National Park

Controversy for Khao Yai National Park chief over wild party

After a video emerged showing a wild party with sexy girls in skimpy outfits in Khao Yai National Park, the park chief has been relocated while a full investigation is carried out. The party took place on January 26 and appeared to violate both Covid-19 control laws and the National Parks Act.

The event was a much bigger and wilder version of the annual celebration to commemorate Chao Phor Khao Yai Shrine, and people paid their respects to the holy spirit of Chao Pho Khao Yai in the morning before the festivities got under way. turn into what officials called an inappropriate party in the evening with “coyotes girls” hired to dance and entertain with live music and alcohol served.

The annual event includes other activities such as sporting events and usually ends with the park orchestra performing a folk music concert. This year however, the head of the park went all out, paying 50,000 baht to a show agent who organized the concert and the sexy dancers. Senior park officials also pooled money to serve a 20,000 baht Chinese buffet.

Attendees were warned not to post photos or videos of the event to their social media accounts, but one person posted a video clip and several photos of the wild party. Netizens were quick to condemn the inappropriate event at the national park.

The National Park Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment became involved with the Director General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Flora and after investigation confirmed that the video and photos indeed concerned a party organized inside the national park. The park chief was later transferred pending further investigation and review.

The chef apologized to his bosses and took to Facebook to issue a formal apology to the public.

“I would like to apologize to my superiors and everyone regarding the news regarding the holding of New Year celebrations at Khao Yai National Park which cast the organization in a negative light. I admit my error on what happened.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post