Phuket Park Chief, Fearing For His Life, Requests Transfer

Kitipat Tharapiban, pictured during the destruction of illegal restaurants at Sai Kaew Beach [The Phuket News]

(The Phuket News)

PHUKET  The chief of Sirinart Marine National Park has requested a transfer, telling his boss that he fears for his life.

On Thursday the Director of National Parks, Samak Donnapee, revealed that he had received the transfer request.

He said that the park chief, Kitipat Tharapiban, had cited stress from constant threats by “investors” and angry people who had been the targets of demolition of illegal construction of restaurants and bars at Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Sai Kaew beaches.

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