Bangkok has the worst traffic problem I've ever experienced, or at least it seemed that way flying in from Myanmar, where so few people could afford cars. Now some Thai generals have decided that stopped traffic is patriotic. Reports Ananova:
Traffic would come to a halt every time the national anthem is played under new proposals to promote patriotism in Thailand.
Opponents of the Flag Bill, put forward by a group of retired and current generals, say it would cause chaos on the roads.
The minute long national anthem is played twice a day in Bangkok, during the raising and lowering of the flag, reports Sky News.
Retired General Pricha Rochanasena, 70, said: "The national anthem lasts only one minute and eight seconds.
"So why can't motorists stop their cars for the sake of the country? They already spend more time in traffic jams anyway."
Yes, that's Ananova quoting Sky News. But it could be true.