Vol. IX No. 22 - Tuesday
June 1 - June 7, 2010



Home
Automania
News
Book-Movies-Music
Columns
Community
Arts - Entertainment - Lifestyles
Happenings
Eating Out& Entertainment
Features
MailBag
Around Town
Sports
Travel & Tourism
Daily Horoscope
Cartoons
Long Live His Majesty The King
Happy Birthday HM Queen Sirikit
Current Movies in
Chiangmai's Cinemas
Advertising Rates
Classifieds
Back Issues
Updated every Tuesday
by Saichon Paewsoongnern


MAILBAG
HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]:

World Cup Request

Power Cuts!

Black smoke blocks out the Sun in Chiang Mai

 

World Cup Request

Dear Editor

I feel compelled to respond to the “ retired farang” who expects to have an English narration for the upcoming World Cup television coverage .Has he forgotten that he is a “Guest” in this country and we speak Thai here .I would suggest he attends a Thai language seminar and give some respect to the Country he has elected to retire in .Thailand is very accommodating to the English speaking populace with an abundance of signs etc . My Thai Wife and I visited the UK recently and we did find a Thai restaurant in Brighton .Alas no one spoke Thai and the Menu was in English .I almost felt like writing a silly note to the local Newspaper.

Signed,
Rod Wilson

Chiang Mai

 

Power Cuts!

Dear Editor,

I am not sure if the system is being taxed by the overconsumption due to the high heat or something else but the frequency of power cuts seems to be increasing in my neck of Chiang Mai city.

And while I can understand that power cuts do happen, heck they even happen in my hometown in the United States, it just seems like they are happening more and more often. I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come and that the Provincial Electric Authority gets their act together and gets these problems fixed.

Yours,
Powerless in Chiang Mai


Black smoke blocks out the Sun in Chiang Mai

Dear Editor,

My Thai is still rather elementary but what I learnt from my local and expat friends, and from the media is that the Red Shirt demonstration was more than a simple class war, pro-Thaksin, rural versus urban campaign. Even though I did not support their cause I did foster a certain amount of respect for their solidarity and resilience, it seemed as though the voice of the voiceless was finally being heard.

It is difficult to judge people’s actions unless you understand the reasons, some of which may have deep roots. When it’s based on a long period of wrongdoing it’s understandable, but when it’s people vandalising due to some local disturbance that’s just downright criminal. Usually the reasons are varied for everyone and somewhere in between. However the participation by a few farang in these actions was incomprehensible.

The arson attacks around Thailand and in Chiang Mai on May 19 undermined any sympathies or progress that was made. Mob attacks on the public and private buildings are deplorable, but the symbolism of the angry mob torching a fire truck should not be lost on anyone. The primary role of the fire department is offering protection and safety to the public, a sometimes dangerous task that is performed by unarmed professionals for the greater good. Ironically the fire truck that they destroyed was red.

Whatever the colour of your shirt, your nationality or level of indifference, now is the time for all of us to dig deep for our beautiful and beloved Thailand.
Hamilton Moore



Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co. Ltd.
189/22 Moo 5, T. Sansai Noi, A. Sansai, Chiang Mai 50210
THAILAND
Tel. 053 852 557, Fax. 053 014 195
Editor: 087 184 8508
E-mail: [email protected]
www.chiangmai-mail.com
Administration: [email protected]
Website & Newsletter Advertising: [email protected]

Copyright © 2004 Chiangmai Mail. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Advertisement