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Phuket Governor stays for now, as two Vice Governors transferred

Phuket Governor stays for now, as two Vice Governors transferred

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norrpahat Plodthong today (Sept 26) confirmed that two Vice Governors will be transferred out of Phuket effective this Sunday (Oct 1) in the regular reshuffle of senior provincial positions around the country.


By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 05:15PM


Governor Norraphat, meanwhile, has not received any order to relocate.

The Ministry of Interior earlier today published the order, which included the transfer of 40 other officials around the country.

Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawad has been transferred to the post of Vice Governor of Samut Prakan Province, on the outskirts of Bangkok.

Prakob Wongmaneerung, currently serving as Inspector of the Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning in Bangkok, will arrive in Phuket to replace her this Sunday..

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Phuket Vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya has been transferred to the post of Vice Governor in Surat Thani Province, which includes the holiday islands of Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Pha-ngan.

Thawornwat Khongkaew, who currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) of the Phuket Provincial Office, has been promoted to serve as a Phuket Vice Governor to replace him.

Meanwhile, the Phuket Governor’s Office today confirmed to The Phuket News that no order has been received to move Gov Norraphat to any other position.

At last report, Gov Norraphat at the monthly Phuket Governor Meets the Press conference on Sept 13 told reporters with a smile, “I am still here. I have not been moved yet.”

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Kurt | 28 September 2017 - 09:38:33

Mhhh, let's be fair, and believe that top ranking Phuket officials are honest and of good will.
Than, let them stay on to see the outcome/results of their 'orders', together with the inhabitants.
Give the inhabitants chance to speak to them when officials 'orders' not work out as mend.

Previous Governor did order a few good things, but when he was replaced, it did also sto...

Bigaresort | 28 September 2017 - 08:13:21

 How naiv readers are,why governore's are moved so often? What a stupid question!
Horst

Sir Burr | 28 September 2017 - 06:32:12

They are moved regularly as an anti-corruption measure. That's the "official" line anyway..... 

Christy Sweet | 27 September 2017 - 15:11:00

 Why governors are moved so often...? How about an analogy of infant animals pushing and shoving one another, competing for  a mother's teat. 

Sue Yu2 | 27 September 2017 - 12:31:41

Continuity is what's needed, helping policy stability & progress. These regular transfers serve no purpose to the public but DO assist the authorities in deflecting any sense of responsibility, in which Thailand is severely lacking.

Foot | 27 September 2017 - 09:44:07

Why are the governors moved before they can follow through on any of their improvements?

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