By Thai Newsroom Reporters
DEPUTY EDUCATION MINISTER Kanokwan Wilawan was today (August 26) ordered by court to stop performing her duties in the face of a national park encroachment case earlier filed against her.
The Supreme Court has ordered Kanokwan to immediately stop performing her duties after the National Anti-Corruption Commission had filed the case accusing the deputy education minister of illegally occupying some forest land which is part of Khao Yai national park in her constituency of Prachinburi since 2002.
Kanokwan had allegedly managed to possess the lush forest land in Nern Hom subdistrict of the capital district of the eastern province in illegal fashion, the misconduct which the anti-graft agency has charged as being tantamount to a severe breach of the ethical code for politicians.
The court order for the woman minister to stop performing will last until a court ruling on the case against her has been delivered.
Also allegedly involved in the encroachment of forest areas of Khaoyai national park were Kanokwan’s father, eight-time former MP Suntorn Wilawan, among others.
Top and Front Page: Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Wilawan. Photos: Matichon