After a long drought, there is a flood of
interesting articles from the English-language papers:
of 103-year-old landmark in doubt as traffic keeps customers
away - Bangkok Post, August 25,
Few markets last as long as Nangloeng market in Pomprap Sattru
Pai district, which is marking its 103rd anniversary this week...
Nangloeng, once a thriving business place, is still famous for
its delicacies, beautiful rows of shophouses dating back to
King Chulalongkorn, a majestic wooden movie theatre and other
tourist attractions. However, traders say round-the-clock heavy
traffic and a lack of parking space scares away potential customers.
"People no longer want to come by this area in such horrible
traffic," said Pramoen Kaosala, a confectioner.
contract for Srinakarin Rd works - Bangkok
Post, August 25, 2003
City hall's public works office has selected a contractor
to expand and elevate a 6.5-kilometre section of Srinakarin
road to improve the traffic flow and reduce flooding... The
section between Phatthanakan and Udomsuk junctions will be expanded
from six to eight lanes and elevated 60 centimetres... The BMA
also plans to spend 60 million baht expanding the bridge across
Phra Khanong canal on Sukhumvit road. A bottleneck is created
as the road's six lanes reduce to four on the bridge.
the pressure on foreign businesses - The
Nation, August 25, 2003
...Orawan added that under the new draft, non-Thais would
now be required to invest at least Bt2 million to register a
company in Thailand. She said that most such companies, at the
same time, would be permitted to hire no more than 10 foreigners,
on the basis of Bt2 million in capital per foreign worker. "Companies
that want to hire more than 10 foreigners must pay tax of at
least Bt3 million a year."
happens if Thailand has a bombing? - The
Nation, August 25, 2003
...If there is any bombing, big or small, before or during
the summit, in or outside the venue, it will plunge the country
into a deep abyss... Oddly enough, Thailand still firmly believes
- we are Thais, and that is out mind set - that members of regional
terrorist organisations, especially Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), do
not want to blow their cover over here in a safe haven. Therefore
the order to arrest Hambali needed to come from the prime minister,
who believed the JI was up to something bad.
- Knives out for Sudarat
- We will straighten this out
- Suriya chemical is the most dangerous
- The chicken farmer and the monkey
- Run to oust Prayuth
- Don’ Let Death In the Car
- Thanks for the hug, Prayuth
- Run to oust Sudarat
- We need conscription
- He is cutting the tiger’s tail
- What is appropriate in parliament?