Land for a new parliament – and Temasek

Land for a new parliament - and Temasek - translated and summarized from Krungtep Turakit; Column: Kae Roi Karn Muang; Author: Rak Montri, July 7, 2008
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, House Speaker Chai Chidchob and other government officials embarked on a boat from Sathupradit Pier (on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok) on July 5 to reconnoiter a land plot where a new parliament building could be built in future. The 200-rai plot belongs to the ‘State Railways of Thailand’ (SRT), with about 160-rai of the site possibly being allocated for the construction of a new parliament.
Before considering whether the plot is appropriate for the construction of a new parliament, we should examine agreements that have been reached under the bi-national negotiation process known as the Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER).
STEER is an ongoing negotiation process, between the Singaporean and Thai governments, with an apparent agenda of boosting Thailand's economic development.
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