19 Jun 2017
Leading Thai architects and the national association of engineers have denounced the use of Section 44 to speed up the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway line project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, pointing out that it puts public safety at risk. “The use of the special law as an exception to building an approach to good governance … may cause confusion and mistrust in the rush to implement the project,” reads the statement of the Engineering Institute of Thailand Under H.M. the King’s Patronage (EIT).
10 Nov 2015
A rumour that the Thai military government will withdraw support for several publicly-funded educational organisations has caused a stir on social media. On Monday, 9 November 2015, Duangrit Bunnag, a well-known Thai architect, posted a message on Facebook that it has been confirmed that the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday will discuss a plan to withdraw support for leading public educational organisations under the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD).