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Gold mine company acknowledges charges


Akara Resources Public Company Ltd has acknowledged three charges levelled against it by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

The charges are related to a gold mine the firm had operated in Phichit’s Thab Khlo district and Phetchabun’s Wang Pong district. 
The mine is now closed. 
Cherdsak Utha-aroon, the firm’s general manager, acknowledged the charges at the DSI headquarters yesterday. They include illegitimately acquiring land-rights documents for forestland, of encroaching on a highway and of encroaching on forestland. 
Pichet Thongsrinun, director of DSI Marine and Coastal Resources Centre, is heading the investigation into the company’s alleged wrongdoing. – The Nation
 

Published : August 28, 2018

By : The Nation