Citizen Declares State of Emergency in Concern over Air Pollution Crisis

CityNews – Dr. Rungsrit ‘Mong’ Kanjanavanit, a physician at Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, and a well-known environmental activist, shared a picture of a mock up of an emergency declaration stating:

With the power of citizen, [ I ] declares Chiang Mai and nearby provinces to be a disaster area

Announced on 23rd March 2019 (the day [ I ] am about to die by breathing)

Signed

Citizen who pays taxes

Dr. Mong also revealed that the Public Health Office has demanded to declare such a statement but they were opposed by the Ministry of Interior, which was concerned over the impact on tourism.

Emergency declaration by citizen
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