The land in question is the 924 rai in Klong Luang district of Pathum Thani which was bequeathed to Wat Thammikaram by Mrs Nuem Chamnanchartsakda, but due to political connivance was sold to Alpine Real Estate Co and Alpine Golf & Sports Club. The land has since been developed as a big golf course and resort.
Mrs Nuem passed away in 1969 but her ghost seems to be still hanging around her land to make sure that it is returned to the temple, as she intended before she died. Only then, perhaps, will her soul find peace.
Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit was acting permanent interior secretary at the time and played a big role in the scandalous land deal between the Mahamakutratchawittayalai Foundation, which was acting on behalf of Wat Thammikaram, and Alpine company.
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