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Yingluck cleared over 2011 flooding

By The Nation

 

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File photo: Bangkok flooding in 2011

 

BANGKOK: -- THE National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday has dropped a dereliction of duty charge against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her handling of the major flooding in 2011, NACC president Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said yesterday.

 

The NACC meeting yesterday decided that the former premier had done her best in following state procedures provided, and there was not sufficient evidence to prove that she was negligent in her duty at the time.

 

The flooding, Pol General Watcharapol added, was the result of natural disasters, as there were several storms smashing the country during the period, and the NACC concluded that nobody should be held responsible.

 

As such, it concluded that Yingluck was not guilty of being dereliction as alleged.

 

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File photo: Yingluck in 2011

 

The ongoing investigation stemmed from complaints filed with the previous NACC against the governments of Yingluck and Abhisit Vejjajiva, both of whom were accused of mismanaging water supplies and causing disastrous floods.

 

Abhisit’s Democrat government preceded Yingluck’s Pheu Thai administration.

 

The disastrous flooding in 2011 was blamed on alleged mismanagement of the country’s water supplies at different dams. Critics said the dams were holding too much water at a time when the country was hit by a series of rainstorms.

 

The flooding lasted more than five months and affected 65 of the country’s 77 provinces, including Bangkok. It left more than 800 people dead and damaged property worth more than Bt1.4 trillion.

 

Watcharapol did not yet reveal the NACC’s conclusions in the accusations against the Abhisit government. 

 

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File photo: Bangkok flooding in 2011

 

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Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30326618

 
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File photo: Bangkok flooding in 2011

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dotpoom    4,311
23 minutes ago, wakeupplease said:

My God this lot where really after her weren't they. Might as well blame her for what's happened this week in the British Virgin Islands.

 

Give up with the brain power in some places

They didn't blame her for the floods....they blamed her for how she handled the aftermath...now they have dropped those charges.

    I kinda recall many similar claims been made against other world leaders......but never heard of any of them been actually charged or even held accountable

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wakeupplease    1,840
Just now, dotpoom said:

They didn't blame her for the floods....they blamed her for how she handled the aftermath...now they have dropped those charges.

    I kinda recall many similar claims been made against other world leaders......but never heard of any of them been actually charged or even held accountable

Such is life in some quarters Persecution and corruption rule

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wirat69    724
1 hour ago, wakeupplease said:

Might as well blame her for what's happened this week in the British Virgin Islands.

Easy defence... publicly known that she is not a Virgin!!

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MaxLee    3,709
3 hours ago, webfact said:

Yingluck cleared over 2011 flooding

 

Yep let it go, let it goooo, can't lose more face anymore :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

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silent    624
18 minutes ago, robblok said:

She handled it really bad many people here lost money because of it. Had she been fair and given fair warning we were going to be flooded instead of keeping to the mantra .. no flooding no flooding. People here would have moved their cars. Now many were lost and we were flooded for 2 months. She should have shared the satellite images.. showing the water mass coming towards us so we could have seen how serious it was. They had small planes and satellite images but she never warned us. Only kept saying no flooding dont worry. This was no flash flood.. it was a slow moving water mass easy to predict if we just had the right information. But it was kept from us because of fear of losing face. 

 

Only reason they dropped it is because Prayut dropped the ball on the latest flooding and I doubt any of the goverment leaders made much improvements after 2011 to the flood defenses. 

Disgusting. I had to have errors & omissions coverage for that sort of thing and wasn't even a rich Prime Minister.

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Raybangkok    33

Why does everybody seem to forget that her aim was to keep Bangkok dry to please the business section. That is why she built dams across many waterways on the outskirts of Bangkok to stem the water flow. That is what caused the massive flooding. The large sandbags used were made at Mor Chit railway yards. We have always had flooding in Bangkok but as it covers the city the level has always been quite manageable. If she had taken the advice from a very high source to release the water in the dams earlier in the year we would not have had these problems. So yes she should take responsibility although whether it merits a court case is another matter.

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