Saturday, 16 October 2010

33 Thais in miraculous rescue

When a CNN reporter asked whether the expense of the rescue operation could have been saved by simply enforcing the traffic laws and making drivers stop at pedestrian crossings, Deputy PM Suthep stepped in and claimed that this was another example of foreigners being unable to understand Thai culture.
Police were ordered to escort the reporter to CRES headquarters where he was charged under the Emergency Decree with asking a question that might cause panic or misunderstanding among the public about the emergency situation, affecting national security.
And so the episode ended with mutual self-congratulation all round. The only remaining problem is that half the pedestrians now want to re-cross the road to get back home.

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