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Benzman2
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Donation for flooding

Post by Benzman2 » October 26, 2011, 11:08 am

Even here in Udon Thani is collecting for flooding victims, as here in NongKham.



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:-) they have loaded the trucks and will drive them to Bangkok from UdonThani ++)(*




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++)(* and of they go ;)



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:angel13: if you know of a newspaper or looking for pictures or info reports that tell or mail me, mebenzman@hotmail.com :angel13:



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Donation for flooding

Post by BangkokButcher » October 26, 2011, 11:30 am

That's all well and good if the donations were getting to the people that needed it:
FROC draws flak as civic network quits; supplies remain untouched
Kornchanok Raksaseri
The Nation


The Flood Relief Operations Centre (FROC) now does not just have to handle the flooding situation, but it has the additional task of managing the donated supplies.

Now that ThaiFlood, a large civic network, has pulled out, the media and the public are left wondering what will be done with the donated supplies.

Paramate Minsiri, chief of ThaiFlood, said his group had pulled out because FROC was refusing to tell the truth about the situation. FROC, on the other hand, said in a statement that ThaiFlood pulled out because its representatives were not allowed to take part in all the meetings.

However, Paramate countered that ThaiFlood was being discriminated against when it came to distributing supplies. He said that his group of volunteers did their best to hand out flood relief items to victims, they had to queue up for a long time, while the red-shirt groups were able to get their supplies much faster.

Sombat Boonngam-anong, leader of a red-shirt faction which, is helping distribute supplies, said his group would continue helping people regardless of their political affiliation, adding that the blame game should be set aside until the crisis has passed.

Meanwhile, many people have turned to members of the media like the Nation Group, Thai PBS and Channel 3 to either make donations or ask for necessities instead of contacting FROC.

One volunteer contacted an editor at The Nation asking for flat-bottomed boats.

Yesterday, a reporter publicised photographs of unused boats and piles of stocks being kept at the FROC headquarters in Don Mueang Airport. In response to this, a volunteer, who owns boats and trucks, contacted FROC offering to distribute the items to victims in hard-to-access areas. Initially, the volunteers were only given 100 sets, though more items were released after some strings were pulled.

In addition, people have also been questioning the morals of Pheu Thai politicians, after photographs showed trucks carrying banners promoting certain politicians and implying that the supplies had come from them and not the people.

However, MP Karun Hosakul, who is in charge of distributing the supplies donated to FROC, denied that any such banners had been put up. He said the distribution operation was transparent and simple, and that the distributors only had to identify the area and the group of recipients.

However, the media will continue to keep a close eye on the flood-relief process for as long as such banners are seen and the donations remain untouched.


-- The Nation 2011-10-26
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/nationa ... 68563.html

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Donation for flooding

Post by jackspratt » October 26, 2011, 11:41 am

Ya' just gotta' shake ya' head at times like this in Thailand - when smelly politics and grasping politicians try to get involved to make some personal hay from a tragic situation.

A pox on them all. [-X

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