Connect with us


Democrat roadshow heads for Phuket

Legacy Phuket Gazette



Democrat roadshow heads for Phuket | Thaiger

PHUKET: Democrat Party Deputy Leader Jurin Laksanavisit will speak to people in Phuket on June 25 and 26 as part of his party’s nationwide Meet The People campaign. The campaign is aimed at increasing support for the main opposition party in the run-up the next general election, scheduled to take place in February next year. Democrat Party MPs Suwit Sa-Ngiamkul and Chalermlak Kebsup are also expected to address the public during the events. The first rally will be at Saphan Hin on Friday (June 25). Another rally will be held the following night in the field opposite the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Offices. Both events are scheduled to kick off at 7 pm, and both will feature performances by Thai country singer Akachai Sreevichai. K. Suwit told the Gazette today that the Meet The People project will hit 400 electoral districts nationwide, with each event featuring an address by a Democrat Party deputy leader. “K. Jurin will discuss our party platform and comment on the present government’s policies and administration,” he said. He added that the Government had failed to keep its promises to the Phuket people, citing its failure to carry out promises to create a duty-free port or build an International Convention and Exhibition Center. “The 100 billion baht the government promised to give Phuket will probably turn out to be only a few billion,” he saidm stressing, “Phuket is an important province that brings a lot of money into Thailand, so it merits special attention from the Government.” K. Chalermlak told the Gazette that, as an opposition MP, she has monitored the Thaksin government’s administration of Phuket – and is not impressed. She criticized the government for not addressing land encroachment issues in a systematic way and accused it of releasing news on its land investigations in a “non-specific” way that has caused potential developers to hesitate to invest in the province. “I’d like the government to be clear and specific [in the way it presents information],” she said. “If it can’t be straightforward, it shouldn’t say anything at all.” Referring to the Government’s on-going land title case against her sister, Banyong Kebsup, K. Chalermlak said that the land title in question carried a NorSor 3 title that had been upgraded to full Chanote before her sister bought it. Any investigation should focus on how the documents were issued and not on the people who were in legal possession of them, she said. “Now my sister is in trouble because she bought the land but she can’t [develop it] because of this investigation. “However,” she conceded, “government officers have to do their duty. If it turns out that the land belongs to the public it will probably have to be returned.”


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand3 mins ago

Army raids a house, arrests 53 as part of alleged gambling operation

Best of4 mins ago

Top 5 Insurance Companies for Expats in Thailand

Thailand14 mins ago

Thailand abstains from vote on UN resolution condemning Myanmar violence

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Leisure23 mins ago

Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Best of36 mins ago

Top 5 Shabu-Shabu Restaurants in Bangkok

Indonesia36 mins ago

Indonesia approaches 2 million Covid cases

Thailand1 hour ago

Monday Covid Update: 3,175 new cases; infections rise in the Deep South

Pollution1 hour ago

Oil slick and ‘tar balls’ wash up on Phuket’s beaches – what caused it?

Best of1 hour ago

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in Bangkok

Best of1 hour ago

Top 5 Japanese Restaurants in Bangkok

Thailand2 hours ago

Bangkok police are “ready” for Thursday’s protests

Thailand3 hours ago

Parachutist dies after being smashed into cliff face, falling into forest

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Covid cluster spreads from Yala to other southern provinces

Thailand4 hours ago

Proposed start date now July 15 for “Samui Plus” reopening

Thailand5 hours ago

Ministry of Interior backtracks on decision to prioritise ThaiBev for vaccine allocation

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8