CityNews – The Legal Research and Development Center, Chiang Mai University released a statement urging authorities to take serious responsibility to solve the smog issue.
The Legal Research and Development Center, Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University has released a statement addressing the annual air pollution issue. The statement brings up the obvious pollution that has clouded Chiang Mai since February 11th comparing the situation to the crisis in Bangkok, pointing out that the authorities have failed to plan an efficient solution for the issue that has been on going for over a decade. The statement expresses empathy towards the local authorities because they understand that power is centralised with the government in Bangkok.
The Legal Research and Development Center urges the university to close down if there is no sign that the haze will improve, out of concern for students’ health. The statement also demands the N95 mask to be distributed to citizens, especially those who are unable to afford them, and that the authorities should announce a plan to handle the situation. If it fails to do so, the center aske those in power to be removed from their position.