Flooding reaches crisis level
as Mekong River bursts its banks
Four provinces severely affected
Concerned residents seen viewing the
collapsed Ping River bank near their homes. Although the Ping has not flooded
yet, there are fears concerning the effect of higher than normal amounts of
rainfall in the area.
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Ex PM Thaksin skips bail; flies into exile
Not unexpectedly, ex PM Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, (recently given a three
year jail sentence for tax fraud, but allowed out on bail pending an appeal),
left China a day early on August 10 and flew discreetly into exile in London.
The couple, who had the Thai court’s permission to visit China for the opening
of the Olympic Games, but had been ordered to return Sunday 11, had left
Thailand with a large amount of luggage, fuelling rumours that they would not be