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Floods are Thais' major concern: Dusit, ABAC polls

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BANGKOK, Sep 18 - Despite a number of ongong national concerns, Thailand's ongoing floods are the peoples' main concern nationwide, with the public giving an equal score to the responses of the Yingluck and Abhisit governments on dealing with the issue, according to the capital's Suan Dusit and ABAC polls.

The Suan Dusit Poll, interviewed 2,187 persons nationwide between Sept 10-17, nearly 40 per cent of whom -- 39 per cent actually -- said that the flooding situation was the most troublesome issue causing tension among the public.

They said the government and its agencies should more efficiently plan responses to the situation, including a more effective water drainage system, faster news alerts, and more urgent funding to help alleviate the problems flood victims are facing, both for their homes as well as their physical and mental health.

The issues of the floods and the government response intertwined with about 20 per cent saying the prime minister should closely and continuously monitor the situation, and all parties should work together for the best solution.

Meanwhile, Assumption University's ABAC poll indicated respondents gave an equal score of 5.8, out of 10, to the current government and the former Abhisit administration on dealing with the flooding situation.

Around slightly over half of respondents (53 per cent) said they received no aid from the government or any other related agencies, for they lived in remote areas far from the main roads, while aid was always distributed to the same groups of people such as the families of community leaders.

This survey was conducted from Sep 1-17 among 4,869 Thais of at least 18 years of age from different backgrounds in 24 provinces nationwide. It demonstrated that 77 per cent of those surveyed have been flood victims. Some of them have experienced floods for the first time this year, while others have been affected annually, or almost every year. (MCOT online news)

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-- TNA 2011-09-18

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Just give it another few weeks until the rain and flood water subside, then the thai people will have forgotten about it and move onto something else.

they have the attention span of a goldfish and so this will be forgotten about in the dry season until rainy season is here again.

Then the bitching and whining will start again about the floods and what can we do. here 9 years now and its the same every year. :rolleyes:

Today everyone in our village and the surrounding villages got food packages worth 200 baht each. the real bad flood problems are miles away but they gave the food packages to everyone. As usual all the people in our villages were distracted by this free item and forgot they were pissed off at the state of the roads and that the electricity goes of if a gecko farts.

The government knows how to play the game with these forgetful voters. they all think about what they can get for free today and let tomorrow take care of its self.

If the government gave the food packages to the families who really needed it and used the cash left over to put in place flood prevention measures, things would be better. but not gonna happen.

I know for a Fact that these same food parcels will be available for retail in the local markets in a couple weeks.

All politicians are all the same in their creamoff the top escapades. the only progress achieved is their bank balances getting bigger.

As the madagasgar penguins keep saying, "Just smile and wave boys, just smile and wave.' :welcomeani:

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Just give it another few weeks until the rain and flood water subside, then the thai people will have forgotten about it and move onto something else.

they have the attention span of a goldfish and so this will be forgotten about in the dry season until rainy season is here again.

Then the bitching and whining will start again about the floods and what can we do. here 9 years now and its the same every year. :rolleyes:

Today everyone in our village and the surrounding villages got food packages worth 200 baht each. the real bad flood problems are miles away but they gave the food packages to everyone. As usual all the people in our villages were distracted by this free item and forgot they were pissed off at the state of the roads and that the electricity goes of if a gecko farts.

The government knows how to play the game with these forgetful voters. they all think about what they can get for free today and let tomorrow take care of its self.

If the government gave the food packages to the families who really needed it and used the cash left over to put in place flood prevention measures, things would be better. but not gonna happen.

I know for a Fact that these same food parcels will be available for retail in the local markets in a couple weeks.

All politicians are all the same in their creamoff the top escapades. the only progress achieved is their bank balances getting bigger.

As the madagasgar penguins keep saying, "Just smile and wave boys, just smile and wave.' :welcomeani:

Sorry. I made my entry before I read yours. But I did use a lot less words to say the same thing.

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