Phuket Officials Inspect Homeless People in Patong

Patong –

Relevant Phuket officials inspected homeless people and beggars in the Patong area this past week.

Officials from the Phuket Protection Center for the Destitute told the Phuket Express that they inspected homeless people and beggars near Patong Beach and the nearby area in a campaign from January 16th to January 20th with Patong Police and Patong Law Enforcement officers.

Eight homeless people were found which were four men, three women, and a young girl. Officials recorded personal information from them. Three of them were taken to the Phuket Protection Center for the Destitute, although as this was voluntary the others declined.

Homeless, especially from migrants, has increased in Phuket in recent years due to a variety of factors including the Covid pandemic, restrictions, and still returning tourism and job market.


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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.