Thai MP permanently banned from politics for utilizing forest reserve land for farm

A former MP of Thailand’s Palang Pracharath is now permanently banned from Thai politics for utilizing forest reserve land in Ratchaburi province for her farm. Off-limits around the MP, Pareena Kraikupt, utilizing land started to surface in 2019. The Royal Forest Department then investigated the land, and concluded that Pareena’s poultry farm encroached on it. The division asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to take action in opposition to her.
Thailand’s Supreme Court determined the ruling for the everlasting ban on Thursday, though the court docket had already suspended the MP from all activities last yr. Now, Pareena can not run for political workplace at any stage, nationwide or native. The court docket stated she can be banned from voting in any election for 10 years. A by-election have to be held for her House seat in constituency 3 in Ratchaburi inside forty five days.
Pareena didn’t attend the court docket on Thursday, and her lawyer represented her.
Pareena additionally dangers criminal costs by the Natural Resources and Environmental Suppression Division. Pareena’s poultry farm was determined encroaching on forest reserves, and in addition on land supposed to be used by landless farmers. The NACC found Pareena responsible of encroaching on 113.eight hectares of land in complete.
Pareena reportedly claimed on her Facebook page that the land had been bought from other farmers. She claimed that the transaction, and the farm’s operation and taxation, have been all legal. The court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders discovered Pareena guilty of extreme ethical misconduct..