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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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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. […]

Bangkok Governor receiving a Red Card on the Futsal Stadium

The scandal of an unfinished Futsal Stadium was bad enough on the image of Thailand, and the rubbing of salt on festering wounds was worse when FIFA rejected the use of the stadium for official matches. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), led by the Governor, was and still is responsible for the completion of the stadium. […]