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Police Chief Promises to Protect Tourists

Police Chief Promises to Protect Tourists

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
PHUKET: Thousands of copies of a brochure headlined PHUKET POLICE TOURIST CARE are now being printed for distribution to tourists on Phuket.

''If you have suffered from illegal cab or any other influence, police commander Ong-arj is willing to help you'' is the message in six languages.

The idea, conceived by Phuket Police commander Major General Ong-Art Phiwruangnont, provides the message in English, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Japanese and Korean.

Mobile telephone numbers are provided for three Phuket police officers, together with 191 and other general numbers.

The commander is expected to launch the distribution of the brochures shortly, probably with an announcement at Phuket International Airport, Patong, or some other tourist landmark.

Recently, the commander also told Phuketwan that sex shows would not be allowed to operate on Phuket.

Commander Ong-Art is Phuket's sixth police commander in the past six years. There will be a seventh within seven years as he has just a year before retirement.

Phuket's police numbers are being boosted by several hundred in the next year or so after senior officers in Bangkok recognised that the island did not have enough police to properly protect tourists.


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"sex shows would not be allowed to operate" said the new commander.
Without offence to the new commander, but if he reads this, could he clarify if other illegal activities such as jet-ski, illegal tuk-tuks and taxi's, etc. etc. are allowed to operate as usual?
I don't mean to be sarcastic, but really would like to know the point of view from a new Police Commander!

Posted by Mr. K on October 22, 2013 17:22


Everyone is always talking about scams from illigal taxi's but what about the scams of legal taxi's. tuk tuks etc.

Posted by Staf Sulaiman on October 22, 2013 19:51


offshore working now but for sure would bet with this police commander any amount that when i return in december if i wanted to go i could go and see a show in Patong, offer him a million Baht bet will he take it on ask him

Posted by michael on October 23, 2013 05:38


This is super great ... even if its just air its still focus on the problem..

Posted by Frog on October 23, 2013 18:45


Something tells me they'll need more than 3 or 4 police to deal with this offer to actually enforce the law.

Posted by Anonymous on October 23, 2013 20:48

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