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I think most will approve most of his sentiments. There is no need to take nudity (semi or otherwise) away from the beach. Certainly not into restaurants. Ladies can buy wraparounds for approx 200 baht & T-shirts are cheap.
Posted by Logic on April 5, 2014 21:11
There is nothing wrong or illegal about a man riding a motorcycle on a hot or wet day without a t-shirt.
Posted by Somsak Public Relations on April 6, 2014 09:08
You seem to be at odds with Thai culture, Somsak PR. Sadly, tourists also go shopping topless. It's impolite anywhere and shouldn't be encouraged.
On the contrary, Somsak PR. It is technically illegal to drive a vehicle shirtless in Thailand.
Posted by Sam Wilko on April 6, 2014 11:04
I think the Governor has a valid point. Be respectful of your surroundings. Its not appropriate to walk half naked around a Tesco or shopping center. You wouldn't do it in your own country so why would you do it here ?
Posted by Ciaran on April 6, 2014 17:24
Seems like trowing buckets of ice water on passing motorcyclists and ripping their raincoats of them is no problem.
Posted by Sherlock on April 6, 2014 17:57
Thai Culture ,what are you on about . It is the den of eniquity . That is laughable . Thai culture changes every day to suit whoever is making the statement so they can benefit in some way .
Posted by Kenny on April 7, 2014 08:07
Fair comments from the Governor... but sadly, cheap PR as is often so common of civil serveants. There are plenty of topless Thais (men) driving motorbikes around the Island at anytime of the year. There are plenty without helmets too. The attention needs to be drawn to all issues for all people and not target specific "races" when the problem is universal.
Posted by Duncan on April 7, 2014 10:05
Acceptance that Phuket is now an international-Thai island rather than a Thai-international island is slow in coming.
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