The Chiang Mai Administrative Court accepted a lawsuit filed by around 1700 citizens of Chiang Mai yesterday against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha for failing to address the PM2.5 air pollution crisis across the north.
The Administrative Court has accepted the law suit and says that it will conduct investigation into the charges.
Around 60 people, representing many citizen groups went to the Administrative Court yesterday, accusing the government of failing to exercise their authority in solving the annual air pollution problem in the north of Thailand.
Last year on 23rd June 2022 a group of Chiang Mai citizens from Sanpatong lodged a complaint to sue Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha for not solving the PM2.5 air pollution crisis in the north of Thailand, accusing him of dereliction of duty.
The Chiang Mai Administrative Court rejected the lawsuit last week, ruling that the cabinet had already instructed agencies to take urgent action and that ongoing ensures were sufficient in dealing with the current situation, The court ruled that the PM2.5 levels in the north of Thailand was not serious enough to be declared a national emergency.