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Clashing on historic grounds

Chulalongkorn University (CU) says it will push ahead with its plan to reclaim a 20-rai plot in the heart of Pathumwan district from Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok's Uthenthawai campus. CU leased the Uthenthawai site to Rajamangala in 1935, but now wants it back

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The historical issue is very sensitive and all sides have some historical rationale that allows them to claim the rights to the land. So a third party must step in. 

The entrance to the compact campus of the Uthenthawai campus, from a Facebook page.

A committee was set up by the Office of the Attorney-General in 2007 to settle the dispute between both universities. It has the final say in the dispute as it comprises several high-ranking authorities. These include the Justice Minister as chairman, the permanent secretaries for justice and finance and the secretary-general of the Council of State (the government's legal adviser).

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