Updated: Bangkok and the flood

21 10 2011

At the Bangkok Post:

Somsak Soonthornrawaphat, an expert from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), said it seemed that the government was facing difficulties in making Bangkok’s governor follow its flood management plan.

“It looks like Mr Sukhumbhand has absolute control over Bangkok’s flood control. But, the more state authorities try to save the capital, the more people are suffering from the flood,” he said.

There’s more on Sukhumbhand here.

Update: Bangkok Pundit has more on the competition between the Democrat Party Governor and the national government on floods. Curiously, BP concludes with this: “… Sukhumbhand … has in BP’s view performed better than FROC, the government’s flood war room, in public announcements by doing most, if not all, of them personally. He is not a great public speaker, but sombre is a better look in such a situation than excitable as Plodprasob was last week.” We wonder if the people up to their necks in water outside Bangkok island have the same view?


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