A reader passes on the following memo circulated internally within the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority which can be found here:
Translation into English below:
Most Urgent: Memo
Office : Bangkok (Office of Permanent Secretary of Bangkok Metropolitan Authority Tel. 0 2224 8652 or Tel. 1280 Fax. 0221 6170)
No.: Kor Thor 0403/1093 Date: 7th of October 2011
Subject: Invitation to the Brahman water-lowering ceremony
To Directors and Departmental Heads of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has arranged a Brahman water-lowering ceremony on Saturday the 8th of October 2011 at 14.39 at the Bangkok City Pillar Shrine to beg to Kang Ka, the River Goddess, to lower the flood in Bangkok rapidly.
Therefore, we invite you to attend this ceremony with the agenda as follows:
14.39 hrs. Worship Ceremony (Barhma Ceremony)
15.09 hrs Chanting Ceremony
Meet at 14.00 hrs at the Bangkok City Pillar Shrine Dress Thai dress or polite dress
For your information
BP: Will this work and keep Bangkok safe? Oh we beg ye dear Kang Ka, please allow us Bangkokians to continue our shopping and only flood the poor rice-growing peasants….