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article imageOp-Ed: In the media - Bangkok and the floods Special

By D Scott Rosenberg     Oct 12, 2011 in World
Bangkok - Walking into my neighborhood Tesco Lotus last night was a shock - the shelves were mostly bare. But my neighborhood is not one of the "most endangered" from floods that are threatening Bangkok.
Now panic is beginning to set in and the media is not helping. All we have are conflicting reports from various government spokespeople and officials alike. Talking heads babble on, "the floods are coming", ""flood barriers are in place and will withstand the river runoff," and on and on.
Below you will find a series of articles that have appeared in various media about the situation here in Thailand with links to the full articles. This OP-Ed article is being posted because not enough information is being released worldwide about Thailand's present situation. Besides, once reading through the articles, put yourself in our shoes and try to figure out - to prepare for flooding or not.
Bangkok Residents Begin Hoarding Food, Water on Flood Threat (Bloomberg Businessweek Oct 12 2011)
Evacuation plan readied: City close to losing last line of defense (Bangkok Post Oct 13 2011)
PM: Inner Bangkok should be safe (Bangkok Post Oct 12 2011)
Thai tourism still unhurt by floods (Pattaya Mail Oct 11 2011)
Experts play down risk to Bangkok (The Nation Oct 13 2011)
Race Against Time (The Nation Oct 13 2011)
Now, who/what do you believe?
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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