Banlue elected Pattaya City Council chairman


Banlue Kullavanijaya has been elected the new chairman of the Pattaya City Council following the resignation of Councilman Farooq Wongborisuthi.

Councilman Urit Nantasurasak nominated the Zone 1 representative at the council’s March 10 meeting, which was presided over by deputy chairman Choosak Sriwatjanapong.

The meeting also saw council members discuss better promotion of the 1967 Pattaya Beach monument dedicated to HM the King’s historic participation in the sailboat event at the 4th Southeast Asian Games.

Pattaya City Council Vice Chairman Chusak Sriwatchanapong sits in the chairman’s chair during the Annual General meeting that saw Banlue Kullavanijaya named as the new chairman.

The monument was thrust into the headlines recently when musician Jazz Chuanchuen and his crew were filmed dancing on the revered monument while filming a music video, outraging many Pattaya residents.

Tourism and Culture Committee Chairman Rattanachai Sutidechanai said the public largely has forgotten the significance of the monument and resolved that the city should promote it again to teach its history.

The motion won approval of the council, although no actual details of any development plan was discussed.