Saturday, September 21, 2019

May petition the King, say opponents of court construction near National Park

Apr 02. 2018
Members of the Network to Reclaim Doi Suthep Forest gather at Kawila Military Camp in Chiang Mai province on Monday to demand that court buildings and residences planned for judges and judicial officials be cleared from Doi Suthep Mountain.
Members of the Network to Reclaim Doi Suthep Forest gather at Kawila Military Camp in Chiang Mai province on Monday to demand that court buildings and residences planned for judges and judicial officials be cleared from Doi Suthep Mountain.
Facebook Twitter

By The Nation

2,196 Viewed

Opponents to the ongoing construction of court buildings and official residences at the foot of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep mountain, near Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, is considering petitioning His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Dr Johnnopadon Vasinsunthon said on Monday that his network was in the process of gathering the signatures of opponents.

“Then, we may submit a petition to the king. The construction runs against our tradition. It’s not appropriate,” he said. 

Johnnopadon was speaking after the Court of Appeals Region 5 cancelled a tripartite meeting with the opponents and the military.

The military has been implicated in the controversy, as the plot where the construction is taking place was once a part of its territory. 

It gave up the plot after the court asked for the permission to use the plot for the second time. 

Tags:
Facebook Twitter
More in News
Editor’s Picks
Top News