Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Thailand plans $9m funeral for princess!

Thailand's prime minister approved a nearly nine million dollar budget for a lavish funeral for the sister of the nation's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week. The government plans to construct a vast crematorium in a park near the Bangkok's Grand Palace for the funeral of Princess Galyani, who died of cancer on January 2 at age 84.
what kind of comment can i tell for this? Sure i was stunned to see that this amount was being spend only on a funeral. Ya true she is the princess and the only sister of the King. But still a 9 million dollar budget?To do what? Ya sure i am stunned and at a loss for words when i think how many people out there r dirt poor and don't know what to do for one meal. Well if it was some private citizen doing it, i wouldn't think twice, but when its the government that's spending so much....
Ya i know that its a royal matter and so on, but i still do feel that they could have reduced on the amount and used it on something better rather than a funeral (specially when it will be held in 5 or 6 months). Meanwhile her body is lying in a teak coffin, surrounded by golden urns and jeweled decorations at the Grand Palace.

2 comments:

--xh-- said...

hm... one side, people wate money for ceremoney like this (lavish funerals, marriage and so on) and otehr side, people cant even find food for one time a day... two sides of a coin...

Enigma said...

@ xh
well it sure is disgusting..i can understand for wedding and ya expenses to a certain amount...But government spending so much is ridiclous.