Gambia, Thai in war on ‘sex tourism’ status
“Good guys go to heaven, bad guys go to Pattaya” are the words etched in the hearts of many when they hear about Pattaya, the much-famed tourist destination in Thailand. But, Gen Prayukt, the Prime Minister of the country is all set to change the image of Thailand from the globetrotters. It’s high time Thailand looks for quality travellers than the quantity.
“We have to accept that some people make a living from this kind of occupation. Therefore, we have to help solve the problems both in the careers and income of these people. More importantly, we have to help solve the problems both in the careers and income of these people. More importantly, we have to look into whether these people are happy to change their occupation or not, said the PM.
“Some people decide to work in the sex business as they follow the fashion of buying luxury goods. When anyone says anything bad about us, we have to comply and use the laws to solve the problems. Everything must improve. We have to help make Pattaya and other tourism areas quality tourist attractions and free of sex tourism,” Gen Prayukt said.
Recently Boris Johnson while speaking at the Brexit irked with his remarks on British tourists going to Thailand for sex, a statement which prompted wide criticism. “As I have just discovered we have more than a million who go to Thailand every year, where according to our superb consular services they get up to the most eye-popping things,” read his speech.
This time it was the turn of the Gambian Minister Hamat Bah that upset the Thailand PM. “We are not a sex destination. If you want a sex destination, you go to Thailand,” Hamat Bah Gambian Minister has reportedly said so. The Ghana Minister’s statement had irked many. He was warning western tourists who flock the country during winter in search of sex tourism.