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  • Thailand News

    Thai monks implicated in illicit wildlife sanctuary encroachment

    Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary officers yesterday unveiled a case of alleged illicit encroachment involving monks from a highly revered temple in Chaiyaphum. The monks and their accomplices are suspected of violating the sanctity of the wildlife sanctuary’s protected grounds. The Suomi NPP satellite pinpointed 14 hotspots in a forest located in Nong Bua Daeng, Chaiyaphum on Tuesday. Responding swiftly, the…

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    Investigation launched into land encroachment at Khao Yai National Park

    A probe has been set in motion regarding allegations of land encroachment at Khao Yai National Park, with a firm commitment from authorities to reclaim properties illegally built on plots meant for landless farmers and penalise all officials implicated in the scandal. This development follows a meeting between Thanadon Suwannarit, a consultant to the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thamanat…

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    Restaurant encroachment threatens Hua Hin’s sandy shores

    Yamu Beach in Phuket may have just played second fiddle to an encroachment crisis engulfing the pristine sands of Hua Hin. Evidence surfaced on the Prachuap News Facebook page, showcasing a long line of eateries and guesthouses that have sunk their claws deep into Hua Hin’s main beach. Witnesses describe a scene akin to invasion, with some structures extending a…

  • Phuket News

    Alleged encroachment in Bang Khanun protected forest sparks controversy

    The Gulf of Thailand Coastal Area Conservation Network – Andaman (branch) raised concerns over alleged encroachment in the Bang Khanun protected forest reserve, calling for an investigation. Led by the chairman, Chamroon Kerddam, the group complained to the Phuket branch of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), implicating government officials in facilitating unlawful activities in the protected area. The complaint, submitted…

  • Thailand News

    Ex-deputy health minister faces lawsuit for Khao Yai park encroachment

    The state prosecutor announced plans to file a lawsuit against ex-Deputy Public Health Minister Sunthorn Wilawan, along with 11 others in connection with the encroachment of the Khao Yai National Park. The court date is set for February 28, according to Wirun Chanthananan, Director of Public Prosecution of the Office of the Attorney-General’s (OAG) Special Litigation Office. On January 4,…

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    Village headman implicated in Chon Buri forest land encroachment

    A village headman stands accused of participating in forest land encroachment in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri. This allegation surfaced during an investigation led by the district chief, Sunthorn Munao­waroh, who visited the affected region within the Kao Krating forest reserve yesterday. Thawatchai Srithong, the governor of Chon Buri, commanded Sunthorn to conduct the inquiry following the public release…

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    Pattaya City takes legal action against businesses for Koh Lan forest encroachment

    Legal action is being pursued by Pattaya City against businesses accused of encroaching on forest land on Koh Lan, confirms Deputy Mayor, Manote Nongyai. The city received information regarding the alleged encroachment near Sangwan Beach from a local non-profit organisation. After conducting a survey, city officials confirmed that the encroachment had taken place with approximately 10 rai of forest land…

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    Public canal encroachment: Luxury Thai house to face demolition

    The Kao Chi Chan Subdistrict Municipality issued an order for the demolition of a luxurious Thai-styled house, built over a public canal, within 30 days. The owner clarified that if they had known about the public canal encroachment situation, they would not have purchased the property in the first place. Following a complaint by locals from the Na Jomtien subdistrict,…

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    Shore thing: Coastal encroachment sparks wave of controversy in Chon Buri

    Chon Buri’s local authorities lodged complaints yesterday against a resort proprietor and a village leader, accusing them of encroaching on a coastal region in the Sattahip district by constructing a ramp. The ramp was being erected behind a now-defunct resort in Tambon Samae San in Moo 1, an area under investigation following a complaint about suspected coastal encroachment. Following the…

  • Phuket News

    DSI investigates 225 million baht land encroachment in Sirinath National Park

    An expanse of land in Phuket, valued at over 225 million baht, is currently under scrutiny for allegedly infringing on the territory of the Sirinath National Park. Police Captain Piya Raksakul, Deputy Director General of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) arrived in Phuket yesterday, intending to examine the situation. Accompanying Piya was Police Lieutenant Colonel Amorn Hongsritong, head of…

