oh, i understand. thanks wisarut for the explaination. in singapore's case, the north-east line runs through opposition party ground. there was a dispute as to wether Potong Paisr MRT station would be opened or just left with trains passing through. it was in an opposition district. however, the PAP (people's Action Party, ruling democratic party) decided to open the station in the end. i think this was to show that the PAp does think about its citizens and hopes that Potong Pasir would vote for them at the next General Elections. couldn't the thai govt do that too?