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Judges don't have to dismantle
Judges don't have to dismantle
In a forest land on Doi Suthep that belongs to the army, judges carved out a forest to build homes for court officials and claim that this action is totally legal.
Khaosod English reports that the Militay Junta ordered people to stop their protest against the scar of Chiang Mai.
Judges cut into the wood
Update (April 10th):
The executive committee of the Courts of Justice decided to forward the fate of the controversial housing and office building project in Chiang Mai to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
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The Nation:
Office of the judiciary says it would be breaking the law if it called off the project or demolished buildings...
Bangkok Post:
Activists demand removal of houses on Doi Suthep
The Nation:
Chiang Rai forestry official fired over illegal logging
Khaosod English:
A senior judge suggested the protesters should let the court officials stay in their new mountain homes 10 years before assessing the environmental impact
Bangkok Post:
Majority say housing project for judges at Doi Suthep inappropriate
Bangkok Post:
Chiang Mai people demand demolition of houses for judges at Doi Suthep
The Nation:
Huge rally demands demolition of housing in Chiang Mai forest
Khaosod English:
Protesters Give PM 7 Days to Address Judges' Chiang Mai Dachas
Bangkok Post:
Doi Suthep protest over forest intensifies
Bangkok Post:
Government to return Doi Suthep housing land plot to park
Bangkok Post:
Campaigners against Doi Suthep housing eye demolition, but the Government fears possible legal wrangles
The Nation:
Two committees start talks to resolve details over judges’ residences
Bangkok Post:
Doi Suthep ready for reforestation
Sooner or later, the judges will get their houses. It looks like the Government is fooling the activists...
Pattaya News Flash:
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
PS: In Thailand it is not allowed to build houses directly on a beach, but the beach along Walking Street belongs to the army. Therefore it is totally legal...
No Justice for the Poor?
No Justice for the Poor?
Police failed six times to capture whoever broke into the home of a poor family, Khaosod English reports.
Even when the family have footage from a security camera that shows a potential suspect, Police still didn't do anything about it.
Obviously Thailand's Police is working only if they can get some money...
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Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Pattaya News Flash: Justice in Thailand
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On July 12th, 2010, Police arrested Mr. Udom Sirison, age 51, and Ms. Daeng Sirison, age 48 – a married couple living in Kalasin Province. They were charged with trespassing on forest lands to scavenge for mushrooms and illegal logging on protected forest reserves. The court sentenced the couple to 30 years in prison, which was reduced to 15 when they pleaded guilty.
In reality the couple went to collect mushrooms; there was no trespassing and no illegal logging.
Later, Udom Sirisorn and Daeng Sirisorn were handed down reduced sentences of five years by a court in Kalasin province, seven years after they were first convicted of illegal logging there.
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On February 5th, 2018, Premchai Karnasuta, the 63-year-old president of Italian-Thai Development and three others were caught 02:00 in the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary with animal carcasses and hunting weapons in an area where camping is prohibited.
The four men were sent to the local Police Station where they were charged with hunting animals in a wildlife sanctuary, which carries a maximum sentence of five years and a fine of 50'000 Baht.
They were also charged with weapons-related charges and poaching, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a 200'000 Baht fine.
Illegal poaching by the rich and powerful is common in Thailand. The Police, rich people and Government Officials do it all the time.
At the time of writing Premchai Karnasuta is still not in custody, despite ignoring the first two summon orderings. He turned himself in at a police station on March 2nd, 2018, just days before a third summon for him to appear was to expire.
The suspects' fourth-session bail expired on March 26th, 2018. No actions(s) were reported, but Premchai's wife will face charge of possessing African elephant tusks, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment General Surasak Karnjanarat announced.
Media fear that the case will end as Red Bull's Heir case: The culprit vanished untraceably into the clouds...
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Thailand's Judge and Lawyer entertain the world - nobody else
A court dropped nearly half of the charges filed against a powerful mogul
I am Powerful, Rich and Famous
A court dropped nearly half of the charges filed against a powerful mogul accused of poaching protected wildlife in a sanctuary, Khaosod English reports.
On April 24th Bangkok Post reports that Prosecutors have decided to indict construction tycoon and accuse wildlife poacher Premchai Karnasuta on an additional charge of illegal possession of firearms.
Update (April 6th):
BBC:
Bollywood superstar jailed for five years for poaching
Bangkok Post:
Bollywood superstar was granted bail
Khaosod English:
Premchai claims innocence, refuses to step down
Bangkok Post:
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will decide whether to indict construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta on three charges related to wildlife poaching that were dropped earlier at the request of prosecutors
Bangkok Post:
Premchai to be indicted on six charges, three dropped
Khaosod English:
Attorney General to Seek 3 Million Baht From Premchai
But what will really happen in Thailand to a powerful, rich and famous mogul?
Beware: Billionairs are hunting wild animals
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Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
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