Chinese tourists arrested in Phuket for touching starfish.
Three Tourists Arrested in Thailand After Diving Tour
< p>Chinese tourists in Phuket broke the rules by touching a starfish and climbing corals.
As a result of these violations, three of the 30 tourists participating in the diving tourism program on the island of Racha Yai were detained by the police. They were accused of causing environmental damage.
Under the Marine and Coastal Resources Act, touching marine organisms can result in a prison sentence of up to two years or a fine of up to 200,000 baht (approximately 480,000 baht). roubles).
Jinyang Holiday Group Co Ltd manager Sirikwan Saengravi held a press conference to apologize for the incident. She explained that this diving tour was the first experience for their company, and promised that in the future they will pay more attention to instructing tourists.