Luxury resort built on nationwide park land given demolition order

Don’t worry Tear it down, or we will.”
That’s the ultimatum officers have given the proprietor of a luxurious resort constructed on national park land in Kanchanaburi, western Thailand. The Phatsapada Resort, which consists of 17 chalets, has been built on land belonging to Khao Laem National Park. A demolition order, posted outdoors the property yesterday, offers the proprietor 7 days by which to drag it down.
“Failure to do so will see officers take charge of the demolition, at a price of 200,000 baht, which the proprietor might be obliged to pay.”
The Bangkok Post reviews that the resort was lately inherited by the heirs of its former owner, Ms Jarupha Detchinda, after she died. It’s understood Jarupha represented an alleged “high-ranking member of the military” who constructed the resort, in accordance with Niphon Chamnongsirisak, from the Protected Areas Regional Office three.
Jarupha had beforehand been fined 30,000 baht and sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment in January 2018. She was also required to pay 103,379 baht to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. A subsequent attraction upheld the jail time period, however suspended it for 2 years, and her nice was decreased to 10,000 baht.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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