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Phuket resort owner faces backlash over comments critical of pro-democracy protests

Sep 21. 2020
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The hashtag #แบนศรีพันวา (Ban Sri Panwa) is trending on top on Twitter, after Vorasit Issara, the owner of Sri Panwa resort criticised the pro-democracy protesters.

Vorasit had posted a photo of Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, one of the leaders of the pro-democracy protests, saying, “this...has got to stop. She is not Thai…This one needs to be in prison”.

He also added “arrest this child” about Panusaya.

His opinion spread through Twitter, angering netizens who supported the pro-democracy movement, prompting the hashtag campaign to boycott his resort in Phuket.

The pro-democracy rally held in Bangkok, near Thammasat University and Sanam Luang over the weekend, drew tens of thousands of people from across the country. Panusaya was one of the protesters who gave a political speech.

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