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Illegal businesses on Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach to be demolished in 15 days

PHUKET: A number of shops recently set up at the Pru Jason area of Mai Khao Beach are to be demolished within the next 15 days as it is alleged they encroach on public land. Officials have stated they are also investigating more cases of possible land encroachment in the area.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 21 March 2016, 10:55AM


Prapan Kanprasang, Chief of the Damrongdhama Centre (Ombudsman’s Office) on Friday (Mar 18) led a team of officials to investigate alleged land encroachment on Mai Khao Beach after the office received several complaints about businesses having been set up there.

The team arrived at the area, close to the Pru Jason Lake, with Navy officials and defence volunteers to find a number of temporary structures set up on public land.

“We have been told there are nine people responsible for setting up these shops. Thalang District Office and Mai Khao Administartion Office (OrBorTor) will demolish the shops within 15 days,” said Mr Prapan.

He continued, “We were also told to investigate encroachment in the cemetery area on Mai Khao Beach, and after visiting the area we discovered 15 temporary shops set up there too.

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“The village chief (Phu Yai Baan) for Mai Khao Moo 4 came forward and told us that he is the owner. He said that he asked local officials if he could make use of the area and has paperwork to prove it,” he said.

“I told him that he has three days to send a letter explaining the situation to the Thalang District chief. My team will also make further investigations and if there is no proof that these businesses are legal all shops will also be demolished within 15 days.

“To get legal approval to use the land, he can send a formal request in writing to Thalang District Office and Mai Khao OrBorTor,” he added.

 

 

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Farangswed | 23 March 2016 - 07:50:48

What a joke 
Layan beach is full with sunchair & small shops  
Something is smelly here ;-)
Nui beach charge U money 
Paradise beach charge U money 
Then they going to clear &  how many chances they going to have 

Who is in charge  maffia or   hehe 

Kurt | 22 March 2016 - 11:15:42

Recommend readers to check previous reports about the illegal operation of Nui Beach. 
Really a slap in the face of Phuket authorities.
The whole illegal place supposed to be cleared by 15 July 2015.
The Navy was there twice. Even confiscated a illegal gun which was used to fire into the air to scare off unwanted people.

Wondering why the illegal business is still able to operate.

Time th...

Kurt | 22 March 2016 - 10:52:47

petermach:...  All legal restaurants/beach businesses must have a business license + a entertaining license ( and sometimes some more, up to the authorities).
There is a obligation, by thai law, that these licenses have to be displayed visible for the guests.
At least you should see it when you sit on a bar chair.

If you not see any license, you may conclude that the business is illegal, whic...

Richard Vickers | 21 March 2016 - 20:35:36

Blah blah blah.  There will be no Demolition"...the cheaters will simply disassemble their shacks, then go lay low for a short bit.... then they will creep back just as they are...just as they have done everywhere (BangTao, Surin, Kamala). And Peter is right, the worst of it are these thieving criminal lowlife that stand at the trail head to the beach and scalp people for money to enter a pub...

petermach | 21 March 2016 - 13:40:17

I use this opportunity to highlight what , as resident, I consider scandalous ,the privates beaches where you cannot go at all and the pay beaches like all the small beaches south of Patong where you have to pay up to 500 baths (paradise beach , nui beach)  and even more. This did not exist few years ago . Some beaches have now some constructions which were not supposed to be allowed .I am wonderi...

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