Thais protest against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Around 1,000 people protested in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday against the construction of homes for officials on forested land flanking a revered mountain, in one of the largest shows of dissent under junta rule.
Public frustration has been mounting over the project since aerial images of several dozen officials’ homes – carved into the green foothills of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep mountain – started circulating on social media earlier this year. On…