BANGKOK — Twitter is up in flame on Thursday following a call to close down vacationer islands within the south over the New Yr holidays to offer safety for a gaggle of high-profile guests.
The hashtag #IslandsShutDown seems to be trending on Thai Twitterverse by Thursday afternoon, the place many customers criticize the native authorities for inflicting disruption to the general public. One of many journey delegates later acknowledged the criticism and apologized for the inconvenience.
Nationwide park and marine officers closed off the islands of Bi Da, Pan Yi, and He from holidaymakers on Dec. 29, Dec 31, and Jan. 1, respectively, in keeping with inside memos despatched to authorities businesses in Krabi, Phang Nga, and Phuket provinces.
The memos mentioned Princess Sirivannavari was touring to the islands on a non-public go to. Native officers had been instructed to forestall fishermen and divers from getting into the realm on account of safety considerations.
After backlash made its rounds on social media, a star who accompanied Princess Sirivannavari on her journey mentioned she wasn’t conscious of the protocols adopted by safety officers who guarded these sights.
Writing on her Instagram account, ML Songlak Svasti additionally apologized for the inconvenience, and mentioned she was keen to take heed to suggestions from the general public.
“Our group is just not being idle about this situation, and we sincerely acknowledge the criticism you will have written,” Songlak wrote in reply to one of many critics.