Sea gypsies win court case

 Sea gypsies win court case

Koh Panyi sea gypsy fishing village in Phang Nga Province. Photo: Allerina & Glen MacLarty / flickr.




The Phuket Provincial Court dismissed a case Tuesday in which four sea gypsies were accused of unlawfully occupying beachfront land on Phuket’s Rawai beach, saying the sea tribe owned the land before the title deed was issued for the property.

Boonsri Tantiwatanawallop and Jindarat Thammajak, relatives of the late Than Mukdee, who had claimed to own the 12-rai land plot, filed a lawsuit with the court to evict the four villagers — Aew, Woranan and Bancha (all with the same family name of Hadsaithong) and Niran Yangpan — from the seaside land in Muang district.

Full story: Bangkok Post

ACHADTAYA CHUENNIRAN



TN

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