Phuket must be more self–governing to develop into a world-class tourism city, says political leader “Korn” of the Kla Party


  Mr. Korn Chatikavanich, the political leader of the Kla Party, encouraged Phuket to be more self-governing to become a world-class tourism city, which will be beneficial in many aspects according to him.

On March 19th, Mr. Korn Chatikavanich and his Phuket MP candidate
Mr. Thames Kraitat, attended a meeting with the Andaman Provincial Tourism Association to discuss Phuket becoming a “Digital Hub” to reform the archaic bureaucracy and boost tourism.

Moreover, according to Mr. Korn’s interview, he additionally emphasized on Phuket to be more self-governing in order to opt for the most appropriate measures for Phuket based on its own discretion to effectively satisfy the people’s needs.

Second, Phuket should be able to manage its own funds and police system, be allocated more budget, and be granted the right to elect its own governor for a faster and better operation.

Lastly, Mr. Korn speculated a “big” change, which was attributable to the Ukraine-Russia war, to affect Thailand in regards to international relations and cost of living as evidenced by the current rise of the oil price. He said that this is the reason Phuket should be more independent to opt for the most suitable measures to take in order to effectively support the people from these two countries, hoping that they will visit Thailand without any dilemma because Thailand always maintains a neutral image in most of the international conflicts.

“Phuket must be transformed into a special economic zone in order to become a world-class city. All the basic infrastructures should be set up and ready for people, and it should deploy a traveling package to persuade tourists to come to Phuket to boost the businesses” said Mr. Korn, the political leader of the Kla Party.

As for Mr. Thames Kraitat, the Phuket MP candidate of the Kla Party, he stated that he was born in Phuket and always serves the city even before he ran for this position. He promised to improve the city to keep up with the worldwide changes.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.