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The great Phuket cleanup

A 14-member team of police, backed by the military, has moved in to tackle corruption on the island and is taking on the authorities that have allowed the problems to fester

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Maj Gen Paween Pongsir’s four years of experience with Phuket police saw him dragooned from his new post in Surat Thani to return and clean up corruption in the popular tourist resort. 

breaking down barriers: Support from the military has ensured swift progress in the removal of illegal structures from Sirinat National Park. photos: Achadtaya Chuennirun

Based on his experience with his former colleagues and local officials, he knew it wasn’t going to be easy.

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