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Civil Court expected to hand down judgement on Hollywood film “The Beach” in July

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Civil Court expected to hand down judgement on Hollywood film “The Beach” in July

 

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The Civil Court’s environmental division has finished hearing of evidence from the Thai  plaintiff and the US  defendant over the controversial filming of Hollywood film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, at Krabi’s famous Maya Bay in 1998, and expected to hand down the judgement in July.

 

The Thai plaintiff comprising Krabi Provincial Administration Organization and the Ao Nang Tambon Administration Organization,  filed a civil suit against the Royal Forest Department (RFD) and its former director-general Plodprasop Suraswadi, former Agriculture Minister Pongpol Adireksarn, the US film maker 20th Century Fox and its Thai coordinator Santa International Film Production Co, after finding that the film maker’s alterations of the beach’s landscape have led to irreversible ecological damage to Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi national park.

 

The plaintiff sought 100-million-baht compensation for rehabilitation of the area.

 

The court accepted the lawsuit in 2012, and conducted its own inspection of the beach in 2013, to collect evidence and question local people.

 

Full Story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/civil-court-expected-hand-judgement-hollywood-film-beach-july/

 
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Was this a politically motivated lawsuit (i can see some pro Thaksin names) or are they really getting serious about conseving the nature?

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They just planted some coconut trees and bended a couple of grass plants if I do recall it right

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How ironic that thousands of Chinese visitors arriving daily in their (Thai-operated) excursion boats at Maya Beach have in the meantime apparently caused such tremendous ecological damage that it is to soon be shut down for a handful of months, reportedly to "recover".

 

Planting a few trees not native to the island (which after filming were removed again, by the way) and shifting a few sand dunes as reportedly done by the film crew seems trivial by comparison and the claim of "irreversible damage" is almost laughable in the light of what has been going on on that beach for the past decade literally on a daily basis.  

 

Since the Krabi Provincial Administration Organization and the Ao Nang Tambon Administration Organization are oh so concerned about the island's environment, will they also file a civil lawsuit against the Chinese government for sending over all their citizens? Of course not. It was a rhetorical question. 

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Maybe the Chinese tourists will have to start visiting the waterfall.. and hopefully jump over, like in the film...!

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It has taken the court 6 years to reach a hearing, brown envelopes obviously weren't thick enough to delay proceedings any longer. 

 

What is the point, any ruling will be appealed, and the circus will go on for another 20 years or so...

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42 minutes ago, Misterwhisper said:

How ironic that thousands of Chinese visitors arriving daily in their (Thai-operated) excursion boats at Maya Beach have in the meantime apparently caused such tremendous ecological damage that it is to soon be shut down for a handful of months, reportedly to "recover".

 

Planting a few trees not native to the island (which after filming were removed again, by the way) and shifting a few sand dunes as reportedly done by the film crew seems trivial by comparison and the claim of "irreversible damage" is almost laughable in the light of what has been going on on that beach for the past decade literally on a daily basis.  

 

Since the Krabi Provincial Administration Organization and the Ao Nang Tambon Administration Organization are oh so concerned about the island's environment, will they also file a civil lawsuit against the Chinese government for sending over all their citizens? Of course not. It was a rhetorical question. 

You are probably the most intelligent person I have seen posting on this site.

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42 minutes ago, steve73 said:

Maybe the Chinese tourists will have to start visiting the waterfall.. and hopefully jump over, like in the film...!

Please keep them out of Khao Yai National Park!!!

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So it takes 20 years to get to this point in the Thai judicial system. It took a brief 7 years to collect evidence about a few coconut trees. Little wonder many consider Thailand a basket case......which it is! 

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So pathetic. As if Thailand genuinely cares about the environment (they trash it on a minute-by-minute basis). All that is motivating them in this case is greed for MONEY.

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555

 

Complain about a little mess.....they've made trillions off that movie 555 and they've been doing a much better job destroying it since then

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

So it takes 20 years to get to this point in the Thai judicial system. It took a brief 7 years to collect evidence about a few coconut trees. Little wonder many consider Thailand a basket case......which it is! 

No, it didn't take 20 years, it took 7 years because...

3 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

...The court accepted the lawsuit in 2012...

Little wonder many consider so many Thaivisa comments/posters basketcases!

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If they get any money, be nice if they would buy a few dustbins for Hua Hin, you won’t find one, or a public loo, not like Cha am Bins every 200 yards.

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8 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

US film maker 20th Century Fox

 

Big money to be extracted from them, that's the motivation right there!  See farang, get money, same as usual.

Thailand concerned about the environment?  :cheesy:

 

 

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