial Police Commander Patchara Boonyasit at his side.

“It is time to move forward. We can’t do it alone. We all must work together,” Gov Nisit said.

— Chutharat Plerin

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  1. It makes sense to stop people from antisocial behavior, like littering, but the punishment should fit the crime. 1 years imprisonment and/or a THB 100,000 fine just isn’t reasonable. [Especially when compared with the potential sentencing for far worse crimes].

    People littering should be made to clean up sections of the beach; if this was done Thailand could have the cleanest beaches, at no/low cost to the tax payer.

    This YouTube video does a good job of summarizing the current situation, and this bizarre proposed legislation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrKKByEKuQ8

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  1. It makes sense to stop people from antisocial behavior, like littering, but the punishment should fit the crime. 1 years imprisonment and/or a THB 100,000 fine just isn’t reasonable. [Especially when compared with the potential sentencing for far worse crimes].

    People littering should be made to clean up sections of the beach; if this was done Thailand could have the cleanest beaches, at no/low cost to the tax payer.

    This YouTube video does a good job of summarizing the current situation, and this bizarre proposed legislation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrKKByEKuQ8

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