Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks

Sixteen people fined during Phuket beach inspections

PHUKET: Army officers, police and municipality officials inspected beaches at Kata, Karon and Patong yesterday (Dec 4) fined a total of 16 beach management offenders under the orders of Col Santi Sakuntanark, Commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment and the highest-ranking army officer stationed in Phuket.

crimetransporttourismmilitarypolicepatong
By Premkamon Ketsara

Tuesday 5 December 2017, 03:39PM


Officials carry out their inspection along one of Phuket's popular west coast beaches. Photo: Army 25th Infantry Regiment

Officials carry out their inspection along one of Phuket's popular west coast beaches. Photo: Army 25th Infantry Regiment

Col Sanya Thongsawat, Chief of Karon Police Station and the officers first inspected Kata Yai Beach and parking spaces at 10am, along with Karon Municipality officials and Karon Police.

A surfboard rental group of four were fined for operating their business on the beach without approval from the government, Col Santi told The Phuket News’ sister publication Khao Phuket.

At 11:30am the team of officers then inspected Karon Beach, at which Col Santi reported one person was fined for illegally operating a surfboard rental business.

At 2:30 pm, the officials inspected the Patong Beach area for general organisation including illegal parking, beach vendors and operators on pavements, umbrella beds, Thai massage, and all beach operators working outside of the 10% zone.

Zest Real Estate

Six tourists were fined for parking in areas not permitted for parking, two jet-ski operators were fined for parking on footpaths, and two vendors with sidecars operating from the sidewalk were also fined.

One umbrella rental operator was also fined for parking their car on the beach.

All 11 on Patong Beach have been notified and fined according to the municipality’s policy,” said Col Santi.

It’s a beach investigation according to the projects that we have while we’re taking care of this island. It’s just our normal routine, checking if everything is OK,” said Col Santi.

 

 

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:

moskito | 09 December 2017 - 08:00:24

SUPER ... Thanks to the RTP for the good work... 
It looks like finally something starting here.
Obviously people NEED FEEs for their egoistic behaviour....get a brain, respect others and you will not be fined :) 
NEXT: TRAFFIC 

allirob | 06 December 2017 - 20:00:25

can the fines go towards paying for lifeguard services to stop people (tourists) from drowning??????

BenPendejo | 06 December 2017 - 19:02:48

Yay!...calling out the Army to tackle the surfboard mafia, ain't no messing around here.  But I think the fines are such that they're all back out there today...just like the vendors that were booted off Surin...back in full colors the following day.  Yet again, the lack of any kind of meaningful enforcement of any laws or rules just reaffirms that this place is incapable of managing any...

Nasa12 | 06 December 2017 - 06:01:21

And the fine was 300 Bath or 5000 Bath ?

Pauly44 | 05 December 2017 - 19:06:04

Wow some really serious crimes they uncovered, worth the infantry commander taking time off to hand out parking tickets and busting a surfboard sting, Thailand is a laughing stock, they can't even manage simple things.

Kurt | 05 December 2017 - 19:05:03

Good job, but they did overlook discriminatory all the illegal parked tuk tuks.
That is not good, not fair!. 
Smells to corruption or being afraid for the 'tuk tuk mafia'. 
Take your pick!

And why is the Royal Thai police doing their work under supervision of the Royal thai army?
Seems this is saying something about problems internal the Royal thai police functioning on Phuket.
Nee...

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Rawai targets criminals, rogue drivers with B17mn CCTV camera project

Camera systems are fine, but you have to watch them 24 hours a day in control centres like they do i...(Read More)


Patong police net 13 suspects during Hi-Lo gambling raid

Problem with local Officialdom is they make a big poe-ha about small issues. The real big issues the...(Read More)


Rawai targets criminals, rogue drivers with B17mn CCTV camera project

Yup, real sufficient big speed bumps that can make they not drive faster than 50kmh in order to avo...(Read More)


Free legal service project on hold as ‘volunteer lawyers’ wait for budget

I remember that Patong police station did sack all the foreign tourist volunteer police who were spe...(Read More)


Free legal service project on hold as ‘volunteer lawyers’ wait for budget

Silly me, when I read the first article I thought that these guys were actually volunteering their s...(Read More)


Patong police net 13 suspects during Hi-Lo gambling raid

"The laugh stock of the month" Actually this price is reserved for you,every month. Luckil...(Read More)


Video highlights animal cruelty at Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo

This National Geographic article will hopefully shame Thai authorities into doing something about th...(Read More)


Fast & Furious 9 to take on Phuket roads

That's already Fast and Furious everyday on Phuket Roads !! We won't even be able to notice...(Read More)


Rawai targets criminals, rogue drivers with B17mn CCTV camera project

Just install speed bumps in the underpass and no one can drive over 50. Do the same on rawai beach r...(Read More)


Patong police net 13 suspects during Hi-Lo gambling raid

If you like yourself as RTP , wow, in a joined operation (!), make yourself the laugh stock of the ...(Read More)