If Phuket sinks, I'll quit – Gov
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha declared this morning (April 20) that he would resign his post if Phuket sinks into the sea on April 28, as was predicted in a Facebook post four days ago.
Friday 20 April 2012, 02:01PM
His said that his declaration was aimed at reassuring islanders that the post is nothing but a rumour.
“We want people to rely on information from the Phuket authorities,” he added.
The post, put up on Facebook by ‘Chany Jane’, told a tale of two middle-aged woman who, while in a Phuket hospital, were possessed by the spirits of Phuket’s two Heroines.
The post said that, through the two women, the Heroines warned people to flee the island before April 28, when it would sink under multiple disasters.
The post came in for fierce criticism but, as it spread by word of mouth, many of Phuket’s more credulous citizens have taken it as genuine.
One of the women named in the post, Suwaphat Petcharat, 44, the mother of famed Miss Tiffany winner, actress and model Treechada ‘Nong Poy’ Petcharat called a press conference to slam the post as false, stressing that on April 16 she went nowhere near a hospital.
Today the head of the Phuket Anti-NarcoticsTask Force,WirojSuwannawong, lodged a complaint with Phuket City Police, demanding they identify Chaney Jane.
Police have apparently received information that Chaney Jane is a female student at a university in Phuket.
In addition, police have been urged to identify the person who printed out the post, and left copies in coffee shops and minimarts in the Sri Soonthorn area, epicentre of Monday’s earthquake.