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Samui airport’s deafened neighbours stage kite protest

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Samui airport’s deafened neighbours stage kite protest

By The Nation

 

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Soldiers and police were called to Samui International Airport on Wednesday after about 10 neighbours unhappy with compensation offers sent up a fleet of kites to blockade the end of the runway.

 

Most neighbours have accepted the airport’s offer of Bt50 million apiece as compensation for putting up with the noise and tremors of jets overhead and cracks in their walls, but some feel their aggravation has a higher price.

 

When the kites went up near the end of the western runway, the Samui Aeronautical Radio Centre called Borphut police for help and the police in turn phoned the Samui-based 45th Army Circle.

 

The troops arrived to find the kites still airborne and couldn’t initially talk the protesters into grounding them. The residents demanded to talk to airport management.

 

When police and soldiers offered to arrange and mediate a formal meeting at the police station on March 14, the kites finally fluttered to earth.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30365291

 

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What does it take to make some people happy, 50 million each and they carry on like little kids.

Take the money and get a life.

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So 50 mill aint enough, that doesnt mean you can endanger others lives, on planes for example that are about to land. There is a reason why flying your sh*t near airports is frowned upon and is illegal in many countries.
I would have given them a simple common sense ultimatum: take that stuff off or get a pair of handcuffs.

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

When police and soldiers offered to arrange and mediate a formal meeting at the police station on March 14, the kites finally fluttered to earth.

Next Week or old news?

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38 minutes ago, ronaldo0 said:

What’s this about ? The airport has been there for around 30 years and when built there weren’t many houses around it . Are people who built a house lately thinking it would be quiet near an airport ?? 🙈

And they have just built a brand new development of houses and shops at the southern end of the runway on the way through to the Ghost Road.  🤫

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Heathrow has similar problems!

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I somehow doubt Bangkok Airways has offered each neighbor 50 million baht. That does not sound like something they would do. And if that is the case, why not take the money, and move off Samui? The vast majority of the Samui locals have already left. It is not even close to the island it used to be. Take the money and run. Run as far away as you can. 

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5 hours ago, ronaldo0 said:

What’s this about ? The airport has been there for around 30 years and when built there weren’t many houses around it . Are people who built a house lately thinking it would be quiet near an airport ?? 🙈

Sydney had the same problem years ago, a lot of people got compensation.

There was only 1 person who was living there before the airport opened, and he was happy to stay

 

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50 million baht per head? Not sure if this is a miss-print... 

if not I would have set up somewhere else by  now!

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