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Eight years and billions of baht later, World’s largest Parliament opens in Thailand amid controversy


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Riot police gather outside Thailand’s Parliament compound ahead of an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on February 19, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

 

By Thai PBS World’s Political Desk 

 

Bangkok is now home to the world’s largest parliament complex, after almost eight years and Bt22.9 billion was spent on its construction.

 

The complex, officially called “Sappaya Sapasathan,” covers a floor area of 424,000 square meters, knocking Romania’s 365,000sqm Palace of the Parliament off the top of the list of the world’s largest legislatures.

 

However, the Romanian Parliament took even longer to build, with construction starting in 1984 when the East European nation was under Communist rule and ending 13 years later in 1997.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/eight-years-and-billions-of-baht-later-worlds-largest-parliament-opens-in-thailand-amid-controversy/

 

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Now Prayut can rule in style over his fellow countrymen who he had told many years ago "i dont want to be Prime Minister", "there will be no Coup", and "What will happen will happen"  It needs to be large or else the mans head and Pinocchio nose would not fit inside.

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(from the link above)

Sappaya Sapasathan, which means “place of assembly for good deeds,”

 

Shouldn't there be a criminal case brought for deliberate misrepresentation?

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26 minutes ago, webfact said:

However, the Romanian Parliament took even longer to build, with construction starting in 1984 when the East European nation was under Communist rule and ending 13 years later in 1997.

That says it all really.

 

Horribly profligate as usual because there is simply no accountability here. 

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2 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

 

(from the link above)

Sappaya Sapasathan, which means “place of assembly for good deeds,”

 

Shouldn't there be a criminal case brought for deliberate misrepresentation?

Oh there will be good deeds done.  They will eat, drink, and be merry, for after all they are but Prayut and his band of merry men.  Where is the sheriff of corruption LOS when needed..  

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Makes you wonder why a relatively tinpot country like Thailand needs to construct such an expensive building to conduct it's political affairs?

 

Surely renting out somewhere like the Krystal Club would be a far cheaper and easier option seeing as so many politicians seem to frequent there.

 

I wonder whether a large part of the cost has been dedicated towards anti-protest features so they can hide away safely when the inevitable happens and large mobs start gather outside with mind to do violence?

 

 

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9 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Of course it is the BIGGEST parliament in the world, it needs to be BIG for all the nonsensical hot air that will be spouted there.😜😜😜

Perhaps to be ecologically sound, there should be a biomass generator next door, to produce electricity from all the hot air and BS. It would surely make Bangkok self-sufficient?

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Just now, herfiehandbag said:

I'd go easy on the comparisons with Romania you know, thinking back...

Listen to Wield the Spade by Oysterhead, about the Romanian leader Ceauşescu.

 

Very appropriate and lyrics could be about here also. 

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4 minutes ago, Antiparovian said:

Wonder how many Orgy rooms in there?

Just the one surely: Aren't they always being encouraged to 'pull together' for the sake of the country?

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44 minutes ago, webfact said:

Bangkok is now home to the world’s largest parliament complex, after almost eight years and Bt22.9 billion was spent on its construction.

More space in which to dissipate the copious amounts of hot-air emanating from hallowed halls of legislative halitosis.  Submarines, space-ships, largest parliament in the world, worst air in the world, worst traffic fatalities in the world, one of the slowest vaccine roll-outs in the world.  Of course they need state-of-the-art and large.  Then they can perform whatever they do in grandeur and style befitting of an elite who need their space and distance away from the lowly commoners -
"Let them eat Creat!"

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46 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Of course it is the BIGGEST parliament in the world, it needs to be BIG for all the nonsensical hot air that will be spouted there.😜😜😜

I wonder if it is possible to harness all that hot air and get it to run a turbine electrical generator. That would probably supply Bangkok on a daily basis.

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Only six years late!  🙂 Well done Sino-Thai Engineering.

 

Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction was founded in 1962 by Chaowarat tycoon Charnvirakul, the father of current public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul. Anutin himself sat on the executive board from 1995 to 2004. He also owned shares in the company until his appointment to the Cabinet in 2019.

 

Who wuda thunk !  🙂

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1 hour ago, mtls2005 said:

I'll see your 250 appointed senators and raise it to 500.

 

 

 Safety in numbers .

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