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National park ranger honored for returning money to tourist

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has held a ceremony to honor a park ranger who returned a large sum of money to a foreign tourist visiting Krabi province.

rangerMr Thanya Netithammakun, Deputy Director-General of the DNP, granted an honorary certificate and pin as well as a cash reward to Mr Wutthichai Prathumthong, a park ranger at Maya Bay, Noppharat Thara Beach-Phi Phi Islands National Park, Krabi province.

Mr Wutthichai came across a bag containing over 100,000 baht and managed to return it to the owner, a 36-year-old Iranian tourist who had made a trip to Maya Bay on January 19.

Mr Thanya cited the good Samaritan as an exemplary figure for other officials. The Deputy Director-General said the department will consider increasing his salary in appreciation of his good deed.




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