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Ignorance describes the governor race in Bangkok

Posted: Mar. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Many would agree that the most recent governor race was filled with blunt stupidity. Most of this is based from Thailand its self as way too many people have their hands placed in the cookie jar. It all comes down to structure and Bangkok simply doesn’t have it.

Baseless, directionless, clueless, senseless and hopeless is the Bangkok governorship.

The problem is the messy organisational structure of not just Bangkok, but Thailand as a whole, which fosters gross inefficiencies and allows for far too many hands in the cookie jar.

Proposals to solve traffic congestion comprise a major part of candidates' platforms, but the roads aren't even under the jurisdiction of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). They belong to the Transport Ministry. Meanwhile, the police control the traffic, but the Royal Thai Police force answers directly to the prime minister. So who's actually in charge when it comes to traffic?

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