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SATUN — About a dozen local fishermen at the popular Koh Lipe in Tarutao National Park have complained to military authorities that resort owners are putting up fences to prevent them from getting to their boats. 

The group led by Raenu Talaymorn filed their complaint with the air and coastal defence command 491 of the Third Naval Area, according to a Thai Post report.Mrs Raenu accused resort owners of acting like they were the owners of public space at certain beaches on the tourist island by not allowing villagers to dock their fishing boats. The fishermen had been intimidated and forced to live further inland while some investors threatened to remove pylons used to moor their trawlers, she said. Mrs Raenu said a businessman tried to convince her mother to sign a document allowing the...

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