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...I hope no mall burnings too but this time it's not about elections, but about an amnesty bill that should absolve politicians from all wrong doings including illegal deals and corruption for the last 10 years. Obviously not many people are in favour of this bill.
First, in my view your latest set of pictures are a large step forward in the quality of your street photography in that you're showing people in a more expressive way close up. I congratulate you on this, but would recommend that the next step is to shoot even closer with a 28mm lens, which as a foreigner, is much more easy to do in Bangkok than in the West.
Although this is OT, I would say the the bill is more correctly called a "reconciliation" bill than an "amnesty" bill and I would remind you that there has never been a government here that was not been hugely corrupt. Also, the statement, "Obviously not many people are in favour of this bill." applies to Bangkok rather than nationwide, which is a part of the general political problem here: were the prime minister to call a "snap" general election now, there is no doubt who would win. The political situation is very ugly here and people cannot talk about politics to each other. It is instructive to reflect on the reconciliation that happened in Sough Africa, with its successful Reconciliation Commission, in a situation that much more dire over a much longer period of time, with much more killing involved over the years, based on the obvious racial issue of apartheid with the racial imbalance of 10% vs 90%. That reconciliation was possible in South Africa in a much more difficult and extreme situation, but that this has become impossible in Thailand speaks volumes about the ugliness and the unpleasantness of the political situation here. The last few years I had to travel to Johannesburg several times a year: strolling in Mandela Square in Sandton, one sees gaggles of teenage girls whose racial composition is white, black, coloured (in South African parlance) Indian and Chinese — something that one could have not imagined in one's wildest dreams before Reconciliation.
Bangkok Hysteria [download link for book project].