Friday, May 9, 2008

Duplicate announcements in the Royal Gazette

While working through the minor district creations of 1981, strangely I found the district Santi Suk in Nan province to be announced twice. Both are titled identically "ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอเมืองน่าน จังหวัดน่าน ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอสันติสุข" (Announcement by Ministry of Interior about split Mueang Nan district Nan province to create Santi Suk minor district), the first one in issue 125 ง, page 2579 on August 4, the second in issue 130 ง, page 2703 on August 11. But it does not seem that the second one is a correction to the first one, because I failed to see any difference in the two PDF - except the header with the volume, issue, page and date of the announcement. So it seems to me that this announcement was simply published twice in mistake.

The same had apparently happened once before as well, as for the creation of the minor district Ban Khwao in Chaiyaphum province in 1955 I also have two announcements with only few days between their publication and apparently identical contents - one from March 8 and one from March 1.

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