Krabi official caught demanding one hundred,000 baht payment for lodge license renewal

The Provincial Governor of Krabi removed the Permanent Secretary of the Mueang Krabi district from her place after she was accused of demanding one hundred,000 baht from a lodge within the province in trade for an operating license.
The Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) reported to news businesses that the fee obtained a complaint from the owner of a lodge in the Ao Nang sub-district. The resort had been unable to obtain the required allow and operating license, regardless of having submitted all the required paperwork a number of months before.
The hotel owner explained to the police that he submitted the mandatory paperwork for the license renewal and sought approval for added rooms but didn’t obtain the permits after a number of months handed.
In May, the accused official, forty two yr outdated Thikaporn Kongmuen, contacted the resort and informed that the lodge that it needed to pay one hundred,00 baht in exchange for the license. Thikaporn informed the lodge owner at hand the money on to her, otherwise, she wouldn’t submit the documents to the higher-ranking officer. The lodge owner refused and filed a criticism with the PACC.
PACC officers collaborated with the resort proprietor to create a plan to catch Thikaporn within the act. The resort owner lured Thikaporn to meet him at a coffee store yesterday, June 14. After Thikaporn acquired the money, PACC officers revealed themselves and apprehended Thikaporn who insisted on her innocence.
Krabi Governor Passakorn Boonlak advised ThaiRath that Thikaporn would be transferred to the Krabi Department of Provincial Administration while the case undergoes investigation. A particular committee could be established to work on the case.
Authority underlined that corruption in Krabi was an essential issue for him. He was not satisfied by the suspected official’s denial. He additionally assured the general public that the investigation would be performed transparently..

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