Governor Wichai - during your term in office as Governor of Phuket Province, you have demonstrated your willingness to resolve the many problems that are detrimental to the economy of Phuket, especially when it affects foreign tourists. We ask you to take positive and immediate action against a small but influential group of selfish people who bring shame to all Thai people - the tuk-tuk drivers on our lovely island whose reputation as aggressive, uncouth, greedy, seemingly above the rule of law, is well documented. Now we have yet another incident where an innocent French tourist family has been physically and violently assaulted by a member of of this 'mafia'. For the sake of the tourist sector in Phuket, please ban these tuk-tuks now! We ask you to introduce a public transport system or 'songthaews', with reasonable fares for passengers and drivers who respect both the law and guests who visit our island.