THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket Court hears plea to bring to trial Patong Ace Condo developers

PHUKET: Nine months after filing their complaint, a Belgian husband and wife are still fighting for Phuket Provincial Court to bring to trial the developers of the failed Ace 1 Condo Project in Patong.

patongpropertylandcrimeconstruction
By The Phuket News

Friday 5 May 2017, 06:27PM


Grey skies over Phuket Provincial Court today. Photo: The Phuket News

Grey skies over Phuket Provincial Court today. Photo: The Phuket News

The court today held its fifth hearing in the plea to bring the developers to trial.

Defendants listed on the public court docket are named as The Nine Property (Patong) Co Ltd, Miss Piyanuch Hansanan and Alisa Likitittiruks. All three stand accused of public fraud under Section 343 of Criminal Code.

The court received the complaint on August 1, 2016. and the hearings started on October 10 last year, with subsequent hearings on November 28, January 23, April 24 and now today.

During today’s session the judge received testimony from “Nadine Rene Stephanie Lamyns”, named as the second plaintiff. She is the wife of Belgian national Didier Giesen, named as the first plaintiff.

The couple filed a complaint alleging they were defrauded out of B1,144,000 paid as deposit for two units in the project that were never delivered, as the project was never completed

Mr Giesen pointed out that this was just one of many claims pending against the developers. “My friends are in the same situation as me, and it takes time.

“Today is not the first time for us at court. We already been here five times. Our lawyer is trying his best to present our case. They should pay us back or go to jail,” he said.

EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019

Mr Giesen’s lawyer Tanot Channim told The Phuket News, “I do expect that the judge will decide to prosecute The Nine Property (Patong) Co Ltd. Today, we had the opportunity to present our case further.”

Meanwhile, the fight to even bring the developers to trial continues.

“The next hearing is set for July 13. Then, I will know and make desire what I have to do,” Mr Tanot said.

Meanwhile, it has yet to be made clear why the Phuket Public Prosecutor is not leading the prosecution for a criminal charge.

At last report, the Phuket Public Prosecutor’s Office refused to provide any explanation about the lack of progress in the charges against developer The Nine Property (Patong).

Instead, Public Prosecutor Jessada Banditmongkolkul passed the buck to Region 8 Police, who he said, had taken over the investigation. (See story here.)

 

 

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:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Kurt | 07 May 2017 - 09:56:26

Is it actually not strange that one has to fight the thai juridical system to bring in this case the Ace-1 developer in Court?
Obviously the court and the already run away prosecutor are not in 'the mood' to handle this thai property fraud case.
Why is that?
What are the roles in this fraud case of:
1: Ace-1 developer
2: Ace-1 building/construction firm
3: Thai banks, involved in fin...

Kurt | 06 May 2017 - 16:06:42

CaptainJack69: yes you are right.
Actually, what I was thinking about is that on Phuket the local thai and international property firms should combine forces and lift this shameful affair to higher level in Bangkok.
They suffer a lot in their business with this Patong Ace1 case.
People lost trust in Phuket property agents, as they are to quiet about this idiot property scam, and how it is jurid...

CaptainJack69 | 06 May 2017 - 12:41:21

This is another case that's getting a lot of international attention.

The Thai courts' apparent inability to perform their most basic function of trying cases is being shown to the world, again.

With Thai people being so concerned about image and saving face you'd think there'd be public outcry about such visible failures in their systems of governance and how backward it mak...

Kurt | 06 May 2017 - 08:56:42

Already 5 times a hearing (!) in Court??
Court not even ready to proceed and rule in this simple case.
It looks like the Court is delaying the whole scam affair.

It became a case of: ...You Pay and we make it going away...
Very reluctant Court and that disappearing prosecutor.

Foreigners, a great warning for you. NEVER buy property from the drawing/plan in Thailand.
You see what can happ...

Bjay | 06 May 2017 - 02:38:57

Why would the Police become involved in a Civil matter? This is not the first fraudulent Development in Phuket. If the Courts fail to press the Defendants to cough-up the millions of TBH. It is likely that the publicity could have a detrimental outcome in future Developments!

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket van driver falls asleep at the wheel, slams into street lamp

Judging by the way these van driver drive I thought they were all asleep at the wheel...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

I am sitting in car at right side, the way you have to Drive Thru should be the other way around whe...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

"Typical Thai low life scum...." Once again, feel the love from P44!...(Read More)


Phuket van driver falls asleep at the wheel, slams into street lamp

Here we see the RTP nationality discrimination thinking. A few days ago a Philippina lady was charg...(Read More)


Hanoi ‘must end eating of dogs before Formula 1 arrives’

We learnt here that dogs can actively help the mentally handicapped,the lonely and even those with a...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Typical Thai low life scum, extorting foreigners seems like a national past time, they should be mad...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Really, so before it was made a protected national forest it was okay to charge "foreigner"...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach has been a few years ago also under the 'Authorities' magnify glass. For same ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

.... Already more than a year you not have to fill out any form for 90 day report. The Immigration ...(Read More)