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Vendors Revolt as BMA Moves to Demolish ‘Saphan Lek’


BANGKOK — A maze-like warren of cheap electronics, toys and other goods is the latest target of a government campaign to reclaim public space, and once again the vendors who’ve long called it home are not leaving without a fight.

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission said today it will review a city hall order giving vendors until Tuesday to clear out from the famed Saphan Lek market after several filed a complaint against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, or BMA.

Read more: khaosodenglish.com – By Sasiwan Mokkhasen

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