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Oil versus respect for victims’ families

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Decibels drown classical music CDs

 

Oil versus respect for victims’ families

Dear Editor,
The unfolding news that the government of the United Kingdom caved in during talks with Libya allowing a mass murderer to return home to a hero’s welcome is extremely disturbing to me. How many people in the past several years have lost their lives fighting terrorism and now Britain shows the rest of the world where her priorities really and truly lie: petroleum.
I have been following this story not only in the newspapers but also on twitter and in the blogosphere and it looks incredibly two faced. It sets a cruel double standard for the families and loved ones of the victims. I bet they’d say “keep the damned oil!” Killing hundreds of people is a forgivable sin? In the United Kingdom, when oil is involved, well, I guess we have our answer!
Gary Dale Cearley

 

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Dear Editor,
My name is Emily Hunt and I am a student at Payap University’s International College and I am doing a group project on Recycling in the Chiang Mai area and I wanted to know if the wats mentioned in the article “Recycle to make merit, says Chiang Mai Municipality” from issue Vol. I No. 1 Saturday 26 October - 1 November 2002 are still performing the services mentioned in the article. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Emily Hunt


Decibels drown classical music CDs

Dear Editor
I am pleased to see you are publishing letters again and I was interested to read the letter from Sek Thongsuwan.
I was one of the lucky residents who went to hear his concert which I enjoyed enormously. I also checked out his You Tube interview. In it he said how he liked to listen to classical music. I share his love but sadly, here in Chiang Mai the only time I can enjoy music is at concerts like his. Listening to records at home is always spoilt by noise from outside. Like thousands of my neighbours in apartment houses where I live behind Nimmanhaeminda Road, every night I must endure a loud booming noise from a night club in “Prasertland”. Yes, that is the area where your story this week told about violations of liquor laws.
The landlord has been asked to control his noisy tenants and a petition was sent weeks ago to the Amphur but the civil servants there have taken no action. I wonder what else can be done. Do your readers have any suggestions?
Ricky Ward
Sukassem Rd