Thursday, May 8, 2008

PAO election brochure

PAO election brochure, title pageFor the recent elections of the Provincial Administration Organization (PAO) council and chairman I could get a small leaflet teaching the voters on the regulations and technicalities of this election. The brochure does not explicitly say who published it, but from the emblem on the title page I guess it was written on behalf of the PAO itself.

I plan to transcribe and translate the brochure completely, as it's a nice challenge to improve my Thai reading, typing and language skills, but this will probably take quite some time as the pages inside contain lots of text, and probably also some technical vocabulary, so I will have to use the Longdo online dictionary a lot. However the title page has just few lines of text and thus is relatively fast to translate, only that different font slowed me down quite a bit. So as an appetizer as well as to commit myself to pursue this project here is the first part of the text of this brochure. The words in brackets are omitted within the Thai text, but in English they are needed to make it understandable.

ท่านเจ้าบ้านYou [be the] Master
....จังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี....[of] Surat Thani province
องค์การบริหารส่วนจังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานีPAO of Surat Thani Province
ขอเชิญชวนผู้มีสิทธิเลือกตั้งWant to invite people who have the right to vote
ไปใช้สิทธิเลือกตั้งGo use [your] right to vote
สมาชิกสภาองค์การบริหารส่วนจังหวัดCouncilors of PAO
และนายกองค์การบริหารส่วนจังหวัดand chairman of PAO
ในวันอาทิตย์ ที่ ๒๐ เนษายน ๑๕๕๑On Sunday April 20 2551
เวลา ๐๘.๐๐ – ๑๕.๐๐ น.At 8.00 – 15.00 o'clock

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