Pattaya Daily News

01 November 2012 :: 18:11:27 pm 68094

Pattaya Condo Tenants Can’t Stomach Soapy Water

The British manager of a condominium building has alarmed tenants by pouring liquid bleach into their water supply tank. One resident has a strange skin rash that may be caused by the soaped-up water. The 69-year-old Brit has also been arrested twice for not having a work permit.
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PATTAYA – October 31, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 1 p.m., nearly a dozen tenants of a condominium building came to complain to the police that their building manager was pouring liquid bleach in their water supply tank. Receiving the complaint was Pol. Lt. Col. Natthawat Srithongpech, investigation officer, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province.

The spokesman for the tenants was Mr. Suthep Itthidamrongkul, age 52, address 16/2 Pattaya Pat Condominium, Soi Nokow, central Pattaya. He was accompanied by more than 10 condo residents.

The worried tenants told police that the foreign manager of the condominium was adding bleach into the building’s central water tank. This made the residents afraid of the danger from using and drinking the soapy water.

The foreign manager was identified as Mr. Alexander William Kay, age 69, nationality British. They said Mr. Alexander had been pouring Hyter liquid bleach into the water tank beneath the condominium. But Hyter is normally used for washing clothes.

When the tenants went to confront Mr. Alexander in his office, he instead drove away in his car to escape without explaining anything clearly.The tenants said a resident was suffering from a skin disease that may have been caused by the soaped-up water. So they were afraid of the harmful effects from the water.

The investigation police officer made daily notes for evidence, and said the police will call the manager to be investigated. Also, someone from the city municipal department will come by to check the quality of water.

A reporter got more information from the condominium’s technician, Mr. Pollawat Daanmanee, age 45, address 183 Moo 13 Tambon Dongplong, Amphur Candong, Burirum province.

Mr. Pollawat revealed to the reporter that in the last two months, the building manager Mr. Alexander had bought six 1.5 liter-gallons of Hyter bleach, and he was periodically pouring a gallon at a time into the water tank.

So Mr. Pollawat hurried to inform the head of the building office to tell Mr. Alexander that the Hyter liquid should be used to wash clothes only. But Mr. Alexander replied that the Hyter liquid makes the water clean and has no smell.

However, they persisted in their objections until Mr. Alexander agreed to stop putting the Hyter bleach in the water. But now that the condominium tenants have filed an official complaint, Mr. Pollawat is also ready to talk to the police and tell what he knows.

Mr. Alexander has been the condominium manager for a year, despite the initial objection of the tenants committee, due to a controversy over his selection process. Mr. Alexander has also been arrested twice for not having a work permit, and was bailed out both times. Yet Mr. Alexander still continues to work without apparent fear of being arrested again by the police.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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