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Toothless junta! Speedboats openly flouting law in Pattaya and officials do nothing

 

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Picture: Sophon TV

 

Sophon TV had some scathing observations on the military regime's use of Article 44 to clean things up in Pattaya. 

 

They had nothing but contempt for the government installed local mayor especially when it came to regulating the activity of speedboats on the beach. 

 

They said that the government started a crackdown in Pattaya on May 8th last year. The authorities were meant to be solving problems of encroachment, improving traffic rules, reining in beach vendors and ensuring that all speedboats used the Bali Hai port to send tourists to their destinations. 

 

The last of these was supposed to be subject to fines of up to 5,000 baht. 

 

Now it is a shambles. 

 

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Picture: Sophon TV

 

STV showed that no one gives a hoot about the law with dozens of boats taking Chinese and other foreign tourists directly from the beach. 

 

In addition tour buses were snarling up and polluting the recently renovated beach area by taking the tourists there. 

 

They posed the question: There was an initial effect when changes were promised - so why has the situation now deteriorated to being just as bad as before?

 

Source: Sophon TV

 

 

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14 minutes ago, webfact said:

They posed the question: There was an initial effect when changes were promised - so why has the situation now deteriorated to being just as bad as before?

 

Maybe some brown envelopes changed the mind of the law?

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28 minutes ago, webfact said:

so why has the situation now deteriorated to being just as bad as before?

The answer is incredibly simple.

Because there is a total lack of respect for the law, combined with those who are supposed to enforce it, will look the other way when given a bribe. Until such time (which is unlikely to be anytime soon round here), as Thailand has real law enforcement and the penalties are given out continuously, operators will continue to take the piss and pick up from wherever they think most advantageous.

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When I go for my morning exercise walk along the Beach Rd promenade not only are the speed boats lined up side by side churning away & polluting the bay area, -the traffic jams of tour buses are also a nuisance while they also pollute the air. No longer is it a place of tranquility. - Just as well call this area one big parking lot for boats & buses with shouting tourists.

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16 minutes ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

operators will continue to take the piss

You should go higher up the chain.

Maybe the buck stops with the  "" government installed local mayor"".

 

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Yes our fake sand bag beach is nothing more than a boat launch,but it pales in comparison to our beach rd /freeway.....The Thailand money machine just keeps on belching out diesel and 2 stroke exhaust...cough cough !!!!

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....and I bet the “city officials” ( appointed by the junta) have never walked early morning ( 8am) or anytime during the day to observe the masses of polluting buses and speed boats or the debris laying around. These fat cats never have walked on Pattaya sidewalks that are like an obstacle course full of holes, construction debris, sleeping soi dogs, illegal vendor stands, missing cement tiles.


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1 hour ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

The answer is incredibly simple.

Because there is a total lack of respect for the law, combined with those who are supposed to enforce it, will look the other way when given a bribe. Until such time (which is unlikely to be anytime soon round here), as Thailand has real law enforcement and the penalties are given out continuously, operators will continue to take the piss and pick up from wherever they think most advantageous.

Well said, pretty much spot on.

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Well, I quess the bali hai port can not digest so much boats and these boats i quess are too important for the tourism so here we are for now.. We are not living in western country where temporary situations goes orderly manner by written temporary orders and Laws. Thais just ignore the orders until there is a solution..

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