Re: "Litter Bugs" photograph, Thailand, March 11.
The caption to this photograph has Suwan Panunampa, the head of Phu Hin Rong Kia National Park in Phitsanulok, urging tourists not to litter, after park officials collected over 30 kilograms of rubbish.
I invite Khun Suwan to visit Rayong’s Mae Ramphueng Beach, where he could collect 30 tonnes of rubbish in just a three-kilometre stretch of sand.
While he is there he might offer the Khao Laem Ya-Mu Samet National Park officials advice on what to do to stop this disastrous pollution of what should be a jewel in the tourism crown of Thailand, instead of the filthy polluted garbage dump that it is today.
At the moment the said officials seem to be happy just to ignore the problem, although one of their main offices is situated on the Mae Ramphueng beach road and it is impossible for them not to be aware of it, as they must pass this filthy mess every day going to and from their work.