Published: October 1st 2007March 27th 2008
A view of Bangkok from the roof of the Asia Hotel. (Note the blue sky: pollution is much better than in the old days.)
ENTRY 55 - Thailand Constitution
Living and working in Bangkok, Miranda and I know Thailand to be a beautiful country, with a wonderful people and a wise king. Indeed, the King has saved the nation many times in the past. However, it must also be said that Thailand has been the victim of corrupt, greedy governments that have tried to oppress the people. This has caused Thailand great loss of face. From the "new airport" scandal to former Prime Minister Thaksin's criminal activities, this country has been the scene of one fiasco after another.
Thammasat University has a tradition of fighting for liberty and democracy in this country. The name Thammasat comes from "The University of Morality and Political Science". If one spends any time at Thammasat it becomes clear than the young, idealistic students are prepared to fight injustice, as has been done in the past
Thailand's civil war continued, as suspected insurgents detonated a five kilogram bomb at a market close to a polling station in Narathiwat province. The army was put on alert to prevent attacks on Thai voters who had come out to cast ballots.
Notwithstanding the dangers,
Miranda with Lisa a short time after my encounter with the man with the knife.
Thai voters came out to the polls to approve the draft charter of the constitution that will allow elections later this year. The draft charter has been approved by the majority of people nationwide and has been signed by the King.
Links: Photo - Sukhothai Photo - The King signs Thailand Constitution
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