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Phuket restaurateur strikes back at Patong mayor's family

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Phuket restaurateur strikes back at Patong mayor's family
Suthicha Sirirat

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Suriya Sinsoke (right) hands her complaint to Damrongtham Centre chief Prapan Kanprasang.

PHUKET: -- The Patong businesswoman who was told yesterday (July 9) by Municipal officials that she must tear down her restaurants on public land next to the beach in Patong, has struck back.

Suriya Sinsoke was one of the loudest voices among the crowd of business people who protested against the Army-backed municipal drive to clear Patong Beach of illegal businesses.

In the afternoon she visited the provincial ombudsman’s office, the Damrongtham Centre, to hand over a complaint alleging that a resort near the beach, belonging to a member of Mayor Chalermluck Kebsap’s family, was illegal.

She asked officials to check the building which, she alleged in her complaint, exceeded height regulations in Patong.

The complaint alleged that in 2008 and 2009, the then-mayor Pian Keesin, approved the construction of a four-floor building that was then described as a restaurant with accommodation.

A couple of years later, he also signed the approvals for a fifth floor to be added to the building, which became the 81-bedroom Baan Laimai Beach Resort.

The first application was made by Pakjan Kepsap and the second by Phuket Kebsap Property.

But, Ms Suriya alleged, the company later added a basement and a sixth floor, but without the correct permits.

Ms Suriya told Damrongtham Centre director Prapan Kanprasang, “I hope the process will be fast and fair.”

Asked by The Phuket News if she was doing this to take revenge for the Mayor and the mun9icipal team ordering her to pull down her illegal restaurants, Ms Suriya replied, “I have known about this situation for a long time and I thought the public should know about it.”

Mayor Chalermluck told The Phuket News, “This is nothing to do with me. But I am a politician, so it is normal that some people may try to do things that affect me [negatively].”

Attempts to reach Phuket Kebsap Property today were unsuccessful.

Source: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-restaurateur-strikes-back-at-patong-mayor%E2%80%99s-family-47299.php

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-- Phuket News 2014-07-10

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And now the dog fighting has started - where is my popcorn.

Don't you mean, "the cat fighting has started?" biggrin.png

I hope this has a snow ball effect and ALL of the ten big families on Phuket start dropping each other in it. biggrin.png

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And now the dog fighting has started - where is my popcorn.

This is just great, I mean this way the secrets come up and more action will be taken (hopefully). It could snowball into a clean Phuket.

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After all's done in Phuket, let's hope the clean-up task-force moves on to Samui next ....

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And now the dog fighting has started - where is my popcorn.

Don't you mean, "the cat fighting has started?" biggrin.png

I hope this has a snow ball effect and ALL of the ten big families on Phuket start dropping each other in it. biggrin.png

How about 'handbags at dawn' laugh.png

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And now the dog fighting has started - where is my popcorn.

biggrin.png Excellent!

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