Sunday, January 07, 2007

Thai Rak Thai wants investigation into new Prime Minister

According to the internet site for The Nation the Thai Rak Thai Partys legal advisor has today called on the Assets Examination Committee to investigate allegations that the current Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont illegally occupies forest reserve.

The party is asking why the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Kasem Sanidwong na Ayudhaya failed to release results of a ministry investigation after the New Year as promised.

Thai Rak Thai is alleging that the Nakhon Ratchasima forest where Surayud's mountain retreat was built is a reserve. Dwellings are prohibited and they cite two Cabinet resolutions stating so.

Their legal advisor Kamol Bandaipet concluded by saying 'The AEC should investigate this. Forestry officials are normally afraid of governments installed by coups'.

This is the soap opera that is Thai politics.

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