Santiburi Country Club in Koh Samui, Thailand

Legal action to be taken against an illegal golf course on Ko Samui


The Royal Forest Department (RFD) is pondering legal action against the proprietor of a golf course on Ko Samui in Surat Thani for alleged land encroachment after it was discovered that most of the golf course has encroached on a forest reserve.

Somkid Jiewkok, chief of the RFD’s forest protection unit on Ko Samui, said that the golf course covers more than 70 rai of land, but only 11 rai are legally owned by the proprietor with Por Bor Thor 5 local tax payment documents.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS

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