It is fitting that former deputy prime minister and interior minister Yongyuth Wichaidit resigned from the cabinet, albeit only when there appeared to be no way out, because according to the National Anti-Corruption Committee he acted unlawfully in his handling of the Alpine case, approving the illegal sale of monastic land, while deputy permanent secretary for the interior and acting permanent secretary in 2002.
However, the Alpine case must not stop there. If Mr ABC steals an object and sells it, when the crime is uncovered, the object must be returned to its lawful owner.
The law specifies that monastic land cannot be bought or sold. But in this case, Thaksin and company changed it into a golf resort.
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