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28 July 2011 :: 10:07:02 am 56542

Pattaya Municipality Will Deal Urgently with Jet Ski Mafia

Pattaya Municipality Hurry to Solve Jet Ski mafia problem as it severely affects the image of Pattaya.
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Pattaya, 26 July 2011 [Pattaya Daily News]; At the Pattaya Municipal Administratiion, Mr. Chaowalit Seanguthai, Banglamung Chief Administrator along with Mr. Ronnakit Ekasing, Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Mr. Soontorn Rattanavarakorn, Pattaya Assistant district director and related Pattaya goventment officers, and Jet ski entrepreneurs had a meeting to solve the serious problem of Pattaya’s tourism image relating to news that tourists were threatened and extorted for money by Jet ski entrepreneurs Pattaya were.

Mr. Soontorn Rattanavarakorn, Pattaya Assistant district director stated that recently Pattaya had faced the problem of a Chinese tourist drowning on the the beach of Koh Lan island. Pattaya municipality claimed to be for responsible as the Chinese died in the safety zone without proper rescue. Although Pattaya municipality explained that it was not true, Pattaya approved a fund of 50,000 THB fund and additional 50,000 THB from Pattaya Mayor to help the victim’s family. Afterthat, the news of Jet Ski

entrepreneurs threatening and extorting money from tourist had a significant effect in Pattaya’s image so Pattaya Municipality and every related sectors cooperated to solve the problems. According to the news there were many people involved; Jet Ski entrepreneurs, tour guides and the police.

Mr. Ronnakit Ekasing, Pattaya Deputy Mayor stated that the Jet Ski was an unlawful business as it could not be conducted as a business in public since it considered as a water sport.

Since the the problem occurred, Pattaya Municipality must solve the problem by calling for a meeting with the Jet Ski operators. At the present there are 414 of Jet Ski boats in Pattaya. The regulation and one stop service for the tourists would be set up.

Mr. Chaowalit Seanguthai, Banglamung District Director stated that there was no law regarding The Jet Ski business so the entrepreneur should run their business with honesty.

At Pattaya Police Station, there was also the meeting regarding the case.
Pol. Gen. Maj. Tanet Pinmeungngam stated that an ad hoc team will be set up to solve the problem. Pattaya Police will cooperate with Pattaya municipality.

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Community News

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