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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
My 2 Satangs: If You’re Abhi And You Know It Clap Your Hands!
In a small piece of news this week there was good news for anyone who likes the colour blue as the Democrat Party was let off the hook in its dissolution case thanks to a technicality. No doubt this has given prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva cause to clap his hands in glee. Or not, considering everyone and there Burmese maid knew what the outcome would be.
Your Burmese maid knows the outcome
Now that this ridiculously over publicized piece of news is out of the way perhaps we can get back to the news stories that really count?
For example, did you know that people are still dying because of the floods? This week a villager in Bang Kaew drowned and in Phatthalung flood levels remain high? You didn’t know that did you. I bet you know the names of the judges involved in the Democrats case though.
You don’t know that either? Well you’re just awesome aren’t you.
Perhaps if there were a movie it would be more interesting?
Depressing isn’t it? While the country concerns itself over whether we should publicly admit that our politicians are corrupt instead just let them be corrupt behind closed doors the nation’s crime rate is on the rise. Wait, is the crime rate on the rise? I don’t know, nobody ever talks about stuff like that.
I’ll tell you what they do talk about though, holidays. Taking time out of their busy schedule that involves improving the countries transport infrastructure, solving the problem of illegal abortions and fixing the south, the cabinet approved yet another national holiday for civil servants. Set for May 16 (Monday), it falls between two national holidays the Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day on May 13 (Friday) and Maha Bucha Day on May 17 (Tuesday). This effectively gives government workers a five day holiday. And what is this freebie supposed to promote? Family travel! Where are families supposed to travel to? Flood hit areas? The south? Historical sites like Preah Vihear?
It’s time for the Family Travel national holiday!
It seems to me that these people have a lot of work to do. Time is wasted on court sessions that are ruled out on technicalities that must have been known from the beginning or on reshuffling people, reallocating budgets or retracting statements.
Award yourselves with a holiday by all means my dear civil employees, but do us all a favour and do your job first.