The odd surprise or two from politicians really do make Thailand look like a country where there's never a dull moment. The sad thing, though, is that those surprises always end up with taxpayers' money being washed down the drain.
There are two current cases that fit the bill: one is down south and the other right in the environs of the capital.
The southern surprise involves the troubled province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, which has been selected to host the first "rubber road". It is 19km long, passing through the three districts of Thung Song, Thung Yai and Bang Chan.