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Something needs to be done

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39
Editor; Re: Jomtien Soi 9 dogs (PM Mailbag Friday, 13 September 2013) - Something needs to be done urgently about these stray dogs. There are simply far too many of…

Holding my breath

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39
Dear Ed; There are lots of challenges in Thailand for westerners. Mine is unique. I stayed at a hotel on Soi 8 in Pattaya and was met with a new…

Government projects can help and hurt

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39
Editor; Re: Thai economist urges gov’t to closely control Bt2 trillion spending (PM Saturday, 21 September 2013) - While government projects undoubtedly create some jobs, they can also create misery…

Acid test

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39
Editor; Re: 24-hour tourist police units launched (PM Wednesday, 11 September 2013) - The ‘acid test’ of success will be the crime rate. If the crime rate remains unchanged or…

Re Jomtien Soi 9 dogs

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39
Editor; Dear Pattaya Paul - First of all I would like to say I understand your concerns completely as I share them myself. The problem with the dogs is an…

Pure lunacy at traffic light junction

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Dear Editor, Re: incident 12th September, Sukhumvit/ Wat Boom traffic lights. At approximately 1-45 pm I was turning right from Sukhumvit into Soi Wat Boom. The lights had turned green…

Who’s at fault

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; Is it true that no matter whose at fault in an accident, the foreigner has to pay? A friend of mine had a motorbike accident Sunday night: a kid…

Run but can’t hide

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; Re: Dark irony as Pattaya, Marine Department lecture 100 boat operators on safety 24 hours before deadly speedboat crash (PM Friday, 13 September 2013) - Run & Hide -…

Aussie expats refused pension

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Dear Editor, Re: British Expats complain because their incoming age pension is not indexed due to their living in Thailand. The Brits living here in Pattaya should be happy with…

Big bust

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; I read with interest an article about the cops busting two women for trafficking sex. They seized condoms and B1800. Wow, since when is money and condoms illegal? The…

Eat pineapple

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; Re: Gout and your diet (PM Friday, 13 September 201) - Eat pineapple! Pineapple contains Bromelain which is a natural and safe anti-inflammatory. I had gout and after a…

Same old horse new jockey

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; Re: New Aussie government (PM Mailbag Friday, 13 September 2013) - Barack Obama rang to congratulate Tony Abbott on his becoming the new Australian Prime minister. During the conversation…

Growth does not come from stimulus

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; Re: State’s mammoth investments vital to Thailand’s economic growth (PM Wednesday, 11 September 2013) - You can always tell when a country is in deep trouble, when some “expert”…

Leave Ling Ping in China

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
Editor; Re: Countdown for Lin Ping’s mating trip back to Chengdu planned (PM Tuesday, 10 September 2013) - I love Ling Ping dearly but hope that she won’t return back…

Street food is the best

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37
Editor; Re: Street Food in Bangkok: Thai Culinary Delights at Every Turn (PM Saturday, 07 September 2013) - One of my best Thai meals in Bangkok was purchased from a…
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