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Thai PM says law applies to tycoon accused of poaching


BANGKOK A Thai tycoon charged with poaching a leopard in a national park will not escape justice despite his wealth, the country's junta leader vowed on Thursday, as public outcry rages over impunity for the kingdom's rich and powerful.
Construction magnate Premchai Karnasuta was arrested along with three others on Sunday night by rangers who stumbled upon their camp in a wildlife sanctuary in western Thailand.
They seized guns, ammunition and animal carcasses including a rare black leopard, leading to police charges for hunting in the national reserve and poaching a protected species.
Premchai is the president of the publicly traded Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Suvarnabhumi airport and the city's skytrain public transit system known as the BTS. (AFP)

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