Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

‘Lifeguards at every beach,’ governor tells Pakistan Ambassador

PHUKET: The Governor of Phuket yesterday met with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Thailand and according to a report issued by the Phuket Public Relations Department advised him that there are lifeguards stationed at all Phuket beaches.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 28 June 2018, 04:46PM

Governor Norraphat Plodthong (right) and Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Thailand Asim Iftikhar Ahmad. Photo: PR Dept

Governor Norraphat Plodthong (right) and Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Thailand Asim Iftikhar Ahmad. Photo: PR Dept

However, at last report there were in fact no lifeguards on patrol at Kamala, Layan or Leypang beaches, and only volunteers at Nai Thon and Nai Yang beaches. (See story here.)

At yesterday’s (June 27) meeting between Governor Norraphat Plodthong and Pakistan Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad a number of issues were discussed, including tourists’ safety.

Amb Ahmad advised Governor Norraphat that there a now a growing number of tourists travelling to Phuket from Pakistan and asked how they were being kept safe.

QSI International School Phuket

According to the PR Department report issued yesterday, Governor Norraphat responded that there are a number of security measures in place to ensure all tourists’ safety in Phuket.

Phuket has measures and technologies in place such as the installation of CCTV in high-risk areas, as well as security on beaches which are a big tourist attraction. Lifeguards are stationed at every beach, the PR Department report quotes Gov Norraphat saying to Amb Ahmad.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

KurtTi | 02 July 2018 - 14:23:28

malczx7 is right.They constant lie here.You dont see this in western society.Lie to safe face! They can´t fool us anymore.

Nasa12 | 02 July 2018 - 12:36:47

What a BIG  lying smile.

BenPendejo | 29 June 2018 - 23:12:54

Boy...nothing but a bold-faced lie.  I hope Pakistan gets wind of the BS flying his way, and issues his own travel advisory.  After all the lying and mismanagement of the lifeguard fiasco, I think it would be wise if all countries issued travel advisories to Phuket.  Officials have proven time and time again that they just don't care about anything but the flow of baht.

malczx7r | 29 June 2018 - 18:35:44

I saw a video on youtube from a guy who lived there and he said reasons not to live in Thailand and one was the constant lies, where in our country we think of lying as a no-no, there it's just a constant everyday thing.  The ambassador only needs to go visit a beach to see the lies himself!

Shwe | 29 June 2018 - 05:08:29

tell them what they want to hear, even if it is not true, only 2 lifeguards on Karon beach and could not save a drowning man. Embassies should issue a travel warning for Phuket, that will get the "governors??" attention

RogerDutton | 28 June 2018 - 20:02:24

Pakistan? Bwahaha

Kurt | 28 June 2018 - 18:18:21

Why is the Governor lying about life guards at every beach? It is simply not true!
And that Phuket holy CCTV cam system ( when it works! If they not want evidence they simply say that it didn\'t work) is not preventing anything what governor promised. It is just recording crimes and tourists going down in the beach surf and the rip currents. When Phuket get honest officials what it deserves?

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

... Thousands? Really? And all for free? Wow! My point is, taking care of water quality. Not about ...(Read More)

Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

"It should be a no-go area" Thousands of people like to visit those areas like Bang Wad Da...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: A testament to life

Sure he was a good bloke but most readers wouldn't have known him, one story about his passing i...(Read More)

Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

This water reservoir is for housing water supply, right? Are private people allowed to be there, d...(Read More)

Six healthy movements to loosen your spine

OMG. Your neck in movement 2 looks terrible. Never do it like that! You should keep your neck in lin...(Read More)

Government readies handout of free SIM cards for the poor

The whole 'free internet exercise' confirm in a way that the government expects that the poo...(Read More)

New tax law to see online, bank transfers to be monitored

.... 'My' guests are 'non paying friends'. Arriving Phuket airport they hand over ...(Read More)

Thailand worst in Asean for road deaths

Anyone who has driven on Thai roads already knows this. Driving standards are abysmal, common sense ...(Read More)

Thailand worst in Asean for road deaths

Not surprising. Actually enforcing traffic laws is work! All the paperwork after someone is ticket...(Read More)