The grassroots campaigners of P-Move submitted a petition at Government House asking the prime minister to speed up land allocation to forest communities and give them rights and protection in the interim period. These forest dwellers, who have been living on national park land for generations, now find their homes are classified as encroaching on protected land following policy changes over the past 30 years. Currently, the communities are waiting to receive Chanode Choom Chon title deeds to their land as part of a government-initiated scheme to return land rights to disenfranchised groups. Basically, they can't do anything but live there, so what's the point of having land if you can't make a living out of it? P-Move will keep pressuring the cabinet for the approval of land protection rights tomorrow.
Source: Bangkok Post February 11, 2019 21:45 UTC