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MP Sira returns to Phuket over Kata condo saga

MP Sira returns to Phuket over Kata condo saga

PHUKET: In Phuket yesterday to seek answers in the ongoing investigation into the construction of The Peaks Residences condo project on a steep hill overlooking Kata Noi Bay, Palang Pracharath Party Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka was told to wait until today (Nov 15) for the provincial investigative committee to file its formal report.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 15 November 2019, 12:45PM


The project has allegedly been built on protect state forest land and stands accused of interfering with the Bang Rak Canal, which runs down the hill and into Kata Noi Bay.

As MP Sira arrived at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday afternoon (Nov 14), about 50 local residents from Kata held up banners protesting the condo project’s impact on the canal, asking who would fix problem and who would be held responsible.

Among those protesting the impact on the canal was Karon Municipality councilor Anurak Yamkhlai, who confirmed that he had filed a separate complaint on behalf of the local residents and called on MP Sira to follow up on it.

MP Sira met with Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana and Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai and other members of provincial committee tasked with investigation some of the allegations into the The Peak Residence project.

Vice Governor Supoj explained that that the committee had already examined three issues related to the project: The approval of the land title deed; the project’s environmental impact on the immediate area; and Karon Municipality granting approval to build the project.

Vice Governor Supoj said the committee will submit its report today (Nov 15).

Mr Sira said that he had no further questions at that time, but noted, “On Nov 25, DSI [Department of Special Investigation] officers will come to conduct their own investigation.”

Present at the meeting yesterday was Karon Mayor Tawee Thongcham and Karon Deputy Mayor Itthiporn Sangkaew.

After the meeting, Mr Itthiporn rushed to speak with MP Sira about the Bang Rak Canal, but Mr Sira ignored him and rushed to get in his car and leave.


See also:

Bangkok MP claims received death threats over Phuket condo project
August 16, 2019  Click here

 

CMI - Thailand

 

Bangkok MP claims received death threats over Phuket condo project
August 16, 2019 – Click here

NACC in Phuket over state land grab claims
August 17, 2019 – Click here

 

After death threats, Bangkok MP fires up legal action over Phuket condo project
August 19, 2019 – Click here

 

MP Sira warns Governor of Amlo complaint over Phuket condo project
August 20, 2019 – Click here

The Peaks Residences owner speaks out over land claim, public controversy
August 21, 2019 – Click here

MP Sira files complaint to DSI over Phuket condo project The Peaks
August 22, 2019 – Click here

 

Thai Civilized Party joins The Peaks probe party
August 26, 2019 – Click here

Phuket’s Katathani resort land investigated amid The Peaks Residences condo row
September 7, 2019 – Click here

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BenPendejo | 16 November 2019 - 18:04:47

Not sure about anyone finding themselves in troubled waters Kurt.  For all the dirty dealings and corruption in Phuket land deals and construction projects there has been in the last 10 years, it seems like s#1t hits the fan...then things die down...the project gets built, and everyone's happy. Corruption rules the roost, from the top down. Good luck to Mr. Sira.

Kurt | 16 November 2019 - 07:34:38

One thing is obvious. Governor, V/Governors, Mayors, Phuket Land Office completely lost control in this affair. "Bangkok' is now in charge. A lot of irregularities in this portfolio are going to surface. Some Phuket Officials will go to find themselves back in troubled waters.

BenPendejo | 15 November 2019 - 19:02:04

Well...the upper crust power brokers and their corrupt wheeler dealers must be scrambling to find out who the right person is so they can issue the appropriate brown envelopes to clear up this misunderstanding.  More power to Mr Sira... I pray he can get to the bottom of this cesspool and set things straight. Nullify the project and burn the corrupt wheeler dealers.

Kurt | 15 November 2019 - 13:30:10

A very lot is wrong here. To many upset people. Are there so many irregularities, or even corruption in this affair?
Sorry deputy mayor of Karon, your thinking about a stinky Bang Rak Canal is such a ridiculous one, you not get BKK 'budget hands' for it.   
Luck with another 'budget' idea.  Try something with household 'WATER Providing'.

 

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