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Stories behind Thailand’s very own White House – Ban Phitsanulok

 

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The United States has the White House and the UK has 10 Downing Street, but in Thailand it is Ban Phitsanulok that serves as the national leader’s official residence. However, over the past four decades, only two Thai prime ministers have actually lived there – with one of them just for a few days.

 

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who has led the government since 2014, has never stayed at this imposing residence designed by Mario Tamagno, an Italian architect who helped create the grand Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.

 

Since taking office six years ago, Prayut has preferred to live at his Army quarters – a choice which recently landed him in the dock at the Constitutional Court. The opposition filed the case, accusing the PM of violating the supreme law by receiving military privileges after retiring as Army chief in September 2014.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/stories-behind-thailands-very-own-white-house-ban-phitsanulok/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2020-12-06
 
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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The opposition filed the case, accusing the PM of violating the supreme law by receiving military privileges after retiring as Army chief in September 2014.

Which seems rather apparent, unless you are a high ranking judge in Thailand.  cha cha is just more at home surrounded by guns and jack boots. 

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10 minutes ago, Changoverandout said:
32 minutes ago, Techno Viking said:

With a good scrubbing it would look white again.

I’d imagine it’s had its fair share of scrubbers in there.

But none with covid, obviously.

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