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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Public Administration in Isaan

I had passed the gate to this compound a number of times and this time just had to stop to find out what i could. I only had my phone cam available, but the photos are geotagged so you can see the location.
I asked the only person I saw what the place was and he said Nayok, Obataur, Head of the TAO compound. Later I wondered if he had said Obataur or Obajaur (PAO) province. Consdering the size, vehicles and size and poshness of the place I would figure province. One way or the other I will go back, reshoot the place and clarify its function. But, you can take a look at a bit of government opulance here for now