The politics behind Thailand’s floods

The politics behind Thailand’s floods – Guardian, October 21, 2011
…Yingluck’s learning curve will have to steepen quickly. This flooding crisis has enabled her to carve out some autonomy away from her impatient and blustery brother. Managing the floods requires a day-to-day, hands-on operation that precludes the involvement of Thaksin…

Thaksin’s sister flounders as flood reaches Bangkok –, October 22, 2011
…Her critics have also accused her of being slow to react because she relies on advice from her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, who is living in self-imposed exile in Dubai. Thaksin, who has been sentenced to two years’ jail on corruption charges, insists he is letting Ms Yingluck deal with the crisis…

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