PHUKET: Officers vowed to continue their investigation into a luxury resort that allegedly cleared swaths of sea morning glory from the beach as part of a beautification project, although the hotel has already replaced the plants.

“We will not withdraw the complaint against the Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa, as doing so would signify that we are ignoring our duty,” Sirinath Marine National Park Chief Cheewapap Cheewatham told the Phuket Gazette today.

The plants cleared were allegedly outside of the land marked on the resort’s Chanote and part of Sirinath Marine National Park (story