In the event that there is a group of merchants selling fire flowers and lotteries in the front area Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahaviharn That Phanom District, Nakhon Phanom Province, came out to demand justice. Claiming to be evicted from the trading area that had been working for more than 10-20 years until the Phra That Phanom Temple Committee Resolved to organize the sale of stalls in accordance with the temple’s regulations. to push into the world heritage because at present there are still unorganized sales stalls both causing annoyance to those who believe in Phra That Phanom Because the panel is placed across the front of the entrance to the temple And from that resolution, some vendors who sell lottery tickets and flowers Resisting and refusing to comply with the temple’s resolutions, claiming that they have been making food for 10 years, therefore forming a protest gathering Ready to announce the position to settle down and sell at the same place
later Attorney Ananchai Chaiyadej, Attorney of the Dharma Army As a Wat Wachakorn President of Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawiharn with the measuring board Went to the area to organize to create understanding with the vendors who still sell flowers, lotteries, to leave the area in front of the door of Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan. to maintain the image of tourism because there are some merchants who stuff things for the people tourist therefore need to be organized This caused clashes between some of the merchants. with the measuring board Including Dharma army lawyers Claiming to be a way of life that has been trading for many years and did not agree to comply with the measurement resolution
This is because investigating insights appears to have political interests. Including the mafia groups that have interests in the background. with the goal of opposing pushing Phra That Phanom to the World Heritage Site because they want to covert the benefits from the temple because there has been income from the public and tourists for many years The person behind this case is a local politician. Likes to claim to be a close friend of a great politician
Most recently today (May 2, 2023) Attorney Ananchai Chaiyadej, Dharma Army Lawyer As a measure President of Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawiharn Has informed the prosecution against more than 100 vendors who sell flowers and lotteries for the offense of trespassing on the temple grounds mainly and not following the regulations of the Buddhist office.
and confirmed that the area in front of Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan is an area of the Thammasat Monastery must be in accordance with the measurement regulations and must not be contrary to the temple’s trade regulations If violated, prosecutions will be taken to the utmost. and told the public that in the case of having pictures published on various social media showing images of dissatisfied merchants cursing officials, it was an illegal act. And contrary to the trade regulations of Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan And confirm that there is no intention to bully the entrepreneur But it is organized by law. and create an image for faith tourism Confirm if there is no compliance with the laws and regulations, will take decisive action to the end.
The reporter further reported that While Mr. Ananchai was talking to a group of merchants. There were shouts, shouts, cursing and even resisted by lifting flower stalls to block the entrance to the temple gate. like defying the law of the country Some boorishly challenged lawyer Anan Chai Chok each other. while local politicians gave the protesters misinformation. Referring to the road in front of Wat Phra That Phanom as National Highway No. 212 (Chayangkun), Nong Khai – Bueng Kan – Nakhon Phanom – Mukdahan – Amnat Charoen – Yasothon – Ubon. Not the property of Wat Phra That Phanom Referring to the book of the Highway District, the road in front of the temple is about 2 kilometers under the care of That Phanom Subdistrict Municipality. Therefore encourages the merchants to settle down and continue to sell their products Do not move out according to the board’s resolution.
Attorney Ananchai therefore brought the documentary evidence that is the title deed of Wat Phra That Phanom, totaling 153 rai, and confirming that the temple has an area covering the ancient Mekong Gate Including the road in front of the temple as well cannot be given or transferred to any agency with the construction of a road into the temple area because he saw that it was beneficial to the people Easy to use for traveling But instead, a local politician took advantage of politics. Incite traders to violate the board’s resolutions. Including obstructing the push of Phra That Phanom to the world heritage as well
Photo news: Pongsukon Kunthammamongkol, Nakhon Phanom Province