encroachment at Khao
Nor Chu Chi
(Photo by David Lewis)
Minister Thaksin Shinawatra ordered relevant agencies to look
into the problem of forest encroachment, particularly in Mae
Sot, Samui island, Phangnga and Chiang Mai's districts of Fang
and Chai Prakan.
Surapong Seubwonglee said Mr Thaksin believed 99% of state
officials were involved in forest encroachment and ordered
the transfer of officials found to be involved in the practice.
from Bangkok Post,
24th August, 2005.