Hundreds of rai of public land valued at 30 billion baht are allegedly in private hands because of false chanote land titles, with a lengthy investigation still proceeding.
The Sirinath National Park Director, Kittipat Tammasiban, yesterday called on the Army's Internal Security Operations Command for help at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall in Phuket City.
''The biggest problem we have is accessing the history of these chanote titles,'' he said. ''The Land Titles Department refuses to grant us access to the historic documents.''
Isoc Region 8 Commander Major General Warong Kotdamrong said that he was prepared to assist where he could and would make sure the issue was raised with the Prime Minister.
He added that Isoc was willing to send staff to help with the investigation because he believed government officials had an involvement in transferring the parkland into private hands.