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Campaign at Three Kings monument – Chiang Mai Plan to Unfetter Itself from Central Government
CityNews – On the 80th anniversary of Thai Democracy, Chamnan Chanreung, a freelance scholar and the head of Chiang Mai Metropolis Group along with a group of people wearing orange shirts (the blend of red and yellow) campaigned for a self-governing Chiang Mai.
Orange is the new red…and yellow
The campaign discussed three topics: Self-Administration, Transparency, and Taxation. To present the campaign to the central government, 10,000 names are needed.
The campaign was opened by Tassanai Buranupakorn, the Chiang Mai Mayor. After that Chamnan Chanreung said that Chiang Mai has been established for 716 years and has been affected by business and capitalism, which has impacted local culture and traditions.
Local people, says the campaign’s leaders, cannot make plans to benefit themselves and the city because of 120 years of centralisation. Many development projects, they added, do not suit people’s needs and conflicts happen.
This is the time to move forward says the group, and to share ideas in order to push the ‘Chiang Mai Metropolis Act,’ which will establish a self-governing city.
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