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  1. Twofold increase in number of vehicles impounded

    If 490,512 drink drivers were arrested and charged, but only 16,288 vehicles impounded, what happened to the other 474,224 vehicles? Were the offenders allowed to go on their "merry" way after a small fine, as they were only a little over the limit? If so, this is outrageous! In UK if someone is breathalised and found to be over the limit, they are arrested and taken to the police station for further, more accurate tests, and if positive, the vehicle impounded, until such time as a sober, insured and licensed driver can collect it! Also, drink driving offences all go to court , and result in a minimum 12 months disqualification, plus heavy fines, community penalties and/or imprisonment. Laws and punishments are enforced! The result, less carnage on the roads. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Why? The costumes will only get wet! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. This young man is a hero in my book! He is prepared to speak in public the thoughts of millions of Thais throughout the land! Others mutter in corners behind closed doors, whilst this brave soul wears his heart (and watches) on his sleeve. More power to his elbow I say! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. NCPO confirms determination to fight corruption

    And meanwhile, there have been no arrests in the misappropriation of funds for the destitute scandal! Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words and the action needs to be immediate, not a long drawn out process with trials lasting years so that everyone has forgotten about the despicable acts conducted by officials! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. PM basks in reflected glory of popular period TV drama

    He is! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. PM Prayut recognizes calls for general election

    Clearly, this trumped up little man has never witnessed Prime Minister's question time in the UK House of Commons, or any heated debate in other democratically elected parliaments around the world! Having opposing views and airing them is all part of democracy. Sometimes we have to agree to disagree! It is called free speech! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Prayut rejects call to lift political activities ban

    How can new political parties promulgate their policies to the masses if there is a ban on the meetings of political parties? If they cannot attract membership, they will not be allowed to compete in an election! I think that I have just answered my question [emoji5] Democracy? Humbug! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. This is traditional dress as worn by the aristocrats of the day! I wonder if they would let a farm labourer in for free if he was dressed in historic period costume! Yet another example of how out of touch with the real Thailand the wealthy city based government are. Let them try to eke out an existence on 300 baht per day! They wouldn't be able to afford traditional dress then! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. NLA to draft law governing domesticated animals

    I am all in favour of regulation, but as usual, the words responsibility and enforcement spring to mind! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Thai govt unlikely to ban deadly farm chemical

    In this event, according to BioThai, there would then be challenges over enforcement of the “restricted use” condition. Of course it should be banned, but the above quote says it all! Farmers have a complete disregard for the law! There is supposed to be a ban on field burning at the moment, but the practice still continues unabated! I have yet to see the police rushing to the scene to arrest the law breakers! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Anyone remember Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" back in the 60's? Her research on the use of chemicals in the countryside predicted dire consequences on wildlife and proved to be correct! Puangrat's research is of equal importance and should be respected by government, industry and farmers alike! But, of course, as usual, money and profit is all important despite the cost to life and limb! Sent from my X98 Plus II (C2D6) using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. The way to identify the owners is to hit the dogs with a car! Many people will come forward to claim the dog as theirs and demand compensation! P.s. I am not advocating aiming cars at dogs, just being sarcastic. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. From 2006-10, I worked for learndirect, a government backed e-learning company. As a project manager, I assisted in setting up many basic literacy and numeracy programs, as well as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for offenders in prisons and the community. This method of learning and testing, through online computer programs, is extremely effective as it goes at the individual learner's pace, can be done in small sections, not long tedious lessons, and is fun. The only problem I can foresee is that the programs and tests will be in UK English and not American English. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. How can Thailand be so dumb!!!! Nothing, I repeat nothing, is "a separate issue from human rights"!!!! Should do wonders for the peace talks with the Moslem insurgents in the South! Unbelievable. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Long march ends in uncertainty

    Fantastic! These guys remind me of the Jarrow marchers in UK who marched from Tyneside to London in October 1936 to protest against unemployment and poverty. The March was organised by the Trades Unions and eventually led to sweeping social and economic changes after WWII. It is a democratic right of any person to protest peacefully against injustice and governments. I hope that this movement grows and leads to the removal of the current military regime. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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