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Culture is paramount

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The letter by Kuldeep Nagi in yesterday's ''PostBag'', ''Thailand must wake up'' is off the mark in a number of its assertions. 

Firstly, his saying that students spend half their day worshipping and bowing to dull historic figures is a gross exaggeration and also disrespectful.

No students I have come across in Thailand spend any significant amount of time worshipping historic figures, who are in fact representatives of the people who helped shape and mould Thailand into a culturally diverse nation. Why is it wrong to acknowledge and give thanks for what they achieved?

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