Pattaya plans more talk to resolve jet ski crisis

Friday, 03 August 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 31 By  Manoon Makpol

Pattaya officials plan to call yet another meeting with jet ski operators to try and resolve the embarrassing, long-running stream of scams and rip-offs marring the city’s image.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presided over a July 25 meeting with the Consumer Protection Police Division and representatives of the Consumer Union. Pattaya Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat said the future meeting with jet ski operators again would be aimed at registering jet ski vendors and deciding on regulations to govern them.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presides over a meeting with the Consumer Protection Police Division and representatives of the Consumer Union. Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presides over a meeting with the Consumer Protection Police Division and representatives of the Consumer Union.

No date was announced for the meeting, which would be the fourth of its kind in the past 18 months. None of the previous sessions have reached the goal of either registering all the vendors or setting any sort of new regulation.

Nonetheless, Pakorn joined the long string of public officials to wring their hands and agree that the extortion, violence and theft perpetrated by a number of jet ski operators was a black mark on the city’s image and bad for tourists.

He pledged that with more talk, things surely must work themselves out.

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  • Comment Link Monday, 10 September 2012 18:35 posted by Rex

    The jet ski operators should be told how to operate not asked -where's the power of the police,are they so weak they can't work out a plan on how to operate and control the scammers.if they don't it will be back to usual violence and rip offs by those thugs

  • Comment Link Sunday, 02 September 2012 10:40 posted by Rex Jenkins

    Stop jet ski hire all together--maybe have rides only

  • Comment Link Friday, 03 August 2012 22:09 posted by Don Aleman

    Ah yes, more talk, lunch included, is surely the answer but, no meeting date was set. Doesn't really matter as none of the alleged perpetrators would attend anyway and the city "powers " have no way to make them come.
    I am sure I, some time ago, saw a comedy featuring Peter Sellers that worked pretty much like Pattaya.

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