Phuket villagers fight forced evictions

Phuket villagers fight forced evictions

By The Phuket News

 

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Pracha Samakkee Community in Koh Kaew representative Weerayut Jaesoh (right) explains the villagers’ plight of forced evictions to the DSI yesterday (Jan 23). Photo: DSI

 

PHUKET: Residents from the Pracha Samakkee Community in Koh Kaew, north of Phuket Town, have petitioned the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to help them win a bitter land dispute.

 

The residents filed their request in Bangkok yesterday (Jan 23) for the agency to produce maps of their community dating back to 1951 so the residents can to use them in a legal battle against a man who claims to already own more than 300 rai of land they live on, the Bangkok Post reports today. 

 

Three hundred and twenty-six residents of the Pracha Samakkee community are facing legal suits filed against them by the man – 26 of them had never made use of the land before, said community representative Weerayut Jaesoh.


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