Oil versus respect
for victims’ families
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
Gary Dale Cearley
Help needed, please
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.
classical music CDs
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