Second fire at Samut Prakan landfill

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is mobilizing staff and equipment to extinguish a second fire at Samut Prakan landfill. Police Colonel Pichai Kriangwattanasiri, the Director of the Bangkok Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said the fire was in the center of a landfill which is the same spot as before. Today at 11:00 a.m., Police […]

Bangkok Governor’s Safety City Policy is a Sham

Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra assigned city law enforcement officials to tighten security measures and provide greater support to police to ensure the safety of residents of the capital and those in and near protest areas. According to MCOT, the Governor presided over a ceremony to provide moral support to municipal workers on duty at City […]

More Money for Non-Existent Anti-Flood Projects?

Over and over Bangkokians have heard about anti-flood promises made by their elected Governor. Now Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has promised to another 4- year plan to prevent flooding in the city. Governor Sukhumbhand Paripatra has proposed to the national Government for a budget of 23 billion baht to implement the flood prevention program, which encompasses […]

Phra Khanong District: Floods and Sinking Promises

Even with the 2013 Bangkok Governor Election promises to upgrade the flood-prevention projects at the incredible cost of tax-payers money, Bangkokians are still seeing a repeat of flash floods, terrible traffic jams and empty pledges. The Governor,  Sukhumbhand Paripatra, has failed to show accountability with the billions of baht used for these supposedly efficient infrastructure […]

Anti-Flood Projects or Money-Making for the Few?

Excess monies have been used by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for upgrading work that seems to be repetitive for the past 8 years. The system of public administration is subjected to multiple abuses and without transparency. How long will this go on and how much will be used at the expense of taxpayers’ money? […]

US-Thai Research to Prevent HIV Infections

Thailand and the United States have declared a success in their research to prevent HIV infections, saying their studies show that the generic anti-retroviral drug Tenofovir was 74 percent effective. US Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Pirapong Saichua, and BMA project chief Khajit Chupanya announced the […]

Floods Warning but BMA is Sleeping on the Job

The National Disaster Warning Centre on Wednesday issued a warning for people in Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun to prepare for heavy rainfall, possible flash floods, forest runoff and mudslides from today to Saturday (June 15, 2013). There will also be strong wind-generated 2 to 3-metre-high waves in the upper part of the […]

Flooding in Bangkok – Who’s to blame?

Chatuchak was recently flooded despite the denial of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and their Governor. The dredging projects at the canals are slow and the supposed flood prevention in the city is not visible. In fact, people are wondering what is happening with the money spent for all these projects. Governor Sukhumbhand must be held […]

Thai Patriots Network told to leave Sanam Luang

The Thai Patriots Network, which is a group of right-wing neo-fascists, is planning for a protests to disrupt the relations between Thailand and Cambodia. The protests for ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple (known as Phra Viharn by Thai people) is supported by the far right-wings of the Democrat Party and their ally, the People’s Alliance […]

BMA neglects Health Care in Bangkok

Health care for the poor has been neglected in the city by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) who is responsible for the residents and the people living, working in all sectors. The BMA is empowered by its own funding and authority to ensure that everyone in the city-province have access to their basic rights. But […]

Bangkok’s Fire Safety Failure

The Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) has urged the City Hall to recall nearly 100,000 fire extinguishers it has distributed to various households following reports of explosion of the device. Bangkok Metropolitan Councilor for Phasi Charoen area Sutha Nitiphanont said that last month residents in several districts have filed complaints against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for […]

Bangkok’s Futsal Arena – Evidences of Negligence

Too many people are asking about the progress of the Bangkok Futsal Arena. The answer is that its far from complete. There are enough evidence to show that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the contractors who had promised to complete it on time have utterly fail in their promises and responsibility. What happened to all that […]

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Interview with Sukhumbhand Ends Badly

Sukhumbhand is campaigning for his second term as Bangkok Governor. Recently he was interviewed by Bangkok Post in what was seen as a shift from his unreachable approach to a man who almost candidly answers questions of the interviewer. The word association segment at the end was very unusual and poorly executed with no aims. […]

Pongsapat: Leadership for Bangkok

According to the Bangkok Poll, as cited by a local English newspaper, that when asked who they would vote for if the election took place on the survey day, 23.9% of the respondents said Pol Gen Pongsapat of the Pheu Thai Party, and 23.6% of them backed MR Sukhumbhand of the Democrat Party. Only 6.5% […]

Eight Years of Failure: Will We See Change in Bangkok?

For the past 8 years, the Democrat Party ruled Bangkok, a cross-political irony that has been playing out Bangkokians. In the city, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s, or BMA for short, response to the sluggish development of a financial Armageddon was to, and seen as illegal and unlawful, the extension of the BTS contract. This was a self-described as […]