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Locals from Nakhon Thong Village in the Racha Thewa district of Samut Prakarn, the central province of Thailand, have made an impassioned appeal to the media to highlight the provincial government’s neglect of their roads in favour of pretty street lamps. Samut Prakarn provincial officers continue to ignore residents’ calls to improve the district’s dangerous roads and thoroughfares. The road construction, which was expected to be finished 3 months ago, is never-ending while the project to install fancy, pricey street lamps goes on. Samut Prakarn provincial officers are still under investigation by the Office of The National Anti-Corruption Commission but […]

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Sad but it’s common. In my village the roads are appalling with heavy trucks breaking up the concrete and exposing the reinforcing. The strip between the village and highway no one wants to pay to concrete it resulting in a potholed mud strip that floods every time it rains. In the meantime the headman has in 1 term, acquired a new Ute, new car, trucks, rice harvesters and that’s just what I know of. He also in 1 moo paid each household 1000 baht to vote for him in his next term. 

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