Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Songkran!


We received a note from Addy this morning. She managed to get out of Bangkok and is "Chilling on the beach in Koh Samet." When she and Bangkok are sufficiently cooled down she will return to Bangkok to start her new job on May 10th as a kindergarten teacher. I'm relieved she isn't in Bangkok right now.

For those who have not followed the situation, this is from the Bangkok Post:

The government sued the opposition for peace on Saturday night, after a failed but bloody attack by police and the army on red shirt encampments left nine people dead and hundreds wounded in bloody street battles.
A spokesman said Korbsak Sabhavasu, the prime minister's secretary-general, has been assigned to try to negotiate a truce with the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leaders
The Centre for Public Administration in Emergency Situations (CPAES) spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd announced the move in a nationwide television address about 9.30pm.
He said talks were needed immediately to separate the two sides and end the ongoing clashes, because the situation was heading out of control and there could be further casualties on both sides.

3 comments:

Old Toad said...

Great to hear that Addy is safe and "chilling," Gunnar. Hope her Daddy (and Mom) are less anxious today.

Gunnar Berg said...

We're chillin'.

kevin c ruberg said...

coincidentally my sister taught elementary school and is now a librarian at a catholic school in fairfax va.. i bought a bunch of old books for a song (not really ..it was cash),,in and amongst them were some texts on elementary level teaching and kindergarten in particular ....i am going to forward them to my daughter