09 Oct '11, 11am

Thai PM Yingluck scraps foreign trips amid flood crisis

Thai PM Yingluck scraps foreign trips amid flood crisis

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra last week described the flooding, which has left more than 250 people dead and inundated huge swathes of the kingdom as a 'serious crisis' and warned that the capital would not escape unscathed. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's worst floods in decades have prompted the country's premier to postpone official visits to Singapore and Malaysia, a spokesman said on Sunday, as Bangkok braces for rising waters. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra last week described the flooding, which has left more than 250 people dead and inundated huge swathes of the kingdom as a 'serious crisis' and warned that the capital would not escape unscathed. She was scheduled to fly to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively as part of an introductory tour of the region after coming to power in August. 'The trips are postponed due...

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