The civil unrest in Thailand is getting tiresome. First you the yellow shirts (democracy guys) trying to oust a so called puppet government apparently controlled by the exiled Thaksin Shinawatra. Well they protested and blocked off the airport, and finally succeeded. Now the yellow shirts are happy with the suave new PM, now comes the red shirts, so called Thaksin loyalists, but protesting under the banner of justice as well. Surely there cannot be two camps calling for fuller democracy. Red shirts are more violent and unruly and have started to fight with the army, and this would really piss the army off. The army is a very important factor in Thailand politics as the military has held countless coups, which basically takes over the running of the government pending fresh elections or decisions, before handing back power to the "right person/party".
Surprisingly, the King has not yet said anything. The yellow shirts campaign was based on the loyal followers of the King (yellow being the colour of the King). Once and for all, have a fair elections and the King must come out and say something definitive. I shudder if anything happens to the King now as he is quite old and has not been well of late. Then its really total chaos and probably an immediate military rule, and this time the military could very well govern for a very very long time.
In other news, before I get to more Thai-riffic developments. Apparently now local police are setting up roadblocks to check cars for pirated DVDs, CDs and VCDs. Need I say more?
Now for the luckiest guy in Thailand award. This guy married two very beautiful nurses, who happens to be twins as well. Life is good.
Subject: Lucky Man Marries Thai Twins!
(Translated from the )
After Mr Wichai (Tao), aged 24, from Samut Songkram province, who earns his living by dealing in old goods, got married to gorgeous twins Ms Sirintara and Ms Thipawan 22, he vouched his sincerest 'equal love' for both of them!
Mr Wichai, just yesterday, got married in a grand ceremony to both twins simultaneously.
On being interviewed by Thai Rath reporters, Mr Wichai declared wholeheartedly that he didn't see much problem in having to perform tiresome marital duties with two wives.
In the before the wedding, Mr Wichai successfully offered a dowry of eight baht of gold and 80,000 baht EACH for his lovely darlings.
Both families celebrated the marriage with joy and were said to be delighted for the threesome.
Mr Wichai told the press that he had been best of friends with his neighbouring twins since they were children.
'When I grew older, I would walk past their house each morning and try to decide for myself which one I fancied more, but it was darn impossible - I adored BOTH of them - I just couldn't decide which one of them to chat up....!'
He went on to say, 'For three continuous years all three of us would go on dates together, until there was one day when I couldn't stand the frustration any longer and told them, 'I love you and want to marry you BOTH''
The fortunate Mr Wichai, instead of getting a slap in the face, was overjoyed when both girls admitted to having sworn all along that they wished to marry the same man!
'It wasn't easy at first, what with the neighbours gossiping, but our family sympathized, understood, and fully supported our mutual love for the one man' the twins said.
Mr Wichai arranged for his brides to live with him in his family house after the wedding, and his mother has already proudly prepared TWO rooms for the newly-weds.
Our reporters were just gagging to hear the response to this mouth-watering question:-
"And.... what are the sleeping arrangements Mr Wichai?", to which he replied modestly with a beaming smile.
'Absolutely no problems! For the first three nights of the week, I will sleep with Ms Thipawan and the next three will be spent with Ms Sirintara. As for , the three of us will sleep together'
Ms Sirintara finally told the press, 'When my twin and I worked as assistant nurses, we promised each other that we would never leave each other's side, and that our future husband would have to either take us both, or leave us.'
p/s photos: Kate Tsui Chi San