Bangkok governor Wallop Suwandee said the city would continue to  ban vendors from setting up streetside stalls on Mondays.  The announcement came despite Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej insisting that the regulation was "inappropriate." Suwandee said the policy allowed pedestrians more room to walk at least once a week, and allowed authorities to clean the pavement. Meanwhile, the premier said previously that he wondered whether someone would die if vendors were allowed to set up their stalls on the streets on Monday.
Bangkok Post