A leading political figure in Thailand has called for restaurants in Hua Hin and Cha Am to be allowed to serve alcohol to customers.
Atavit Suwannapakdee, secretary-general of the Kla Party has said the booze ban currently in place should be lifted.
Posting on Facebook, Mr Atavit said that he attended the recent press conference about the Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade but said he was bothered by the fact that restaurants in the resort were unable to serve alcohol. He said that as a result, Hua Hin was quiet.
Mr Atavit said Hua Hin and Cha Am should be under the same rules as Bangkok – where restaurants are allowed to serve alcohol to customers until 9pm.
Mr Atavit said that the alcohol ban in Hua Hin and Cha Am was putting off foreign tourists from visiting.
He said that the booze ban should be lifted, particularly in the run up to Christmas and New Year.
Mr Atavit questioned whether or not the government had forgotten Hua Hin and Cha Am during the easing of restrictions amid the improving COVID-19 situation in the country.