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Courts to move disputed residences from Doi Suthep to Chiang Rai

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Courts to move disputed residences from Doi Suthep to Chiang Rai

By The Nation

 

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The Judicial Administration Commission has decided to use a land plot in Chiang Rai to build the Appeals Court Region 5 office and residences for judges and officials, and to this bring an end to the Doi Suthep row.

 

A plot of land located at the Plant Research Centre in Chiang Rai will be used for the construction, said Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of the Office of the Judicial Administration Commission. The land belongs to the Department of Agriculture.

 

The resolution was reached during a meeting of the commission chaired by Supreme Court president Cheep Jullamon at the River by Kata Thani in Chiang Rai on Thursday and Friday, Sarawut said.

 

Court officials had visited the research centre to see the plot and raised the proposal during the commission’s meeting on Friday, he said.

 

Once the construction at the new site is completed, the Appeals Court Region 5 office and residences would be moved from Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai to the new site, he said.

 

The government would decide on what to do with the old site at Doi Suthep, he said, but the officials who had already moved in to the residential buildings on the mountain would leave only after the new site was completely built.

 

Chiang Mai citizens’ groups and environment activists have called on the courts to immediately stop using the residences built on Doi Suthep.

 

The Appeals Court Region 5 had obtained permission to use the Crown Property land on Doi Suthep to build the residences and court office. But local people cried foul, noting that the area was still fertile forestland. The land did not have official status as a protected forest.

 

Some locals also argued that the construction of residences on the “sacred” mountain was an insult to the spirits of three historic kings of Chiang Mai.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351967

 

 
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The government would decide on what to do with the old site at Doi Suthep that sounds ominous! a hunting lodge maybe ??

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

the construction of residences on the “sacred” mountain was an insult to the spirits

you can apply superstition to anything;  this cultural component will always hold thailand back

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15 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The Judicial Administration Commission has decided to use a land plot in Chiang Rai to build the Appeals Court Region 5 office and residences for judges and officials

While this alleged relocation solves the issue of the development impact at Doi Suthep, it does not resolve the conflict of interest for use of public funds for free private residences to those in the judiciary.

Nor is there mention or indication that Thailand's environmental laws will this time be followed before any redevelopment is permitted. Once again the stakeholders - the Thai People - must be permitted to opine on this relocation.

There is probably a good reason why the Chiang Rai Horticultural Research Center exists and where it's located.

https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Chiang-Rai-Horticultural-Research-Center--6857

Satellite views: https://en.mthai.com/travel/34318.html

Maybe the good news for the judiciary is that the relocation will be relatively close to a military base from a security viewpoint.

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6 hours ago, Lungstib said:

Don't I remember something about "we need residences near the workplace so we dont spend lots of time traveling"? Then they pick a place 200kms away.

Hmmm, the way I read it, the whole court moves to Chiang Rai.

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So the judges have decided to move to Chiang Rai:

 

- Have they received permission from the several agencies that will be involved?

- Have Chiang Rai folks had the opportunity to comment?

- Is there any guarantee they will receive such big money, free (from taxpayers funds) a second time around?

 

Or is this another misleading headline?

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On 8/11/2018 at 9:03 PM, rooster59 said:

The government would decide on what to do with the old site at Doi Suthep, he said, but the officials who had already moved in to the residential buildings on the mountain would leave only after the new site was completely built.

Translation: the site on Doi Suthep stands, and they can live there as long as they please.

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On 8/11/2018 at 4:42 PM, YetAnother said:

you can apply superstition to anything;  this cultural component will always hold thailand back

Yeah - like Christ died and 3 days later came back to life, flew into the sky to stay with his Father. Who is actually himself, along with a ghost element.

Totally believable !!!

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Give your head a shake - Superstition Rules anywhere the sheeple allow it.

Lets build an amusement  on the Vatican, and one in Westminister Abbey. They are both a Joke anyway, and exploit the very same sheeple who allow themselves to be bamboozled.

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