UPDATE: Owner of Phuket Villa at Center of Stair Kicking Controversy to Face Legal Action


Thalang, Phuket –

A villa owner at Yamu Beach in Paklok is going to face legal action after part of the villa encroached on the public area.

Our previous story:

The beach stairs of a villa are being ordered to be demolished after officials found they were indeed encroaching on a public beach in Paklok. This follows a viral incident involving a foreigner and a Thai doctor on the stairs. The Paklok Mayor Mr. Panya Sampaorat has filed a legal report against the villa owner over public encroaching.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Provincial Commander Major General Sunlert Sukhum told the Phuket Express on Saturday (March 2nd) that a summons had been issued for the villa company managing director identified only as Mr. Milos (nationality was not given and the company name was withheld).

He has to present himself to the Thalang Police on Wednesday March 6th. They (the company) will face legal action over public area encroaching.

It has been reported that the villa is being rented by the foreign man and his family for about 1,000,000 baht per month.

Meanwhile, Phuket officials are also reportedly planning to inspect land and title deeds for every villa in the affluent Yamu Beach area for possible beach encroachment following the viral incident.

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.