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B4bn Phuket land seizure not to impact Big Buddha

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Big Buddha in Phuket

Big Buddha statue in Phuket. Photo: Janeke88 (Pixabay).

PHUKET: Despite photographs of Phuket’s Big Buddha appearing along side news stories about the seizure of land valued at 4 billion baht in the same area, the iconic statue will be unaffected by the Anti-Money Laundering Office’s (AMLO’s) investigation.

The AMLO transaction board resolved to seize a 45-rai plot and a 19-rai plot of land along Freedom Beach and in the Nakkerd Hills, on which the iconic statue resides, Seehanart Prayoonrat, AMLO secretary-general revealed on Wednesday.

Read more: Phuket Gazette

Chutharat Plerin,
Phuket Gazette

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