UPDATE: Swiss Expat in Phuket Involved in Viral Alleged Kicking Incident Has His Visa Revoked

Phuket –

The Phuket Immigration Office stated that they have officially revoked the visa of a Swiss Expat in Phuket at the center of a viral alleged kicking incident.

Our previous stories:

A doctor was allegedly kicked and verbally assaulted by a foreign man and his Thai wife near a villa at a beach in Pa Klok.

A video of the incident can be seen here. It contains harsh language that could offend sensitive viewers.

A Swiss expat and his Thai wife have apologized to a Thai doctor and the Thai people for a viral kicking incident but the Swiss man still insists he slipped and the kick wasn’t on purpose.

A Swiss Expat has been charged with bodily and mind harm after he allegedly kicked a female doctor near his rented villa in Thalang.

Photos depict a viral land encroachment issue on a Phuket Beach where people are seen sitting on steps that have become a focal point of controversy.

Over 500 local residents gathered at Ya Mu Beach in Phuket to demonstrate against a Swiss national, Mr. David, who allegedly kicked a female doctor.

Phuket officials have ordered the majority of the stairs involved in the incident to be removed as they state they illegally encroached on the beach.

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

Stairs at the villa that had encroached to the Yamu Beach where a Thai doctor was allegedly kicked by a Swiss expat in a viral incident were demolished.

Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul Addresses Alleged Foreign Mafia in Phuket, Vows to Take Serious Action.

A legal long-term visa permit for staying in Thailand is to be requested to be revoked for the Swiss expat who allegedly kicked a Thai doctor in a viral incident last month that has dominated Thai media headlines.

A Swiss Expat in Phuket at the center of a viral incident who has a Business Visa may have it extended due to ongoing legal action, even as some Phuket officials and residents call for his immediate deportation.

Now for the update:

On Thursday (March 7th) Colonel Parinya Klinkaesorn, the Immigration Spokesman said to the Thai press “The Immigration Commander of Region 6 Major General Songprod Sirisukkha has approved the revocation of Mr. URS BEAT FEHR or Mr. David’s business visa which allows him to stay long-term in Thailand as requested by Phuket Immigration.”

“We agreed that Mr. David’s behavior is believed to be harmful for the public, posing a risk to both peace and public safety.” Colonel Parinya added.

“Mr. David will be informed of his visa status and is set to be detained at Phuket Immigration. However, he is still in the process of legal action with a Thai national with the accusation of bodily and mind harm. He can request for bail during this process but will need to settle this legal matter before any formal deportation proceedings begin.” Colonel Parinya concluded.

It was unclear if Mr. David would be blacklisted on top of the deportation or how long any such period would last. Mr. David was reportedly consulting his lawyers for any potential way to appeal the revocation of his visa.

During the ongoing legal process stemming from the viral alleged kicking incident with a Thai doctor, Mr. David may be granted a temporary visa only allowing him to stay for court proceedings, called a suspect visa, since his business visa has been revoked.

Mr. David has continued to deny the accusation of kicking the Thai doctor, saying he slipped.

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.