Connect with us

Phuket

Bangkok backtracks on SorPorKor cancelations

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

Bangkok backtracks on SorPorKor cancelations | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

BANGKOK (The Nation): The Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) in Bangkok, which canceled 153 SorPorKor 4-01 papers held by 139 people in Phuket for misuse of the land, has announced that, after further investigation, it is recommending some people have their papers reinstated. Adisak Srisappakij, Permanent Secretary of the ALRO, told The Nation that he plans to ask the SorPorKor Land Commission to reinstate the papers on 32 plots previously held by 31 people after checks had shown that they had done nothing wrong, and were genuinely poor farmers. He gave a couple of examples. Saowapa Srisansuchart was originally included in the list because she had been accused of being an executive director of a private company (and therefore ineligible to hold SPK land, which is reserved for poor people). Further investigations, however, had shown that she was merely a shareholder in the company. In another case, he said, Wichit Kaepradub had been accused of selling his SorPorKor land when in fact he had not; he had borrowed money from a bank, using the SorPorKor paper as collateral. “I would like to stress that the reason I have asked for these people to have their papers reinstated is because they have genuinely done nothing wrong,” K. Adisak said. “I am not doing it to ‘help’ specific people.” Details are to be sent to the commission, which will make recommendations to Deputy Agriculture Minister Newin Chidchob in June.

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tourism

Phuket may be chosen as test case in phased re-opening to foreign tourists

Maya Taylor

Published

on

Phuket may be chosen as test case in phased re-opening to foreign tourists | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Syed Ahmad on Unsplash

As the Tourism Authority of Thailand considers how the country might safely re-open its borders, the Bangkok Post reports that there are tentative plans afoot to kick off the project with Phuket, possibly in October. The director-general of the Department of Health, Panpimon Wipulakorn, says Phuket’s position as a self-contained island means it would be easier to control any potential Covid-19 outbreak following re-opening. During the peak of the initial wave of Covid-19 infections in Thailand, Phuket had the highest rate of infections in the country, per capita, mostly concentrated in the Patong and Bang Tao areas. Meanwhile, TAT spokeswoman […]

Continue Reading

Phuket

Korean man in Phuket suicide

Jack Burton

Published

on

Korean man in Phuket suicide | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Phuket Andaman News

In an apparent suicide, the body of a South Korean man was found in a pickup truck in the city district of the southern resort province of Phuket yesterday, his head covered in a plastic bag. Police found the white pickup, with Phuket licence plates, in the car park of the Golden Triangle Been Co. in tambon Vichit after being alerted at around 11:40am. The body of the 40 year old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives and the South Korean embassy, was found in the driver’s seat. He was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans […]

Continue Reading

Environment

PHIST – Asia’s largest online tourism event, returns this September

The Thaiger

Published

on

PHIST – Asia’s largest online tourism event, returns this September | The Thaiger

PHIST, the Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism, is set to break down boundaries again with a “virtual” version of Asia’s largest sustainable travel and hospitality event on September 7. Over 1,200 of the industry’s leading figures are expected to attend this socially-distant online gathering. The online event will include keynote addresses, interactive sessions, educational workshops and a green exhibition. The original edition of PHIST 2020 was scheduled to take place as a conference in Phuket but this was before the global pandemic caused disruption to the travel landscape. In the spirit of innovation and resilience, this conference is now […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending