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The view on Pinklao district from an elevated road on the Western side of the Chao Praya river, one day after the tides reached on all-time high, fully flooding the district on October 30, 2011 (Photo by Saksith Saiyasombut)

The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 2: Certain fear of uncertainty

By Wed, Nov 23, 2011 5:00PM UTC Comments Off The view on Pinklao district from an elevated road on the Western side of the Chao Praya river, one day after the tides reached on all-time high, fully flooding the district on October 30, 2011 (Photo by Saksith Saiyasombut)

By Saksith Saiyasombut This is part two of a two-part series on the discrepancies on reporting the floods and the fear of Bangkokians. In part one yesterday, we explained the process of news-gathering and pointed out possible sources for errors and misjudgments. Today, we explore the possible reasons why people in the capital became suddenly...

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