About 500 traders at Chalermlarp Market in Pratunam area on Monday morning walked in protest past Government House to lodge an appeal with the Crown Property Bureau, which has recalled the market's land.
Verasak Susoravatwong, leader of the traders, said the Crown Property Bureau had recalled the land and called for bids for its use by a department store without notifying the traders in advance, thus depriving more than 1,000 vendors of land to live on and to make their living from.
Mr Verasak said the traders had earlier formed a company and submitted a proposal to develop the Chalermlarp Market, with 1,000 million baht on hand to set a model of a self-reliant community, but the Crown Property Bureau did not accept it for consideration.
Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.