Maitri Inthusut arrived on the island to take up the position of Governor of Phuket on October 8. With a master’s degree in political science from Thammasat University, he joined the National Security Council, rising to the position of NSC Secretary-General, before taking up the position of Chief Secretary for Secretariat of the Cabinet. He has also served as Governor for the provinces of Trang and Phayao.
Here, in his second ‘Letter from the Governor’, he wishes for everyone on Phuket to improve themselves and find happiness in the coming new year.
PHUKET: My New Year wish is to see three distinct groups in Phuket join together in harmony in order to help Phuket move forward to an even brighter future.
The first group is government officers. I would like them to be capable as they carry out their duties, as well as knowledgeable, lively, strong and diligent around the clock.
The second group are the people of Phuket, who must love each other, stand united and show goodwill to those who come to their doorstep. They should be honest, fair and be gracious to others as they enter the new year.
The last group is tourists. I wish to see tourists on holiday in Phuket find their time here pleasurable, rewarding and relaxing. I truly hope they all have a great time on Phuket and come back to share our beautiful island with family and friends.
I hope that my wishes for these three groups work in sync so that I am given the momentum necessary to take the island forward. With the support of everyone, I will be able to successfully manage and coordinate the resources of our island for a successful new year.
Tourists, officers and local residents should all also seek to follow five simple rules for happiness to ensure that next year is a wonderful experience. The sooner a person starts taking steps along these paths, the sooner they will find happiness in their life.
It is also important for everyone, including myself, to focus on building good relationships. Being polite and charming, remembering peoples’ names and supporting their positive actions with compliments will make it easier to connect with them.
When you establish strong connections, both you and the people you work with will be able to find solutions to problems you both face as well as help each other succeed in obtaining your goals for 2013.
Simply by paying attention and attempting to understand what those around you are doing and what their goals are will allow you to create a new year full of opportunity.
So please, tourists, officers, locals come together. Be aware of each others’ needs and understand why it is important for those needs to be fulfilled.
Myself and the rest of those on Phuket can come together in 2013 to ensure a brighter future for our island.