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Thailand’s tallest building could be illegal

The Association of Organizations Protecting the Thai Constitution submitted a letter asking the Office of the Ombudsman to probe the construction of Thailand’s tallest building ‘MahaNakhon’, after it was found in breach of several laws.

Thailands tallest buildingSrisuwan Janya, the Association’s Secretary-General, urged the Ombudsman to investigate why the Ministries of Commerce and Labor allegedly allowed a foreign architect to design the building.

He claimed the construction violated the 1999 Foreign Business Act and the 2008 Alien Working Act, after he found that a foreign national could have been hired to work on a job restricted to Thai citizens.

Mr. Srisuwan wanted the Ombudsman to investigate whether it was a negligence of duty on the part of the Labor Minister and the Director-General of the Department of Employment.

He also called for an examination of the building’s blueprints, which was submitted to the Bangkok Governor for approval. He speculated that a Thai name may have been used as a stand-in for the foreign architect.




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