via Khaosod English, 16 June 2020: The historic 120-year-old Bombay Burmah office building in Phrae, Northern Thailand, was torn down without public consultation.
The demolition of a Colonial-style building in Phrae province left netizens seething with anger on Tuesday, though a contractor responsible said it will be rebuilt in full.
As part of what is said to be a renovation project, the Bombay Burmah office building, built by a Far Eastern trade company during the British Empire, was torn down by a group of bulldozers on Monday. It’s located at Chetawan Arboretum, where another building used for forestry education was also razed to the ground.
Theerawut Klomleaw, the president of a historical preservation group, said that the demolition of the 120-year-old trading post took place without consulting the public.