Monday, April 12, 2010

TAO rename not approved by the name change committee

In the meeting of the municipal board 42/2008 on June 4, one of the decisions made was to upgrade the TAO Samnak Khun Nen (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสำนักขุนเณร), Dong Charoen district, Phichit province, to a subdistrict municipality. As there is already one municipality with the same name - the former sanitary district covering the central parts of the subdistrict - the TAO had to be renamed with the upgrade. The municipal board chose the name Luang Pho Khian (เทศบาลตำบลหลวงพ่อเขียน), probably the name of a famous monk of the area. However, when it later had the announcement on the constituencies of the municipality, it was then named Wang Bong (เทศบาลตำบลวังบงค์).

The change from Luang Pho Khian to Wang Bong was however not mentioned in any of the other transcripts. But now I have found the decisions of the committee on name changes, the 2008 list shows that in meeting 3/2008 on June 4, this name change was denied, and in meeting 4/2008 on June 30 the name Wang Bong was approved instead.

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