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Phuket Governor reveals his “Seven Wonders’

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PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut in an exclusive interview with the Phuket Gazette this week revealed his personal philosophy in handling the high-level decisions and complicated issues that facing the resort province .

“This is my seventh week as the Governor of Phuket and the Phuket Gazette is the first English-language publication I have had a chance to talk to exclusively.

Friendly, open and focused on people broadening their perspectives in order to better achieve their goals – including happiness – Governor Maitri explained that he adhered to several key principles that he calls his “Seven Wonders”.

So deeply does Governor Maitri believe in these fundamental approaches to work and life that he has published a book entitled Seven Wonders: learning how to develop your career potential.

“The seven strategies altogether focus on being aware of your environment. You must know what is going on; you must ‘know all around’,” he said.

“First, you must know the people who surround you – the people you work with. Second, you must know what those people do, and what they are responsible for achieving. That way you know who to approach directly in order to fix problems,” Governor Maitri explained.

The third wonder was “Know How”, he added. “You have to know the rules, processes and how to push forward within the organization,” Governor Maitri said.

“The fourth strategy is ‘Know When’. You must know when to ‘knock on the door’ to have problems fixed.

“The fifth strategy is called ‘Give & Take Management’, followed by ‘Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats’ [SWOT] management. The more you know people’s strengths and weaknesses, the better you can manage them,” he said.

The final strategy Governor Maitri has branded “Charm management”.

“You must know how to manage yourself to be charming so people want to talk to you. This way they come close to you and feel at ease when they talk to you,” he explained.

“These are just some of the philosophies I use in performing my work as governor, but anyone can employ these strategies to improve their lives.

“I have found that these truths provide genuine benefits. I applied them during my time as governor in Trang and Phayao provinces – they worked well. I am now adjusting these strategies to apply them here in Phuket. I am sure they will work well here, too,” Governor Maitri said.

“I have handed copies of the book to officers who work here, so anyone can take this advice and use it in their working lives. There are many good things in the book, which can make everyone happy,” he added.

— Chutharat Plerin

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Hua Hin

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain

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The Thailand Meteorological Department issued a weather warning for southern Thailand with torrential rain forecast to hit the region throughout the weekend. The heavy monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand and south of the country is being blamed for the rough weather, with the TMD predicting flash flooding in many areas.

(Phuket, Hat Yai and Hua Hin’s forecast below)

“Waves are expected to reach 2 metres in height in the lower Gulf of Thailand and possibly higher at the height of the storm. Ships are advised to proceed with caution.”

For the north and northeast of Thailand, the TMD forecasts strong winds and cooler mornings as the arrival of the “winter” season, coupled with a moderate high-pressure system, causes temperatures to dip.

Hua Hin’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

Phuket’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

Hat Yai’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation | weather.com

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Now you see him, now you don’t… Patong Police hunt foreigner over $30k theft

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Patong Police have yet to develop any tangible leads tracking down a foreigner who made off with US$30,000 in cash from a currency exchange booth in Kalim, north of Patong in Phuket, last Tuesday.

The man is about 168 centimetres tall with grey hair and around 60 years old, Patong police told The Phuket News.

“We have no clue what nationality he is.”

He was last seen at the currency exchange booth wearing a purple polo shirt, blue jeans and black cap. Police have checked hotels in the area, police stations across the island and Phuket Immigration, but have yet to join the dots and come up with firm leads.

“Investigators have checked CCTV in the area and collected what evidence we have but we still do not know the man’s name or where he was staying.”

The man had visited the booth several times before Tuesday, when he disappeared with the $30,000 in US banknotes, according to police.

“It was always small amounts”, he added, noting that the amounts didn’t warrant staff at the exchange booth to check the man’s passport before making the exchange.

The man arrived at the booth again at about 1pm on Tuesday, saying that he had 900,000 baht cash to exchange.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

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PHOTOS: Phuket Hot News

The security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief.

A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

She saw that his room was locked from the inside, so used the key she had in her possession to open the room and found Yingyot laying on the floor, face down. She thought he was just sleeping so she tried to wake him up but once she flipped him, she found that he already passed away.

She immediately called Saku police, and once on the scene, police found that there was some blood on the floor. The man had a 2 centimetre wound on his left eyebrow which was deep into his skull. There was also a wound on his chin about 1 centimetre long and about a centimetre deep. His left eye had a bruise which looked like he was attacked by a hard object.

Police report that he had been dead for around four hours in the room.

The room was not ransacked and there was no sign of fighting or theft. His body has been sent to Thalang Hospital for a detailed autopsy and to look into the cause of death.

SOURCE: Phuket Hot News

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