Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thai unrest: Butterworth trains run on schedule

Train services to Bangkok and vice-versa continue to operate as normal despite the chaos in Bangkok.
A Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd official here said the Bangkok Express from Bangkok arrived here at 12.55pm and continued its return journey at 2.20pm yesterday.

He said about 60 passengers, mainly foreigners, left for Bangkok.

"Based on feedback, we do not foresee any disruption to the train services."

The official said there had also been no reports of cancellation of tickets by passengers.
The southern province of Songkhla is reported to be stable.

The border towns -- Danok near Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah, Pekan Siam at Padang Besar and Wang Kelian-Wang Prachan -- are calm.

The Malaysian consulate in Songkhla said it was business as usual there.

"Songkhla and all the border towns are free from violence and protests.

"The people here are more interested in business. They are far away from the political scene.

"Malaysians travel across the border freely without any signs of a high-security alert."

There are 150 to 300 Malay-sians who work and live in Songkhla.

Source : NST
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