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
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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