Gov boosts security after Jakarta blast

PHUKET: In response to yesterday’s bomb blast in Jakarta, where at least 14 have been killed and 149 injured, Phuket Governor CEO Pongpayome Vasaputi has ordered police to boost security at all hotels across the island. Governor Pongpayome today told the Gazette that he ordered a general alert last night, and today ordered police to pay particular attention to security at international chain hotels on Phuket, including closer coordination with hotel security guards. Gov Pongpayome said, “Tourism here has just started to recover, and I hope that terrorist acts will not happen in Thailand or Phuket. I don’t think that Phuket will be affected greatly because were not affected much by the terrorist incident in Bali,” he said.

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