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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BTS: Someone Broke his Promise

BTS: Someone Broke his Promise Despite the promises of a certain candidate during the last Bangkok Governor Election, the fares will be raised on the BTS skytrain’s core 23.5-kilometer routes with effect on June 1. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra last week confirmed that BTSC, the skytrain operator, had the right to increase fares on the BTS electric […]

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 […]

The Election Pongsapat Is Determined to Win

Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen is a virtual unknown in the expanding politics of Bangkok but a hard-working figure in the police force. Pongsapat is a Pheu Thai Party candidate for the much-awaited governor election who seeks to introduce a transparent and accountable government for the capital of Thailand. He stands against chief-rival, Sukhumbhand Paribatra who […]

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Smells like Bangkok Cronyism

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) established Krungthep Thanakom Co to oversee its business operations. But it was reported on January 16  that the Department of Special Investigation has proceeded with charging the scandalous extension of the contract which needed the prior approval of the interior minister. The unauthorized extension is seen by many as an illegitimate […]