Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Via Super Punch we learn that some influential individuals in Thailand’s business and government sectors are entertaining an ambitious infrastructure project that would create the south east Asia equivalent of the Suez or Panama canals by excavating a shipping lane through the country’s narrow land-bridge at Kra. The short-cut through the Malay peninsula would connect the Pacific and Indian oceans and would yield significant reductions in transit times and allow container ships to bypass territorially disputed and pirate-haunted waters.