I read the news today. I was touched by that Chinese businessman. I just compared him immediately with that Police General Pongpat Chayapan who had billions of Baht hidden inside safes in the ground in 11 of his houses.
Why in Thailand! We never hear stories like that, coming from the rich. Why always the poor in Thailand has more kindness and heart. Why the rich in Thailand wants to get richer by abusing the poor. Why that greed.
It amazes me so much to see that coming from a Buddhist country, while Buddha left his kingdom and wealth to seek enlightenment.
Is it because of the Monarchy mentality, Land + Money = Power. Someone enlighten me and amazes me with that “Amazing Thailand”.
Anyway, let’s leave Thailand now and go to China.
A millionaire Chinese businessman has bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up and built luxury homes for the people who lived there.
Xiong Shuihua was born in Xiongkeng village in the city of Xinyu, southern China and said that his family had always been well looked after and supported by residents in his childhood.
So when the 54-year-old ended up making millions in the steel industry he decided to repay the favor for free.
The business tycoon decided to return to the village and give everybody a place of their own to live.
Five years ago, the area was run down and many lived in basic homes.
But the area has been transformed in recent years and now 72 families are enjoying life in luxury new flats.
Meanwhile, 18 families, who were particularly kind to the businessman, were given villas of their own in a project costing close to 200 million baht.
He even promised three meals a day to the older residents and people on a low income to make sure they could get by.
The multimillionaire made his money first of all in the construction industry and later by getting involved in the steel trade.
He said: ‘I earned more money than I knew what to do with, and I didn’t want to forget my roots.
‘I always pay my debts, and wanted to make sure the people who helped me when I was younger and my family were paid back.’