Class action lawsuit filed against tour company and a landowner

A group of residents of a housing estate in Saphan Soong district in Bangkok has filed a class action lawsuit with the Nonthaburi provincial court on Thursday against a landowner and a tour company for allegedly causing hardship to them.

Mr Kraisak Karndee, a lawyer who represents the 13 residents of Prueksachart housing community in Ramkhamhaeng Soi 118, alleged that the landowner had leased a 177 square wah empty land plot in the community to a Chinese-controlled tour company.

The empty land plot has been turned into a car park for over a dozen of buses, passenger vans and private cars used to cater to Chinese tourists visiting Thailand.

In the lawsuit, the residents claimed that the vehicles kept coming into and leaving the car park around the clock, causing disturbance to their livelihoods.

They claimed that they used to lodge a complaint with the City Hall, but no action was taken against the tour company.

They demanded 333,333 baht in compensation plus another 50,000 baht per month from the company and landowner.