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Senators 'Worried' About Phuket Beating, Cheating, Intimidating Tourists

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Senators 'worried' about Phuket beating, cheating, intimidating tourists

Phuket Gazette

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Phuket Senator and former Phuket Governor Wichai Phraisa-ngop (center) was among the senators at the meeting. Photo: Warisa Temram

PHUKET: -- A delegation of senators from Bangkok yesterday were treated to a grave description of the problems plaguing Phuket’s tourism industry, including jet-ski ripoffs.

The senators, all members of the Senate Standing Committee on Tourism, agreed that everything from the intimidation and beating of tourists to the lack of a strong public transportation system were having a serious effect on Phuket’s critical tourism industry.

Phuket Senator Thanyarat Achariyachai, who chaired the meeting, said that all organizations in the province needed to cooperate to find solutions to these issues.

However, there was no mention of Patong becoming a special administrative zone or what effect that would have on Phuket’s reputation as a world-class tourism destination.

The committee did note, however, that many organizations were already at work finding their own solutions to the issues being faced.

Because of this, the committee, which included Phuket's other senator and former governor Wichai Phraisa-ngop, decided that it would follow up on the progress made at a later date.

Source: http://www.phuketgaz...ticle12471.html

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-- Phuket Gazette 2012-03-03

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The committee did note, however, that many organizations were already at work finding their own solutions to the issues being faced.

Because of this, the committee, which included Phuket's other senator and former governor Wichai Phraisa-ngop, decided that it would follow up on the progress made at a later date.

So now after how many years the Senators admit there is a problem. Their solution is to follow up on the progress, or more likely the lack of progress at a later date...

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They have been having meetings and forming committees for as long as I can remember and so far have solved nothing. It's easy guys, stop the corruption and a lot of the problems will fade away.

The committee did note, however, that many organizations were already at work finding their own solutions to the issues being faced.

Stop the corruption? These guys are meeting to count their illicit money! :)

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... follow up on the progress made at a later date.burp.gif

What progress???mfr_closed1.gif

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maybe if they were getting more tea money from Phuket they wouldn't worry so much

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rustle rustle rustle, I hear the sound of sweeping... yes vigorous sweeping.. wait wait.. is that I see a rug corner being listed.. yes it is.. sweep sweep.. there its all swept under the rug... no problems we have mentioned it , we have said we are concerned and now it is firmly under the rug.

Somebody should make a sequel to YES PRIME MINISTER but call it YES SOMCHAI....where the key lead character specialises in "masterful inactivity"

the only worlds missing here were "in the fullness of time,and "at the appropriate juncture"

This plays out exactly like a four step plan

1) we admit there might be a problem

2) We are keeping a watching brief on it

3) There could be something we could do but believe local authorities have it in hand

4) We should have done something but alas its too late now.

Simply amazing

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There's no progress as the tuk tuk "associations" continue to collect fees and disperse said fees where needed. Hmmm, who's in charge of said associations? Oh yeah, the "influential" families.

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Pfffffffffff .. nothing will ever change ... I havent travel to Phuket for yearssssss and dont intend to go there anymore .. there are so much better places.

I totally agree with it, but.......it is unfortunate, isn't it?

As far as nature concerned, it is a beautiful spot!

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Pfffffffffff .. nothing will ever change ... I havent travel to Phuket for yearssssss and dont intend to go there anymore .. there are so much better places.

Last time i was in Pocket was... 3 months after tsunami, but as a longstayer i also don't want to go there anymore with all those creeps !

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Hmmmm. So typical of the Thai senate. Lets acknowledge the problem. But, no way we are going to actually create a solution, or do anything about it. As a matter of fact, we will be sure to forget about this problem, by tomorrow. Having lived in Samui for many years, I can tell you many, many of these problems exist in Samui too. Some are worse. Has anybody, done anything, on any level? No. I hear many of these problems exist in Pattaya, and Hua Hin also. Has anything been done there? Very little. So, stop blabbing, and stop discussing, unless you are potent enough of a force to actually do something. Earn your salary, for God's sake!

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So the minutes read, do nothing until the next meeting.

What were the minutes of the prior meeting... something similar?

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