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Pom Sukkasam at today's Central Festival Phuket taxi rank co-op meeting

I've Been Cleared, Accused Phuket Taxi Rank Boss Tells Festival Co-op

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
PHUKET: Charges against a taxi rank boss and his brother have been dropped, a meeting of Central Festival Phuket cab drivers heard today.

The taxi rank boss, Pom Sukkasam, told the meeting at Vichitsongkran School in Phuket City that prosecutors in Bangkok had decided on Monday not to pursue the case.

The pair were arrested in September and accused of intimidation and extortion. The case was dropped on Monday for lack of evidence, Khun Pom said.

The Central Festival Phuket rank has since been reformed, the meeting was told, and is now a co-operative that will be managed by Central Festival Phuket.

Under the co-operative rules, members elect their leaders by secret ballot. Khun Pom is expected to stay as leader.

He blamed the arrest on someone who wanted to settle a score against him.

Back in September, Department of Special Investigation Major Natapol Diisayatham reported that complaints had been made by 16 embassies about taxi drivers in Thailand, especially about those on Phuket.

Only 43 of more than 170 drivers at Central Festival had registered.

Under the new system, the mall's management expects to win the upgrade in vehicles and standards it was hoping to achieve.

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Under the co-operative rules, members elect their leaders by secret ballot. Khun Pom is expected to stay as leader.

Er, is this not a wee bit presumtuous unless your reporter is psychic?

Posted by phonus balonus on October 30, 2013 19:13

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There appears to be no dissent. If another name is presented for the secret ballot, it would be a pleasant surprise.

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Who ever heard of a taxi rank "electing leaders". It's pure madness.

Posted by NomadJoe on October 30, 2013 22:14

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So no changes ? i just woke up :)

Posted by Frog on October 31, 2013 12:26


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