Doi Suthep Court Office and Residential Project Stuck in Between a National Forest and Protestors

by admin on April 11, 2018

madeira-418304_960_720A project being constructed for residential buildings and offices at the foot of Doi Suthep has caused outrage among locals and authorities. They have protested by marching to Bangkok to deliver a petition to the Prime Minister requesting him to use Section 44 of the constitution to cease construction of the project.

An Executive Committee of the Court of Justice has commented that it would not be able to meet the demands of stopping construction and demolishing the building project as there may be concerns for “legal repercussions”. Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of the office says that the Office would be sued for violating the contract and has to give in to compensation demands.

In addition, the Office of Auditor-General would charge the Office of Courts of Justice “damage to the state” to get rid of the structures. Locals and environmental advocates are still protesting for the buildings being constructed on the slope however, have left the Appeal Court Region 5 Office alone as it is being built on flat terrain.

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