This week the cabinet approved the nationwide annual reshuffle of provincial governors, involving 31 appointments - signalling that times may have changed but feudal practices remain. Thai feudalism wears many faces, the issue discussed in this article is but one.
To progress as a nation, democratically and economically, Bangkok must cease to behave as an overlord ruling a patchwork of feudal vassals. Under the present system, the provinces are subjugated politically and are shackled economically.
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