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Thailand: After the floods, plans for factories in Isaan

Thailand: After the floods, plans for factories in Isaan

By Mon, Feb 20, 2012 9:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand: After the floods, plans for factories in Isaan

By The Isaan Record When the mobile cabinet meeting rolls into Udon Thani on February 21, Withoon Kamonlnaruemet, the president of the Khon Kaen branch of the Federation of Thai Industries, is prepared to woo cabinet members with a presentation. Mr. Withoon and a committee headed by Khon Kaen Governor Sombat Triwatsuwan plan to request...

2011 – Some personal thoughts

By Sat, Dec 31, 2011 12:10PM UTC 71 Comments 2011 – Some personal thoughts

By Saksith Saiyasombut Note: The views expressed here are solely those of the author and not of Asian Correspondent and of the other Siam Voices authors 2011 is history and looking back on Thailand this past year, it has been yet another eventful year that brought some answers, but many more questions to the wide-spread problems that continues to plague the...

The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 1: No water in the Bangkok you’re thinking of!

By Tue, Nov 22, 2011 6:00PM UTC 6 Comments The view on Pinklao district from an elevated road on the Western side of the Chao Praya river, one day after the tides reached on all-time high, fully flooding the district on October 30, 2011 (Photo by Saksith Saiyasombut)

By Saksith Saiyasombut Thailand is currently suffering the what has been often billed as the worst floods “in decades”. And looking at the immense inundated areas, the not yet foreseeable damage and the human suffering with millions of people being affected by this force of nature, it surely is a sobering sight. Even though the...

Thai Floods: Life beyond the ‘Big Bag’ barrier – A photo essay

By Wed, Nov 16, 2011 10:30AM UTC Comments Off A family navigate the Big Bag barrier where it cuts off Paholyothin road near the Royal Air Force gardens, in Sai Mai area. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha)

By Lillian Suwanrumpha As rumours filter in regarding the possibility of 400 Rangsit locals descending upon the “Big Bag” barrier with destruction in mind, many beyond the great divide attempt to carry on with life as normal – if  ‘normal’ could in any way be applied to navigating one’s neighbourhood in up to two metres...

Thai Floods: Relief for our furry friends – A photo essay

By Wed, Nov 02, 2011 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Thai Floods: Relief for our furry friends – A photo essay

By Lillian Suwanrumpha In the midst of Thailand’s worst flooding in over 50 years, last week the cabinet announced an official holiday from Octobe 27-31  for those in 21 flood-hit provinces. Many took the opportunity to escape to unscathed areas in the country or abroad to cope with the crisis, leaving the centre of Bangkok...

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