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Culture Ministry proposes holidays from July 4th to 9th for Songkran celebrations

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6 hours ago, ubon farang said:

Think about it Thais have been doing it tough for about 3 months now No work Living on food handouts Is it that dam important to have these holidays? Oh come on I am sure most thais will not be upset if they dont?

They have already forgoten about Songran till next year. Guess they need to get the killing going on the roads again. Somebody better tell this dingbat culture Minister that thailand has a severe drought at the moment

 

As for school Yeah keep the kids from learning its great They did not get enough time off did they?

Of the 39 million officially employed in Thailand, how many have been laid off (not including those who were temporary stood down at 75% salary) ?

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On 6/3/2020 at 4:57 PM, wharfdaddy said:

4th of July is when we celebrate Independence Day in The USA. Normally I get to give the British credit. This time I get to blame a virus.....uhhh, same thing.

July 4th seems great. Celebrate American Independence and Songkram in one. I'll buy a bunch of bottle rockets to celebrate, plus maybe a BBQ.

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On 6/3/2020 at 9:46 AM, Phil McCaverty said:

He wasn't unseated he was moved up to a ministerial post and his brother took over as mayor of Pattaya.


Well, I thought  - by the media reports at that time - that he got "moved" without any electoral influence - which I interpreted as "unseated" - quite obviously I am wrong.

After being removed by Prayut in 2016 he sort of disappeared, lost an election 2018 in Cholburi but finally got appointed into the family's ministry of culture in July 2019 😉 

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1 hour ago, Sydebolle said:


Well, I thought  - by the media reports at that time - that he got "moved" without any electoral influence - which I interpreted as "unseated" - quite obviously I am wrong.

After being removed by Prayut in 2016 he sort of disappeared, lost an election 2018 in Cholburi but finally got appointed into the family's ministry of culture in July 2019 😉 

In 2016 he was replaced by a 12 man committee, appointed by Prayut. Ittipol became a monk. In April 2018 he was appointed as an assistant to the tourist and sports minister by Prayut. There have been no elections for the position of mayor of Pattaya since the junta came to power. Sontaya was appointed by Prayut to the position on September 25th 2018. 

 

The reason that the Khunploem family were brought back into the fold, prior to the elections was to ward off a bid by Somkid Jatusripitak to form a pro junta party to oppose Prayut's election as prime minister post election. They were seen as being capable of firming up Prayuts electoral base on the Eastern seaboard.

 

 

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