30 Oct '11, 6am

Deep political divisions between Thai PM's govt & Bangkok authorities are hindering Thai flood relief, say experts

Deep political divisions between Thai PM's govt & Bangkok authorities are hindering Thai flood relief, say experts

Thailand's battle against its worst floods in decades has spilled into the political arena, underscoring the deep divisions that linger more than a year after deadly civil unrest rocked the kingdom. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's battle against its worst floods in decades has spilled into the political arena, underscoring the deep divisions that linger more than a year after deadly civil unrest rocked the kingdom. Efforts to prepare the capital for looming floodwaters have been plagued by contradictory messages from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government and local authorities, both seeking to score political points, observers said. The sense of disunity during the slow-motion catastrophe has doused hopes the crisis might bring rival political factions together following years of instability since royalist generals overthrew Ms Yingluck's brother in 2...

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