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‘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.

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.



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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?

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