Chaiyut Prayoonyong, 65, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, is the president of the Phuket Gold Shop Association. The owner of three gold shops on the island, Mr Chaiyut has over 40 years’ experience as a gold trader.

Here, he talks about the steps gold shop owners should take to protect their shops against robberies, and suggests that the government create stricter punishments for thieves.

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