Phuket Governor Stands Strong Against Beach Chairs

Governor Nisit Jansomwong speaking at press conference in Phuket on Feb 17, 2015.

(The Phuket Gazette)

PHUKET —  Governor Nisit Jansomwong stood strong in his anti-beach chair campaign today, amid some tourists denouncing Phuket and its beaches following the recent “no beach chair” rule.

“Today, I would like to make it clear. We will continue to strictly enforce the rules prohibiting beach chairs on Phuket sands,” Governor Nisit said.

The governor’s statement flies in the face of Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup’s call yesterday for a compromise following several incidents on Patong Beach this week during which tourists became outraged after police asked them to remove their sun loungers from the sands in compliance with the no-chair policy.

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