Monday, May 17, 2010

Unfortunate events in Bangkok heartbreaking

I have been following fairly closely news reports as well as analyses of the unfortunate events in Bangkok. It is certainly very heartbreaking. From my own observations, social peace and also political stability in Thailand can only be fully restored if and when the structural problem of region - as well as class -based inequality is effectively addressed. The socio -economic disparity between metropolitan Bangkok on one hand and the northern, north-eastern and southern parts of Thailand on the other is evident, while sharpening class-conscious discontents within Bangkok itself is also obvious from a sociological observation. Of course, an end to the current disorders in Bangkok is a necessary pre-condition for the structural question to be addressed by all sides.


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