Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Land Of Smiles
Thailand aka LAND OF SMILES now became LAND OF HOSTILES !!!
A stranded passenger sleeps at the departure terminal of Bangkok's international airport after Thai anti-government protesters seized control of the facility, in Bangkok today. Bangkok's international airport will remain closed until at least the end of Wednesday after anti-government protesters seized control of the facility, an air traffic control official said. Staff had been asked to leave the control tower at Suvarnabhumi Airport because of the closure, said Puttawan Noirod, a spokeswoman for Aeronautical Radio of Thailand, which controls air traffic across the country. AFP Pix (From NST Online)
Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia have cancelled all flights to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, today due to the prevailing situation there.
As I am writing AFAIK, Raymond Hee aka Dr Rum which had gone and ran the recently concluded StanChart Bangkok Marathon was stranded at the airport as of this morning. I hope he would have been taken out of the airport and putting himself up in a hotel until the situation improve, else it will be a nightmare for him.