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Illegal wildlife hunting scandal – One year on

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The trial of one of Thailand’s top construction tycoons, Premchai Karnasuta, for alleged illegal wildlife hunting moves into its final stage as the Thong Pha Phum provincial court has scheduled the reading of the verdict on March 19, 2019 according to Seub Nakhasathien Foundation chairman Sasin Chalermlarb, who was speaking on the first anniversary of the incident.

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In his lengthy Facebook post on the scandal, Sasin said that one panther had been sacrificed in return for the exposure of the dark side of Thailand’s construction mogul, Premchai Karnasuta, who has become best known in Thailand and across the World, not because of his construction empire but for his alleged involvement in illegal wildlife hunting in Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi.

Sasin added that, from the day of Premchai’s arrest by wildlife officials, Thai people have shown they are against his alleged conduct, appreciate the natural abundance of the sanctuary and feel the collective urge to protect the country’s natural heritage.

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