Five Thai agencies agree to team up against land encroachment

Date of Release: 
Aug 15 2012

The Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) teamed up with four environmental watchdog agencies yesterday to review officials who may be involved in encroachment on forest land and illegally destroying natural resources.

"We found that a lot of officials, especially those who work at the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and Land Department, are involved in forest encroachment by designating fake forest boundaries and issuing illegal land-ownership documents for forest reserve areas," PACC chief Pol Colonel Dusadee Arayawut said.

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