17 August 2005

Thailand has a cunning plan.....

Thailand has cooked up a brilliant plan to solve the problems of its southern provinces. The cunning plan doesn't involve giving them independence or autonomy, nor does address the grievances Southern Thais have with the central government. The cunning plan is... get them to watch more TV.
Thailand is dishing out free cable television in its restive Muslim south in the hope that sports coverage such as English Premiership soccer will calm tensions in a region plagued by violence. Interior Minister Kongsak Wantana told reporters on Tuesday an initial batch of 500 televisions would soon be installed at village tea shops so those who could not afford cable TV at home could all watch their favourite sports together.
Source: Reuters

All I can say is... utterly brilliant. Couch potatoes don't fight. To paraphrase Marx, Football will be opiate of the Southern Thai masses.

For those in Malaysia deprived of the EPL because of Astro's monopoly, the Thais have shown you the way to get free to air Premier League.


At 8/17/2005 6:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couch potatoes don't have sex that much too. Also solve the population problem...

At 8/21/2005 3:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Confirms what I've always said. And has really annoyed my sister. Tee hee. Sonia.


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