The meeting today between City Hall and the Water and Flood Management Commission to settle the "sandbags in the drains" issue is welcome. Hopefully, this approach will be the norm for the two organisations to resolve any future conflict in a mature fashion.
Having engaged in childish tit-for-tat for the past couple of days, it appears that sensibility has been restored - at least for now – in the two protagonists in the conflict, Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi and Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra.
The two men were to meet Friday at the office of the Water and Flood Management Commission to discuss the issue at stake. Mr Plodprasop said Thursday that he had invited MR Sukhumbhand, who also a member of the commission, to attend the commission’s meeting in order to settle the sandbag conflict, as suggested by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.