Today, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra posted a message on her facebook account named ‘Yingluck Shinawatra’, saying the government is working all the time to relieve people’s hardship.
In response to the criticism from residents in the flooded outlying areas of Bangkok that officials deserted them only to help protect inner Bangkok from flooding, the prime minister assured that the government would certainly not leave the citizens to strive on their own. The government has assigned two separate teams to deal with floods, one to protect Bangkok from flooding and the other led by provincial governors to take care of the residents in their responsible areas.
Moreover, the Prime Minister expressed concerns about the livelihood of people who have been stranded in the inundated areas for a long time. According to her, although the provincial governors have been instructed to take care of all of the flood-affected residents, the government still needs cooperation from people living in flood-hit areas to evacuate to shelters provided by the government in various provinces where evacuees can find good attention and comfort. As for those who are worried about their houses, police officers and relevant agencies have been ordered to patrol flooded areas for the safety to lives and property during the flood period.