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Phuket Gains New Guardian at Tachatchai Checkpoint

Phuket Gains New Guardian at Tachatchai Checkpoint

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
PHUKET: The Tachatchai checkpoint at the entrance and exit to Phuket has a new officer on duty with eyes open all the time. The officer accompanies a sign sponsored by Pegas that advises motorists: ''Roll down the windows, turn off your headlights and turn on the inside light.'' It's Phuket's own Checkpoint Charlie.

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And with our own experience. Slow down in traffic...........

Posted by Nicky on October 16, 2013 17:07

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Could this finally be the answer to sorting out Phuket's corruption problems?

Posted by Aaron on October 16, 2013 17:25

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It seems that Checkpoint Charlie is the only police officer who works the night shift.

When I've driven through the checkpoint twice over the past month around 3am (doing a visa-run to Myanmar), this guy was the only officer on duty, and he didn't even bother checking my documents.

Simon

Posted by Simon Luttrell on October 16, 2013 18:03

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Presumably the sign is in English and other languages too? Don't answer, it's a rhetorical question!

Posted by Alan on October 16, 2013 21:53

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bet he is on the payroll

Posted by smith on October 18, 2013 16:49

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Bet he sees about as much as the police officers who can't find the slow lorises, sex shows or iguanas on Bangla.

Posted by ThaiMike on October 18, 2013 20:10

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since the standing policeman is placed there for over 2 months,the duty officers are lazy and not performing and that is why they cannot catch the goldshop robber who robbed the C P goldmaster in Lotus few months ago.

Posted by harry on October 21, 2013 19:28


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