Songkhla archeological website threatened with destruction

A motion launched yesterday to stop an unnamed party allegedly illegally building a road on a historic mountain in Songkhla province. The mountain is Khao Daeng. It has historic archeological structures. The civic teams that gathered yesterday on the native nice arts office to help authorities told the Bangkok Post many bushes had been cut down, and soil had been dug out. This is to make way for a road about two kilometres long.
But yesterday’s illegal development is just the most recent move in a sequence of disputes between state officials and influential teams. An activist told the BP that soil and rocks have been stolen from the area for a quantity of years. He stated local authorities lastly took motion after the fantastic arts office complained to police on February 21.
“Why did these native administrative authorities not act against the intrusion when it could be clearly seen even from Songkhla’s metropolis hall?”
The activist stated Khao Daeng is a vital historical site, and a place of harmony between Muslims and Buddhists. Frenzy said he reported the illegal construction to the provincial governor, who ordered a panel to be set up. The panel is now working with local police and authorities..

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