Lawyers Council of Thailand Flood Panel: Appropriate Legal Action or Political Stunt?

by Admin on November 15, 2011

The Lawyers Council of  Thailand has announced that it plans to set up a legal probe to investigate the Thai government’s handling of this year’s flood disaster, with the aim of assisting flood survivors who have sustained damages to their homes and possessions due to the floodwaters.  The LCT has reported that if they find evidence that the Thai government exacerbated the suffering caused by the floods with negligence or mismanagement, the LCT will assist flood victims who opt to sue the government for damages.


While the LCT claims that the probe is not politically motivated, members of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party claim the move is exactly that: a petty political ploy aimed at undercutting the Thai government. A Pheu Thai Party spokesman insisted that the Thai government has done its best to manage the country’s flood disaster, and that the government itself has set up a working panel to access the “transparency of flood relief”.

Political quarrels aside, Bangkok lawyers tell us that Thai citizens will certainly need legal counsel and assistance to help them cope with the financial and emotional damages incurred by the flooding. At the end of the day, will Bangkok’s flood survivors receive the aid they require, or will their needs be lost amidst political squabbles?

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Wilhelmina April 20, 2016 at 07:09

Tip top stffu. I’ll expect more now.

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