Mail Bag

No violence, no media coverage abroad

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: An open letter to the ambassadors of nations represented in Thailand and the international media (PM Mailbag Friday, 20 June 2014) - I have to say that here…

No real will at City Hall

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: Pattaya officials claim progress in resolving Beach Road illegal parking - Pattaya Mail (PM Friday, 20 June 2014) - There is no real will by City Hall to…

Very bad practice

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: Cable wires burn, but authorities pay no mind (PM Friday, 20 June 2014) - They mix up and bundle all different types of wires which is very dangerous.…

Food sellers causing rat problem

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: Beach Road rat race continues (PM Friday, 20 June 2014) - Rat (problems) are created by food street sellers washing their equipment into surface or rain water drains,…

Move the garbage bins

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: Beach Road rat race continues (PM Friday, 20 June 2014) - If all Beach Road shops would stop putting their huge garbage containers on the beach promenade where…

Why put something in your lungs that doesn’t belong?

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: No One is dying from second hand smoke (PM Mailbag Friday, 30 May 2014) - Why would you put something in your lungs that doesn’t belong there? Anyone…

Keep an eye on residency status

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: Australian aged pensioners leaving to live overseas (PM Mailbag Friday, 20 June 2014) - Mr Craney indeed needs to keep an eye on his residency status for age…

Bring in the cats

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Editor; Re: Beach Road rat race continues (PM Friday, 20 June 2014) - Rats carried the flea that carried bubonic plague. Fortunately now a treatable illness, but I would suggest…
In the wake of recent political developments in Thailand, I feel compelled to write to address what I believe to be gross misinterpretations of the current situation in Thailand by…

Missing Joe Otter

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25
Editor I was sad to find the article of Joe’s passing, especially 3 years after the fact. Joe was a good friend to my ex husband when they were teenagers,…

Australian aged pensioners leaving to live overseas

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25
Editor; It has been noted that persons already receiving the aged pension are having difficulty surviving on their meager payment and moving to countries where their money goes further. For…

Personal experience with second hand smoke

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24
Editor: I agree that it would be very hard to find even one case regarding someone dying of second hand smoke on record today. What I do know personally and…

Some studies are like sales pitches

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24
Editor; I’m going to try and summarize my position in one letter so that we can give the P.M. and its readers a break. If the others don’t buy it,…

Never ending digging of Soi Wat Boon

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24
Editor; Please Mr Mayor, when will it ever end? I have lived here some 9 years, and not 1 year has gone by without Soi Wat Boon being dug up…

Balance sheet of the coup

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23
Editor: I sense, on purely anecdotal evidence, that most farang will agree with Charlie Cox (Mailbag May 30) that the recent coup is to be supported.  But it’s odd that…