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UPDATED: Thai media misquote sparks UN outrage

By Mon, Oct 24, 2011 1:17PM UTC Comments Off

By Saksith Saiyasombut The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) issued quite an angry press release Friday over what seems to be a misquotation in a Thai media outlet: The United Nations has demanded an immediate retraction from the Thai ASEAN News Network for the serious misquotes of Dr....

Thai floods: Families flee outskirts of Bangkok – A photo essay

By Sun, Oct 23, 2011 4:02PM UTC Comments Off A brother sits beside his sister on a homemade raft.  (Photo by Ryan Van Velzer)

By Ryan van Velzer (guest contributor) While residents in Bangkok brace for the flood, those in Rangsit are already dealing with the aftermath as the flood moved south breaking an embankment near Khlong 2 and Pahon Yothin, Friday Oct. 21. Walking along Pahon Yothin road it doesn’t take long to notice the impact of the...

Thai flood: Giving and receiving in a time of crisis – A photo essay

By Fri, Oct 14, 2011 11:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai flood: Giving and receiving in a time of crisis – A photo essay

By Lillian Suwanrumpha A day after Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration implemented the Flood-Relief Operation Command at Don Muang Airport in an effort to alleviate Thailand’s worst natural disaster in 50 years, a call to action was sounded through media outlets for volunteers to help sort and pack supplies on the ground floor below the “war room”....

Thai flood relief: Civilians lead the way – A photo essay

By Thu, Oct 13, 2011 10:45AM UTC Comments Off Thai flood relief: Civilians lead the way – A photo essay

By Lillian Suwanrumpha Despite rigourous attempts by the Puea Thai government and the Royal Thai Army to alleviate Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years, most recently with the implementation of the Flood-Relief Operation Command at Don Muang Airport, it is civilian operations that are leading the way with donations distribution in the hardest-hit areas in...

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