PHUKET: The spokesman for the ruling Pheu Thai Party today announced he will travel to Phuket soon to investigate the alleged encroachment of 65-rai of protected mangrove forest.

According to a report in the Manager Online, Pheu Thai Party spokesman Phrompong Nopparit says the alleged encroachment is in Muang district, on land which the Phuket Gazette understands to be located off Bang Chee Lao Soi 2 in Rassada Village 2.

About 50 local residents