Academic likely to sue Bangkok governor

15 11 2011

That might be the expected headline if self-styled economist and activist Narong Phetprasert made any sense in his claims to be suing the government for flood mismanagement. However, we do not expect Narong to be taking on Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra for mismanagement over a botched order he signed for the late evening evacuation of Phaya Thai residents, withdrawn three hours later.

It is amazing – well, if we were truthful, we say it was simply par for the course – that the media lets this one float by, with the flood waters. As PPT has said, mistakes happen, but the bias of the mainstream media in attacking everything that Yingluck Shinawatra government does while mollycoddling the Army and governor would be breathtaking if it wasn’t now the norm.


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