The transfer of Cheewapad Cheewatam at the beginning of May was sad because he had been working to right wrongs, said Samak Dannapee, the Director of Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.
Khun Cheewapad had allegedly been offered 30 million baht to sign off on a chanote title deed covering 300 rai in dispute,Khun Samak said.
''The pressure is constant because the people involved in the examination of the border deeds have great influence and lots of money,'' he said.
Khun Samak said following the departure of the park's director, a new and more aggressive phase of the investigation, initiated when Damrong ''The Demolisher'' Pidech was Director General of the department, would begin.
Khun Cheewapad's replacement has been chosen and will be on Phuket soon, Khun Samak said.