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Phuket candidates register for OrBorTor election

Phuket candidates register for OrBorTor election

PHUKET: A total of 17 candidates have registered their intent to vie for the seats as chiefs of the five Tambon Administration Organisations (OrBorTor) in Phuket in the upcoming elections to be held on Nov 28.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 11:26AM

Registration for candidates opened on Monday last week (Oct 11) and drew to a close at 5pm on Friday (Oct 15). A total of 104 candidates registered to contest the elections as councillors.

Phuket is home to six* subdistricts that are administered by OrBorTor: Koh Kaew, Thepkrasattri, Kamala, Cherng Talay, Mai Khao and Sakhu.

Of note, the Cherng Talay area has an OrBorTor and a municipality. Cherng Talay OrBorTor, which has been headed by MaAnn Samran since the military coup of 2014, oversees the beach areas, while Cherng Talay Municipality, led by Mayor Suniran Rachatapruek, oversees the inland areas of Cherng Talay.

In accordance with election law, all previously serving OrBorTor chiefs and councillors are no longer in office, pending the outcome of the election.


Mr MaAnn has not registered to run for re-election, but was present on the opening day of registration in Cherng Talay to congratulate other candidates running for election and to wish them the best of luck.

With elections currently tentatively set for Nov 28, under election law a ban on the sale of alcohol will be in effect in the five OrBorTor areas from 6pm the night before the election day through to 6pm the night of the election.

The penalty for breach of the alcohol ban is a fine up to B10,000 or up to six months in prison, or both.

* CORRECTION: There are six OrBorTor in Phuket, not five, The error is regretted.

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Christy Sweet | 19 October 2021 - 17:28:08

I like it 'here' just fine. It's people that annoy me- not just Thais either. Maybe if I leased one as a personal body servant like sexpats do I'd have a different view. 

Christy Sweet | 19 October 2021 - 15:37:21

Which is a great argument for never buying a home  in Thailand, but rent it and rent cheap because you will have no recourse against inconsiderate neighbors. 

Fascinated | 19 October 2021 - 13:52:24

Ms Sweet- maybe he just doesn't like serial whingers. Psycological warfare hoping you will fnally give up and leave these fair shores to those that DO like it here.

Christy Sweet | 19 October 2021 - 13:21:42

Where can I reach K. Mana to tell him his campaign truck spends hours parked at my neighbor's house w speakers blaring? What is it about excruciatingly loud and distorted noise that enchants the Thai mind ? 


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