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PHUKET: The Phuket Appeal Court today overturned the judgment of the Provincial Court and ordered businessman Boonkeng Srisansuchart to vacate two plots of land, of 21 rai and 68 rai respectively, in the Panturat Hills next to the bypass road.

K. Boonkeng is a major property developer and the owner of Srisuchart Transportation.

The successful appeal was made by the Provincial Land Reform Office (PLRO), which argued that K. Boonkeng had no right to occupy the land because the two plots had been included in the SorPorKor land reform program, which is aimed at providing poor people with farmland.

The court heard that K. Boonkeng is neither a farmer nor poor. He owns four companies and more than 20 pieces of Chanote-titled land, His estimated annual income, the court was told, is more than 10 million baht.

K. Boonkeng countered that the land had been in his family for generations before the SorPorKor land reform was started.

The Appeal Court disagreed, and ordered K. Boonkeng and his associates to vacate the land.

The court victory by the PLRO is the third successful case against rich people in possession of SorPorKor land. Last month, Narong Nopdara and Tossaporn Thepabutr were expelled from land in the Nakkerd Hills in Karon.

Like the other two, K. Boonkeng may apply to the Supreme Court to try to get the Appeal Court decision reversed.

The Appeal Court is to consider eight further appeals by the PLRO against Provincial Court judgments on land ownership.

The Chief of the PLRO,Teerawut Tawornpattanavong, said that if the cases go to the Supreme Court and the PLRO wins again, it will rescind the SorPorKor status of the land and designate it for public recreational use.

 

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Disease Control Department back-peddled saying that that foreigners living in Thailand WILL also be vaccinated, governor of Chiang Mai is calling for the ban on dining in at restaurants in the northern city to be lifted and for eateries to be allowed to serve food on-site until 9pm, Tourism and Sports Minister insists the southern island of Phuket must record zero Covid-19 cases if a planned July re-opening is to go ahead, and 150 million baht worth of methamphetamine pills were impounded in Nakhon Phanom yesterday

 

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Phuket red zone list adds Krabi, Trang, Ranong, Phatthalung

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FILE PHOTO: The Phuket checkpoint now lists 25 provinces as a red zone.

Visitors to Phuket from Krabi, Trang, Ranong, and Phatthalung will now have to prove they’re vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, as they’ve been added to the red zone province list. People entering without those qualifications will have to take a rapid antigen test on the spot before being allowed into Phuket.

The 4 provinces join a group of 21 other provinces already on the Phuket red zone list requiring strict measures to enter. That list even includes Phuket itself, as people do exit the province have to prove a negative test or vaccination before being allowed to re-enter.

Phuket’s vice governor made the announcement yesterday after the governor signed the order and put it into effect until at least May 15th. That same order requires all trucks transporting goods to travel from 11 pm to 5 am, the nighttime hours that other people are not allowed to enter the island. Phuket recently closed its entry checkpoints from late night to early morning after reports of exhaustion from the health officials working to test everyone or verify their credentials.

Delivery drivers will also have to pass the same requirements as red zone province arrivals before entering Phuket. Any driver who does not have a negative test within 72 hours or proof that they’ve received both doses of a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration, will be forced to wait until the regular checkpoint opens at 5 am to receive a rapid antigen test.

Over 40,000 people from red zones have now been tested at the checkpoint to enter Phuket. In the first week of the requirement which began on April 22, health officials tested more than 22,000 people, overwhelming staff and prompting the government to close the entrance from 11 pm to 5 am to give checkpoint workers a break.

The 25 provinces currently classified as a red zone for entering Phuket are as follows:

Bangkok Nakhon Pathom Pathum Thani Rayong Suphan Buri
Chiang Mai Nakhon Ratchasima Phatthalung Sa Kaeo Surat Thani
Chonburi Nakhon Sri Thammarat Phuket Samut Prakan Tak
Khon Kaen Narathiwat Prachuap Khiri Khan Samut Sakhon Trang
Krabi Nonthaburi Ranong Songkhla Udon Thani

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

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