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This man is trying to do a very necessary job on a modest government salary and is intimidated. As he says why would someone in BKK sign off to destroy coral in a protected area. Even if they did would it be legally enforceable if it was breaking the law. you article is not clear as it mentioned being sued which is civil law but then mentions a criminal case. Please follow up on this case.
Posted by Fiesty Farang on July 26, 2013 15:29
Police are never involved in civil matters, only criminal.
Sea walking has to stop. It is really devastating to the already fragile coral reefs.
Posted by Maria on July 26, 2013 16:14
Some official in a shiny chair allowed this? ,will this unnamed official identify himself and appear in court as the star witness id say he will never be identified, make himself known or will have retired recently to places unknown.
Posted by slickmelb on July 27, 2013 05:44
Interesting. So now if you can lobby support from someone in authority you are licensed to destroy Thailands natural resources for profit.
Posted by soupdragon on July 27, 2013 07:04
I would think the Phuket Marine Biological Centre would have more of a case to sue the sea walking company, surely they will be made to rehabilitate the area they destroyed? It will be interesting to see how this plays out under Thai law.
Posted by coxo on July 27, 2013 07:14
Let's hope the bank accounts of all involved are revealed to the world.
hats off to this gentleman for actually doing his job.
Posted by fw on July 27, 2013 10:12
How dare these companies sue the very people who are trying to save their lively hood! Tourists will not want come to Phuket to see sandy murky dead water with no fish. Sea walking companies need to receive education about how to manage their own businesses.
Posted by silkyshark on July 27, 2013 20:32
How sad to see how far is corruption going :(
Posted by paul on July 28, 2013 12:04
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