It was significant that Gen. Surayud's first act as Prime Minister was to visit flood-prone areas in Bangkok. Was it to signal to Bangkok's governor that his performance leaves something to be desired? Or was it intended to send a message to city-dwellers that when it comes to the supposed urban-rural divide, the PM's priorities are with the people of Bangkok? Maybe the visit was just out of personal interest. In any event, enjoy the honeymoon, sir!
(Photo by Chanat Katanyu, Bangkok Post)
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