Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, has asked all political activist groups to refrain from using the mall’s property for political activities, adding that the buildings and the open spaces are private property.

In a statement, published on its Facebook page today (Friday), the management of the mall maintains that it has never consented or accepted the use of its property by any political activist groups.

Siam Paragon’s purpose is to provide services to its customers with an emphasis on providing convenience and satisfaction to all, said the management, adding that it has invested substantially to make equipment available to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among customers and staff alike.

If anything takes place which may worsen the situation, many businesses at the mall and more than 15,000 employees will be affected, said the management in the statement.

Siam Paragon is just a stone’s throw from Pathumwan skywalk,which has been a favorite rallying point for political activities, most recently by the Ratsadon Group. The Pathumwan intersection was also the site of a mass protest by the Group in mid-October.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)