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They directly contact the sources [of ...
They directly contact the sources [of administrative power] when in need and could voice their complaints through the media while poorer Bangkokians still have to rely on [these] representatives," said Chaiwat Thirapanthu, chairman of Civic Net and co-founder of Bangkok Forum, both middle-class based civic groups.
said research is needed to find out how the system could be made more responsive.
He suggests that perhaps the immediate surrounding provinces around Bangkok should become part of Bangkok, headed by an elected governor with six mayors running policies in tandem with the governors also elected.
This way, Bangkok and its vicinity can be better served.
"We must reinvent governance [in the area]," added Chaiwat
because many people live in greater Bangkok but come to work in Bangkok every weekdays.
In addition to the exercise and ...
In addition to the exercise and reflection actibvities, Mr. Chaiwat Thirapantu, President of Civic Net, Thailand, also provided participants with eight intellectual tools of creative thinking, words, musical logic, the body, human relationships, visual experience, nature and intuition.
Bangkok Post Tuesday 06 September 2005 - Centre gives financial advice to the poor
Chaiwat Theerapantu, director of Bangkok Forum, an NGO promoting public participation, praised the centre as a "real financial project that truly benefits the people."
"You need to give credit to the BMA for sending the right message, telling people to save while the government and private companies do the opposite," he
Chaiwat Thiraphan, the ...
Chaiwat Thiraphan, the chairman of civic group Bangkok Forum, said he did not expect the new governor to solve all the city's ailments in his or her four-year term.
"After years of making proposals and suggestions to the city governors, I've come to the conclusion that we can't expect a city governor to solve the city's problems under the current administrative structure and with inactive officials at City Hall," he
· Mr. Chaiwat Thirapantu, Civicnet Institute, Thailand