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Phuket beach banishment drama – hotel within their rights, say district officials

District officials and the hotel at the center of a controversy have explained the situation after it appeared a tourist was being banished from the beach in Phuket.

An altercation on the Phuket beach had resulted in a video that was posted by Aziz Yotharak on Facebook that promised to damage tourism at the southern Thai island.

On Sunday governor of Phuket Noraphat Plotthong ordered his minions in to investigate. Thalang district chief Kongtho-adul Chuthong and the local kamnan spoke to the management at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and discovered that the stretch of beach in question is indeed owned by the hotel.

The hotel said that they were not banishing the tourists concerned from the beach – just asking them to move on to another section as theirs is private.

Thai VisaThai Rath

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