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Minister of Tourism follows up on Phoenix boat tragedy

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism.”

 

The Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, flew down from Bangkok to follow up on the PR mop-up following the Phoenix boat disaster. He spoke to the media at the Phuket Yacht Control Centre (PYCC) at Chalong Bay.

 

Khun Weerasak says, “We have to be careful when presenting news about the process of finding causes of the Phoenix boat capsize. The investigation has not yet concluded or reported on causes of the incident yet.”

 

“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism. Government offices or officials, not involved directly in providing information must report directly to Minister of Tourism and Sports only.”

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/minister-of-tourism-follows-up-on-phoenix-boat-tragedy

 
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2 minutes ago, webfact said:

“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism.

For <deleted> sake, nearly fifty people lost their lives, and you are still rabbiting on about tourism !

Get your priorities right.

  

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Well it's a little late for that I think,  since the disaster every man and his dog has made bold public statements of blame or new plans on safety for marine tourism. Do they still have statements that need to be vetted by the ministers department?

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Pathetic comment from a pathetic man, we have to be careful about news which might affect tourism.:cheesy:

Many people lost their lives dipstick, does that not matter?

Maybe to clowns like you it doesnt, but to the families of those that died it does.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

We have to be careful when presenting news about the process of finding causes of the Phoenix boat capsize.

But it doesn't stop the Minister himself from making cold-hearted press statements about how the numbers for Chinese tourists are down because of the tragedy.

To quote this hypocritical and insensitive individual:

 

"The Ministry of Tourism and Sports said last week it had revised down its forecast for the number of Chinese arrivals for July to December by nearly 670,000, to 5.1 million, but insisted that Thailand would still achieve its target of 11 million Chinese tourists in 2018".

 

They should bring back the previous Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul. At least she showed some humanity and provided constant entertainment with all her endless variety of tourism hubs. 

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Just now, webfact said:

“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism. Government offices or officials, not involved directly in providing information must report directly to Minister of Tourism and Sports only.”

Note to non-official news outlets:  "Don't rock the boat!!!"

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Phuket pushes to splash B508mn on marine safety

By The Phuket News

 

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Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat (left) speaks to the press at Chalong Pier yesterday (Aug 19), as Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong (2nd from left) looks on. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong will request a budget of more than half a billion baht from the national government to splash out on improving marine safety.

 

Governor Norraphat explained his plans, to Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat at the Phuket Yacht Control Centre at Chalong Pier yesterday afternoon (Aug 19).

 

The move to request the stunningly huge budget comes in the wake of the Phoenix tour boat disaster, which capsized and sank on July 5, killing 47 Chinese tourists.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-pushes-to-splash-b508mn-on-marine-safety-68312.php#wLa27EHI7Pqruc8P.99

 
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Improvements in safety,and more money found to spend on

protecting tourists,always seems to come After the fact,when

the horse has left the stable, dont spend on any improvements

before,fingers crossed it may never happen.

regards worgeordie

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Th 500 million for marine safety.....well, what's left after the "officials' grab their share of this cash, there'll likely be about Tb200m remaining.....which will then go to committees.....and of course, uniforms.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism.”

What a dumb thing to say.  Blaming the news for your government's ineptness.  The junta government just keeps setting appallingly low standards. 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong will request a budget of more than half a billion baht from the national government to splash out on improving marine safety.

 

Splash out??  Too soon?

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500 million baht is that all 47 lives are worth, if they had spent that much 20 years ago none of this would have happened. What about it Mr Piniocchio all of a sudden the cat got your tongue? you and the Junta were quick to blame the Chinese now all of a sudden you can find 500million for safety checks me thinks your conscience got to you.

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20 hours ago, colinneil said:

Pathetic comment from a pathetic man, we have to be careful about news which might affect tourism.:cheesy:

Many people lost their lives dipstick, does that not matter?

Maybe to clowns like you it doesnt, but to the families of those that died it does.

I dont think it matters much. Just look how many chinese are back in phuket. The pheonix could be like a memorial attraction. I bet they considered it.

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