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    Corruption tops list of Phuket priorities

    Corruption tops list of Phuket priorities

    More than one-third of Phuket Gazette readers who voted in the poll said corruption needed urgent attention above all other issues.

    PHUKET: More than one third of Phuket Gazette readers responding to an online poll voted corruption as Phuket’s top priority for authorities to address.

    In the poll, readers were asked, ‘Which of the following issues affecting Phuket do you feel needs the most urgent attention by the new Government?’

    The choices in responding were:
    • Traffic congestion
    • Crime
    • Drug abuse
    • Corruption
    • Public transport
    • Environmental protection

    Behind corruption, 19% of readers felt that environmental protection should be at the top of the new government’s agenda.

    More than 17% said that public transport was most important, while 13% said crime, almost 12% said traffic congestion and only 8.1% said drug abuse should be addressed first.

    Thai nationals, local foreign residents and tourists or visitors to Phuket all had differing views on which issue is most pressing for PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s new government to address in Phuket.

    The most common response from Thai nationals was traffic congestion (25%), followed by crime (20%). Seven per cent of Thai nationals chose environmental protection.

    The most common response from local foreign residents was corruption (40%) distantly followed by public transport (18%), with 7% choosing drug abuse.

    Those who identified themselves as “tourists” or “visitors” said that environmental protection was the most urgent issue (30%), followed by corruption and public transport (18%), while 6% of tourists or visitors felt that drug abuse needs to be addressed first.

    A total of 615 readers voted in the poll, which ran from July 6 to August 8.

    To vote in the new poll about the possibility of PM Yingluck’s fugitive former Prime Minister brother Thaksin Shinawatra returning to Thailand, click here.

    Phuket NEWS: Corruption tops list of Phuket priorities

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    Quite predictable results, really. Thais think traffic congestion is Phuket's biggest problem.

    Give me strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed View Post
    The choices in responding were:
    • Traffic congestion
    • Crime
    • Drug abuse
    • Corruption
    • Public transport
    • Environmental protection
    harry, how about this?

    The traffic congestions drives people to commit crimes like assault or murder. They freak out that thay've done this, so they need an escape - hence they start using drugs. They don't want to get busted by the BIB, so they bribe them - corruption.

    They have friends who don't have vehicles, so they have to use jammed up songthaews, or mafia controlled tuk tuks. Oh ya, and it's fashionable to mention that you care about the environment.

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    Nailed it there Nat!

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    Ok, that's done. Next.

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    Phuket is a textbook case of how to ruin paradise.

    Just a sewer now, the island, the people

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Thais think traffic congestion is Phuket's biggest problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    More than one third of Phuket Gazette readers responding to an online poll
    How many Thais do you think read the Phuket Gazette? That's the cranky Farangs giving those results.

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    What? There's corruption in Thailand? When did this start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed View Post
    Corruption tops list of Phuket priorities


    • Traffic congestion

    • Crime

    • Drug abuse

    • Corruption

    • Public transport

    • Environmental protection

    3 out of six aint bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quite predictable results, really. Thais think traffic congestion is Phuket's biggest problem.

    Give me strength.
    I dont know about that, HB. Congestion extends the working day of the brown paper bag/envelope brigade unduly.

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