17 Sep '11, 3am

Investigators probing more illegal resort properties in Thailand

Investigators probing more illegal resort properties in Thailand

The Nation/Asia News Network Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 Forest Resource Management Office 8 (Nakhon Ratchasima) is preparing to take action against the owners of 37 more resorts and vacation homes in the province's Wang Nam Kheow district. "Aerial pictures suggest that these properties are located inside the Khao Phu Luang forest reserve," the office's director Suthep Pawareswittayararn said yesterday. However, he said his office would investigate the case further before deciding on whom it should lodge a complaint against. Relevant authorities have now been seriously surveying the Khao Phu Luang forest reserve in a bid to crack down on encroachment. Police investigators have already summoned the owners of 22 other properties located in the forest reserve to acknowledge charges against them. Of these 22, six have come forward but denied the charges against them. They have prod...

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