Sanitsuda Ekachai tells it like it is, once again (''Violence won't save forests'', BP, Aug 16). The man at the centre of the violence is hailed as a hero for storming resorts in a national park, while the green groups support his actions.
As Sanitsuda states, it is seen as a black and white issue, and the reasons why building was able to occur in the first place are ignored: ''No forest encroachment by resort investors is possible without help from corrupt officials''.
This is a familiar story of corruption where laws and regulations are bypassed by influential people. So why not acknowledge the root causes and negotiate compromises at the highest levels, and avoid violent disruptions.
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