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06 Apr 2013 : Greater Bangkok got a frightening reminder of what poor building standards can mean when a seven-storey residential building under construction tilted, cracked and threatened to subside completely this week. Inspectors cited weak foundations providing insufficient support on land that had formerly been a water storage area. It is terrifying to contemplate the consequences of a collapse had the building been completed and fully occupied, especially as it was the second of 10 identical buildings to be used for high-capacity dormitories.
06 Apr 2013 : I am amazed at the recent flurry of articles and statements by state and other agencies on energy saving during this energy supply crisis.
MY TWO SATANGS
06 Apr 2013 : When it comes to technology Thailand is always trying to keep up with the latest innovations. However, just like your "cool" uncle who owns an iPad but doesn't know how to connect to the local Wi-Fi, we always seem a little confused when it comes to applying any new gadgets and services that may pop up.
06 Apr 2013 : What's history if not what we remember? Or what we choose to remember? Or what we think we remember? Or what we want to remember? Or what we're told to remember? Or what we're swept into the wave of what everybody remembers? I thought I had said it in my review yesterday, but please spare me a few hundred words more on the curious cases of the two hottest Thai movies of the moment; two films that draw heavily on the still-gushing wellspring of history, real or remembered, actual or imaginary.
05 Apr 2013 : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is clearly relieved and has good cause to celebrate after she was cleared by the National Anti-Corruption Commission of a harge of making a false assets declaration.
05 Apr 2013 : After weeks of anxiety over the energy crisis, the country can sigh with relief today.
05 Apr 2013 : I am disappointed that your editorial on Wednesday misrepresented my position regarding the issue of amending the constitution and failed to study the details of the current proposed amendments. My position for this matter has never wavered. I did say that the constitution should be amended and, during my administration, we passed two amendments in line with the recommendations of an all-party committee set up by the then parliament president.
05 Apr 2013 : Thailand has a long history of reconstructing heritage. But it has no history of conserving it.
05 Apr 2013 : I have to admit that I am a little disappointed there may be no electricity blackouts today, the first day of the suspension of natural gas supplies from Myanmar.
05 Apr 2013 : There is a common joke among my foreign friends. How many seasons are there in Bangkok? Three _ hot, really hot and hot like hell. I've lived in Bangkok all my life and I agree that the weather is hot and humid all year round. But hot like hell is a bit of an exaggeration. If it is true, then the devil has met his match in the City of Angels.