Setback for BMA in War against the Poor and Ugly

A setback for the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority and its plan to recreate Bangkok as a picturesque, working class-free zone as residents of Ratchaburi have told them where to place the 10,000 pigeons they were planning to ship out from the city. Local residents were concerned about what the pigeons would eat, the spread of avian flu and what Khun Somchai Obviouslymadeupname said about ‘nasty city ways’ and ‘unwanted urchins.’

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JW has been one of the first contributors to this blog before he gave up on it all in April 2010, during a time when Thai society got more and more polarized about political matters because of red-shirt protesters.

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