As the junta moves quickly ahead with its efforts to solve long-standing problems, the area in front of army headquarters on Ratchadamnoen Avenue has become a frenetic scene as people from across the country turn up to complain, seek help and propose changes.
During the first few hours of the work day on Thursday, five groups of people had already shown up to file petitions with the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), appealing for solutions to their problems or to back their causes.
A Lampang district chief, Narin Wannamahin, submitted a letter to NCPO chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, asking him to fast track the issuing of title deeds to 600 plots of land in Mae Mo. He said villagers had been waiting for land certificates for 25 years and the issue had been put on the cabinet agenda, but nothing had happened since the December dissolution of parliament.
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