  • Pattaya News

    Sattahip resort ordered to close for land encroachment

    A lesson that never seems to be learned time and time again in Thailand: if you’re breaking the law, maybe don’t advertise it on social media. A luxury resort in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri has been ordered to close due to land encroachment after recently posted advertisements on social media for sea-view rooms. Star Over Sea received the…

  • Crime News

    Thai navy busts Phuket umbrella operator for beach encroachment

    The Royal Thai Navy busted a Phuket umbrella operator for encroaching on a beach yesterday. The incident happened on Koh Racha Yai, an island off southern Phuket. The navy inspected the island yesterday and found the operator on Ao Pratok Beach. Twenty sets of umbrellas were seized, and the operator was arrested and brought to Chalong Police Station for further…

  • South Thailand News

    Sea nomads win land encroachment case in South Thailand

    Sea nomads have won a land encroachment case in South Thailand after a month-long legal battle. The dispute was over a fence blocking access to a school on the island of Koh Lipe. The Ban Koh Adang school is located in a community populated by Thailand’s Moken minority group. The moken are a semi-nomadic Austronesian group that lives in Thai…

  • Bangkok News

    Sea nomads take struggle over alleged land encroachment to Bangkok

    Sea nomads are taking their struggle over alleged land encroachment to Bangkok. The nomads are part of the Moken minority, a group of semi-nomadic Austronesian group that lives in Thai coastal provinces and inhabits over 800 islands in the Andaman Sea. Today, a group of Moken people from Koh Lipe rallied in front of the Treasury Department, demanding justice over…

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    Police raid Kanchanaburi resorts for land encroachment

    There’s been a new incident of Thailand’s tourism industry disturbing the country’s nature, this time in Kanchanaburi. Police in the western province have raided 4 resorts yesterday that encroached on forest land, as well as land belonging to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. The police busted resorts around a dam in the Sri Sawat district. The first resort had…

  • World NewsKoreans celebrate their language but fear foreign encroachment

    Koreans celebrate their language but fear foreign encroachment

    October 9, a national holiday to honor the Hangul, the Korean alphabet, is a red-letter day on the South Korean calendar. The holiday was established in 1970, and purists are now warning that the writing system, which will mark its 575th anniversary this year, is increasingly threatened by foreign words. The words, purists say, are being adopted as a result…

  • Thailand video news

    Investigation on land encroachment and Ambergris worth 1 mil $ | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 96

    In today’s episode Jay and Tim talk about an ongoing investigation on possible land encroachment by a hotel in Phuket, problems for re-opening and a man finding whale ambergris worth 30 million BHT.

  • Phuket News

    Former prosecutors face corruption charges in Phuket land encroachment case

    2 former public prosecutors in Phuket face charges of corruption after allegedly seeking a bribe from a company accused of land encroachment in a national park. The Office of the Attorney-General confirms that Thamma Sornchai and Wanchat Choonhathanom are being indicted on bribery charges. According to a Bangkok Post report, Thamma is accused of asking a foreign-run company for a…

  • Phuket News

    Officials says no illegal land encroachment at Phuket’s Sri Panwa resort

    After coming in for some negative online attention recently, the land title deeds of the Sri Panwa Phuket resort have been investigated and found “to be in order”. The 5-star hotel first attracted the attention of netizens when its owner, Vorasit Issara, publicly criticised anti-government activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, calling for her arrest. He also claimed she wasn’t Thai, a factually…

  • Crime News

    Official faces encroachment charge, American’s home seized in Petchabun

    A senior official of the Office of the PM is facing encroachment charges after the seizure of a house built by an American man near Khao Kho national park in the northern Phetchabun province. Authorities filed a police report following an investigation by a team of forestry officials, soldiers and local authorities at the site on Thursday evening. They were…

