A decade ago, Thaksin Shinawatra vowed to solve Bangkok's traffic congestion within six months. He failed to do it.
Now the Yingluck Shinawatra government, which is claimed to be under Thaksin's control, has effectively added 1.2 million more cars to Thailand's roads with its first-car tax rebate populist scheme. A large number of these new cars will run on Bangkok's already congested roads. Is someone suffering from a faulty memory?
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