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National deputy police chief steps in for Naka Noi land dispute update

PHUKET: National deputy police chief Pol Gen Sriwara Rangsipramanakul was in Phuket yesterday to be personally briefed on the ongoing land dispute at Naka Noi Island, off Phuket’s east coast.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 04:03PM


Present for the briefing at Thalang Police Station yesterday (Jan 28) were Thalang Police Chief Lt Col Theerawat Liamsuwan, Pa Khlok Mayor Panya Sampaorat, officials from the Thalang Land Office, soldiers, Phuket Tourist Police officers and other “involved officials”, said a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department.

According to the report, Gen Sriwara was briefed on the long-standing dispute between Phukhaohokluk (Six Mountains) Co Ltd owner Chanwit Lertkitsiriwattana and the Bangkok-based Hiranprueck family.

After many high-profile visits by famous Bangkok actor Puri Hiranprueck, who says his family inherited land on the island through his grandfather, a special investigation by the Land Department later ruled that the Six Mountains claim was based on an illegally issued “Flying SorKor 1”.

Eventually, Land Department Director-General Apinan Suethanuwong on July 14, 2016 gave the order to revoke a NorSor 3 Kor land occupancy document presented by Six Mountains claiming rights to state-owned land. (See story here.)

However, Gen Sriwara was also informed that forest officials have filed a formal request to the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute both parties for construction offenses and for the “clearing or burning forests, or doing anything in the way of deforestation or taking possession of forests for themselves or others without permission from the officials”.

Both parties have been summonsed to face the charges against them, Gen Sriwara was told.

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Gen Sriwara voiced his support for the advent of applying the law to all transgressors.

“In checking encroachment onto state land we must be fair to all parties and proceed according to the evidence,” he said.

However, according to the PR Dept report, there was no mention yesterday of the latest claims against the Hiranprueck family for allegedly refusing representatives from Six Mountains Co Ltd from arriving on public beach area on the island.

“They did not allow us to go up on the island, and told us that the Hiranprueck family was granted permission to do this by the Phuket Governor and the Phuket Marine Region 5.

“They claimed that everyone must get permission from the Hiranprueck family to gain access to the island,” said Six Mountains lawyer Narongrit Naetikiettiwong when filing the formal complaint – with evidence – at the Phuket Damrongdhamma Centre (Phuket Provincial Ombudsman’s Office) last month. (See story here.)

 

 

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Kurt | 30 January 2019 - 14:15:11

A local small matter, and a National deputy police chief ( general) steps in, with press briefing and paper waving?  That is funny.
Are Land Registration Offices, Lawyers, Prosecutors , and Courts not able to handle it according the thai laws?  Has this procedure not already passed the stage of RTP involvement? Quite curious, specially that RTP fairness talk. Thai laws are fair, right?  Or? 

Jor12 | 30 January 2019 - 13:12:00

It's because of allegations of theft, and trespass.

Timothy | 30 January 2019 - 09:49:50

Why do we always here about them wanting to be fair with both parties in these type of cases? If one party is doing something fraudulent, why should they be treated fair? They should be charged and punished.

Fascinated | 29 January 2019 - 19:30:37

This should be an issue for the Land Office and the courts, not the police. it's pretty clear there are 'dark forces' and vested interests involved in this. 'Bangkok based' says it all.

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