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National flag’s centenary sees largest ever unfurled

By Mongkolchaowarat Thangmangmee 
The Nation

 

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The largest Thailand flag ever made was unfurled on the football pitch at Phitsanulok University on Thursday morning to commemorate the national ensign’s 100th anniversary.

 

Phitsanulok Deputy Governor Thatchai Sisuwan and Third Army Region commander Lt-Gen Vichak Siribansop led state officials and other proud citizens in singing the national anthem at 8am to celebrate the historic milestone.

 

They then presided at a ceremony in which the Rakthongchatthai 189 Foundation formally presented the 40-by-60-metre flag.

 

The flag weighs 600 kilograms and required 300 people to open it fully.

 

The flag will fly from a 189-metre-tall pole in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district, becoming a new landmark signifying national unity.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30327911

 
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When will it fly from the worlds tallest flagpole?

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Oooooooooh, so great!

More nationalistic BS!

:coffee1:

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2 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

You don't see anyone getting on one knee here.

Actually, that may be, because there is no freedom of speech or expression at all!

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1 hour ago, DM07 said:

Actually, that may be, because there is no freedom of speech or expression at all!

Really?

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1 hour ago, DM07 said:

Actually, that may be, because there is no freedom of speech or expression at all!

Actually that may be because Thais kneel on both knees in front of the Buddha or his reps.

Generally speaking they are quite patriotic, unlike some of the spoiled American football brats that just took a Trump broadside.

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15 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

Actually that may be because Thais kneel on both knees in front of the Buddha or his reps.

Generally speaking they are quite patriotic, unlike some of the spoiled American football brats that just took a Trump broadside.

Blah, blah flag and anthem blah blah...

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Maybe aliens will see it from space and say, "Wow! Look at that. What a marvel of engineering. Clearly this country is unique and special and different from all the rest who are all just the same. Let's go and heap praise on these super humans called 'Thais'".

 

What a load of old nationalistic nonsense. 

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Wow a flag story if 100 years of the current flag. Congrats.

  So what is the big deal to you expats that see some people in another country

kneeling during the anthem , that has nothing to do with Thailand or its flag

centennial.  The USA issue has everything to do with Trump and the people who

feel they have to kneel to support the protest against blacks and the police who shoot

them. Maybe if more of those white cops were actually sent to jail for killing unarmed people

then there would be no protests and kneeling athletes.

Geezer

 

 

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