Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

PM Prayut talks mafia, tells officials to better care of the people, at Phuket Airport terminal opening

PHUKET: Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha urged officials to tackle local mafia and to uphold their responsibilities in order provide better care for the public. The Prime Minister’s directive came his official opening of the new International Terminal at Phuket International Airport this morning (Sept 16).


Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 16 September 2016, 05:36PM


“The mafia problem must not happen again, and especially with taxis,” he said.

PM Prayut blamed the style of thinking in failure to solve recurring problems.

“Thais do not come up with systems as a way to solve problems,” he said.

The Prime Minister also highlighted the depth and extent of problems of failing to deal with such issues, and targeted his comments at officials.

“How do others benefit from your work?” he posed. “And how do poor people, small people, get any benefit from you? All the results from our work must be transferred to ordinary people.

“Everything must be done from the heart. I am sorry to speak out loud, but if I don’t speak about this, then nobody will talk about it. This must be done, with nothing expected in return,” he said.

“Any questions?” he asked.

In closing, PM Prayut said, “I wish everyone to rise up, be rich and happy – but don’t forget the small people. Don’t make small people complain about you to me much. Take care of them.”

After his message to officials, PM Prayut walked the concourse, talking with tourist arrivals and and officials en route. He also stopped to chat with Tai Monkong, better known as Thai celebrity “Mr Bean Phuket”, accompanied by his brown teddy bear.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Nasa12 | 17 September 2016 - 18:19:57

Kurt@ 1 thing they can do like in Immigration are sett up some cctv camera inside the Immigration, then this problem are gone maybe ?. And you have right about Rome+++, But I think not many State employees and Municipal Employees from Phuket back PM so much up. They are to greedy here in Phuket.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 17 September 2016 - 15:11:31

Well, Nasa12; I agree with you, however, Rome and Paris are not built in 1 day.
The present Prime Minister and his team work very hard to improve/tackle matters.
But Thailand is a large country, and the Prime Minister can not break iron with his hands.
Things take time. We have to be a bit patient.

To change a 'we are used to this' thai mentality in Thailand for the better will take time.

But hope we have.

The Phuket News

Nasa12 | 17 September 2016 - 14:30:59

“The mafia problem must not happen again, and especially with taxis,” he said PM".
The problem are bigger en ever in Phuket, look atto Immigration some Police stationer e,t,c. 
The Biggest mafia in Phuket are  State employees and Municipal Employees, So  dear PM you now where you can start the ending off Corruption.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 17 September 2016 - 10:52:05

To have a 2nd terminal is nice, with of course more income generating 'tax free' shops.
But now the airport needs more staff in every department.

To double arrival/departure facilities is fine.
But take off/touch down still has to happen at the same single air strip. Full= full.  Or?

I am curious or Phuket will get a 2nd strip or Phang Nga 1 strip.

The Phuket News

samantha | 17 September 2016 - 06:46:04

Nice airport but the immigration queue's last night where out the door. I was told some people queued for more than 2 hours and the flights delayed because of this.

Maybe they need to spend more money on more staff.

You seriously need to do something about the Airport Limo service as the drivers are totally reckless and speed around over taking double lines in built up areas. These are the real mafia.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 16 September 2016 - 18:21:28

To Asterix: Did you read all this?
I fully agree with the thai Prime Minister.
It shows he exactly knows what is wrong on Phuket.
Perhaps the Prime Minister reads the comments of foreigners in PN.
Probably it helps to change things for the better in Govern here and for the thai people.

Asterix, don't complain about foreigners, but support the Prime Minister in his complain about the Phuket thai mafia and Phuket thai officials, for a better Phuket, for the poor and small people.
That includes the Sea Gipsies.  Take care of them!

Ref: Your writing to me in: Police seek claimant of 20 rai of encroached land by thai influential people.

The Phuket News
Matches 6 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

Christy Sweet,did you read the article well?It says :many tourists were involved.Seems to me not only thais have no basic driving knowledge....(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Marcher: The new law is to force passengers in the rear of the vehicle to buckle up. You don't wear a seat belt? That is akin to riding a motorbi...(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

If section 44 really means something than use it to take minivans, taxis and tuk tuks without safety belts off the road until safety belts are install...(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Kurt: Are you commenting just for the sake of seeing your name or do you not understand why section 44 was used? If the government went by the normal...(Read More)


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

Bravo Carol Jadzia, You did explain it so well. Fantastic! Lets hope people read it, think about it and use for themselves in more careful driving....(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Interesting reading, that use of section 44 just for buckle up. In this case a inflator use of section 44, for a simple matter. Why not to use sec...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

So the price of a life in Thailand is now a huge AUD $188-84. So sad...(Read More)


Phuket gunman in Patong tuk-tuk boss slaying hits ‘most wanted’ list

Easy solution. Move ALL tuk tuks from Patong and only have the great motorbike taxi service, the taxi meter and the normal taxi service. The Tuk tuks ...(Read More)


Out-of-control pickup ploughs into four vehicles in Phuket, two people injured

Its not the drink thats the problem. ( yes it counts for a small amount). But the real reason the fact that too many just cant drive, have no license ...(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Let's see who polices this then!!! Marcher, what else do i need to add you manage to insult yourself!...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.