  • Phuket News

    Officials file report about land encroachment on Naka Noi Island

    Forest Department officers and soldiers yesterday (Aug 1) filed a report to police about alleged land encroachment on Naka Noi Island which is located next to Thai actor Puri Hiranpruk’s land plot. Yesterday, officers investigated the land plot on Naka Noi Island. The investigation came after they were notified about 10 men carrying construction equipment to the land area. They…

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    Officials investigating alleged encroachment in a Layan mangrove

    Local fishermen in Baan Layan have filed complaints to the Damrongdhama Centre at the Phuket City Hall yesterday (June 11) calling for an investigation over alleged mangrove encroachment in Cherng Talay. More than 20 of Layan’s local fishermen, led by Somsak Prokaew, have handed a letter of complaint to the Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung and the Phuket Fisheries Office…

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    Illegal hotels and land encroachment crackdown on Koh Phi Phi

    Officials are investigating about 40 rai plot of land where 34 villas and a big swimming pool are being built on Koh Phi Phi Don. Officials have also been taking action regarding the implantation of the Immigration Act whilst checking hotels and hostels on the island. Today (June 6) a team of officials led by Krabi’s Vice Governor Apinan Pueakpong…

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    Officials inspect alleged land encroachment in Kamala and Rawai

    Officials from the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), led by deputy secretary-general Lt Col Korntip Daroj, have inspected two alleged land encroachments – one in Kamala and one in Rawai. Officials first inspected the Pak Bang public animal agistment reserve in Kamala which is claimed to be rented by foreigners for their own use. “The northern boundary borders with a coconut tree…

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    Targeting rubber encroachments in our forests

    Amid the plunging price of rubber latex to below 50 baht per kilogram, concerned officials are now eyeing the potential for eliminating the encroachment of rubber trees in forests. As well as returning forests back to nature, the move would help reduce the volume of latex and thus push up prices. The Rubber Authority of Thailand recently contacted Natural Resources…

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    Jail terms for three officials in Phuket land encroachment case

    The Criminal Court on Monday handed down prison sentences to all three surviving offenders in the Phuket land-corruption case, while the Land Department was ordered to revoke the land deed at issue in the case. The court sentenced the first defendant, Narong Ounseam, the land surveyor, to five years in jail; the second defendant, Sommit Suebsin, the kamnan of Tambon…

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    Ao Sane and Nakkerd Mountain under DSI investigation for encroachment

    The DSI deputy director-general, Pol Lt Col Prawut Wongsinil, along with his DSI team, Forestry officers and local authorities, visited two alleged encroached land plots including at Ao Sane Beach (Baan Laem Krating) near Nai Harn beach and Nakkerd Mountain in Karon. The first spot visited was Nakkerd Mountain following complaints about an illegal land deed covering 20 rai of…

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    DSI checking alleged Phang Nga National Park encroachment

    The DSI (Department of Special Investigations) are checking two luxury houses located on Pa Kuantohla and Pa Laemsam mountains alongside another 2,000 rai of land that is alleged to have an illegal land deed. After checking the land document at the local land office, DSI have found that the names of landlords are a famous millionaire and his children who…

  • Phuket News

    Zipline business under investigation for forest encroachment

    PHUKET: A team of officials from the Royal Forestry Department (RFD) yesterday visited four ziplining facilities in Phuket and uncovered one allegedly guilty of forest encroachment. Nationwide raids of such facilities are being conducted after a tourist died in a ziplining accident in Chiang Mai late last year. Six operators in Chiang Mai and one in Rayong have been charged…

  • Phuket News

    Marine Office prepares to tackle Mai Khao encroachment

    PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Office yesterday vowed to take action against a business owner who has allegedly constructed a building on public beach land in Mai Khao. Earlier this month, the building owner, Somboon Pakdee, was summoned for discussions to allow him to clarify his position. “Locals from Moo 5, Baan Laem La, filed a complaint that Mr Somboon had…