Pattaya Daily News

24 December 2013 :: 17:12:15 pm 80698

Foreign Tour Operators Taking Thai Jobs

Deputy directing general of department of special investigation, DSI, opened the office and of illegal influential people and received complaints from Thai tour guides that there are foreign tour operators and guides taking their jobs.
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PATTAYA – December 23,2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; Mr.Permpoon Puengprasit, the Deputy Director General of the Department of Special Investigation, Pol.Lt.Col.Bantoon Chimkara, and the chief of the Illegal influential people suppression operating center, to prevent and suppress the influential people that are threating areas of Pattaya and Chonburi. Mr. Prawit Chaibuadang, Director of DSI region 2, and Mr.Cherdsak Wisuttikol, director of employees inspectorate and protection, department of Employment, Chonburi .

Mr.Permpoon, the deputy directing general of the DSI, said that the opening of the illegal influential people suppression operating center, was to support and promote the tourism in terms of security and national security,currently, were lots ofThai and foreign business people that were doing illegal business.
This is to address issues regarding security of tourists by fraud, intimidation, threatening physical harm both on tourists and tour operators which was happening on a daily basis, so the DSI set up a centre to receive complaints that affect travelers, by acting against the influential people who are a threat to tourism, or hiring Thai people to do business instead (Nominees), which may be considered special cases. Moreover the DSI will coordinate its work with other offices related to fix the urgent problem.

Later, there were more than 100 of tour guides from Pattaya and Chonburi, came to notify to Mr.Permpoon Puengprasit, Deputy Directing General of the DSI, about their problems about the tourism business. The complaint consisted of ……

1. Foreigners hiring Thai people to hold their business. (Nominees)
2. Foreign tour guides.
3. Deceiving the tourists to purchase products at too high price.
4. Illegal tour counter.
5. Illegal foreign lending system.

Mr.Permpoon, took all the complaints and coordinated with police region 2 to join the process of investigation and prosecution.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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