Connect with us


Phuket property management firm shrugs off “military threats’

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: Unhappy foreign tenants will be filing an official letter of complaint with the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and the Army as they battle a property management company on the island. The move follows the tenants allegedly bringing representatives of the DSI and Army onto the property to ‘resolve’ the dispute with the company.

“If we were to receive a formal letter from either the DSI or the Army, we would fully comply. The man who claimed to be an officer with the Army said that if we failed to agree to turn the electricity back on in the two units, we would be forced to take a trip to the Royal Thai Army’s Region 4 base in Nakhon Sri Thammarat to talk with the commander there,” said a legal representative for The Aspasia Phuket, who declined to be named.

“Since the incident, which we have video of, the issue has been handled by one of Phuket’s vice governors. So, at this point, we are just following all legal procedures. We have yet to be contacted again by any individuals claiming to represent the Army or DSI.”

The legal representative also confirmed with the DSI head office in Bangkok that no such intervention orders had been given.

The dispute, which is now headed outside of the province for resolution, revolves around an alleged lack of transparency with how the management company is spending the tenants’ maintenance fees (story here).

The foreigners, led by Jan Cornelis van Zuilekom, told the Phuket Gazette today that they were preparing to file an official complaint with the Army and the DSI, following the provincial government’s request that they proceed with the case through the normal judicial process.

On March 7, Phuket Vice Governor Prajiad Aksornthammaku told the tenants to allow a court to settle their dispute, instead of expecting the provincial government to do it. However, Vice Gov Prajiad did ask the management company, the Breakers Resort and Development Co Ltd, to at least turn back on the electricity and water while the case was being processed (story here). The company declined to do so, due to the tenants’ breach of the lease agreement.

“We understand that we have to wait for the court. However, we have no electricity. I believe the military can help us with this,” Mr Zuilekom said. “We will submit a letter to the Army tomorrow and the DSI after that.

“We are talking about hundreds of millions of baht involved in this issue. I think the DSI should investigate.”

— Kongleaphy Keam


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:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

PM Prayut asks everyone to work together towards reopening

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Bangkok restrictions lifted on 8 categories, including swimming

Patong12 hours ago

Tar balls spreading in Phuket hit Patong Beach

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!

Phuket14 hours ago

Officials predict 600,000 tourists to Phuket following reopening

Phuket14 hours ago

Technician electrocuted to death while trying to fix jacuzzi

Pattaya14 hours ago

Pattaya pushes for August 1 Sealed Route reopening plan

Thailand15 hours ago

Mother alleges that Doctor mistakenly gave her 10 year old sleeping pills

Bangkok15 hours ago

1 million Sinopharm doses arrive today

Tourism16 hours ago

Full reopening guidelines for Phuket and Samui

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 3,682 new cases, 20 covid-related deaths, provincial totals

Thailand17 hours ago

Poll shows schools, students, parents, “not ready” for online learning

Chon Buri17 hours ago

Man returns lost parakeet, gets rewarded with BBQ

Thai Life18 hours ago

Thai Lion predicts football matches, other abilities currently unknown

Tourism18 hours ago

Reopening details for Phuket, Samui and beyond laid out

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Multiple Chiang Rai schools to close after infections found

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