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Parrotfish poaching Chinese tourist fined B100,000

PHUKET: An officer from Chalong Police Station has confirmed to The Phuket News today that the Chinese tourist who was arrested for poaching parrotfish at Koh Racha Yai on Wednesday (Jan 25) has been fined B100,000 for his actions.

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Yutthawat Lekmak

Friday 27 January 2017, 05:41PM


Huang was taken to Chalong Police Station after being caught poaching the parrotfish on Koh Racha Yai, Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Huang was taken to Chalong Police Station after being caught poaching the parrotfish on Koh Racha Yai, Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Sakkarin Sangjaroen of the Chalong Police told The Phuket News today (Jan 27) that the man, Huang Yongjia, 35, who had two baby parrotfish in a plastic bottle (see story here) was charged with illegally removing marine life from coral reef areas.

He has been fined B100,000 for his actions,” Lt Sakkarin said.

 

 

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Kurt | 28 January 2017 - 11:28:09

PhuketSam:

Yes, you put it 'mildly' very straight forward. Yes, you got the right picture!

Think about this:
--- A van driver is member of the Phuket transport mafia that rules Phuket. 
The non law enforcing Phuket police is helpful in not charging.
Just 'mediate' and collect.
Any other explanation?

---The Chinese tourist is just a foreigner, easy to empty his pocket before he went back to China.
( see the big happy smiles of the police officers on the photo? It was a great day).
--- I miss the 'story of punishment' of the thai tour guide.
Perhaps the tour guide informed the police and got a 'bonus' from the police for it.

How about the illegal establishments on the islands, flowing untreated wastewater into the sea, encircling the island(s) destroying the coral reefs?

The islands should be declared 'National park' and not allow visiting, anchoring, diving, without the present of a National park Ranger with police accredit/authority.

Easy and simple. 
But this is Thailand. With easy and simple a large part of kick back 'environment' falls away.

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PhuketSam | 28 January 2017 - 11:07:13

SO let me get this straight... A van driver destroys a house, kills 3 passengers, injures 6 others and is fined 150,000 Baht and has yet to be charged.

Apparently the lives of two baby parrot fish have the same value as a human life.

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Discover Thainess | 27 January 2017 - 20:36:30

Wow - people have been fined less for causing death by dangerous driving! 

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