By Thai Newsroom Reporters
PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha has deliberately ignored the woes of the villagers whom he recently visited in a flood-hit province, according to an opposition MP.
Pheu Thai MP Kittanya Vajadee alleged that Prayut has not paid attention to the factual woes of the villagers in Ubon Ratchathani where he visited on Oct. 15 and only listened to briefings by government officials.
”The premier has deliberately ignored the troubles of the flood victims and other people despite his having visited them and only fooled himself by taking for granted that the promises which he had earlier made have already been met.
”Instead, he was merely looking to fish for sympathy among the affected villagers during his arranged visit,” commented the woman MP of the northeastern province.
Kittanya said Prayut had failed to see to it that excessive water management systems be effectively implemented since 2019 when Ubon Ratchathani was hit by flooding which is currently repeating.
Neither have the flood victims been practically given relief aid as earlier planned by the authorities while the prices of their farm goods such as the Hom Mali fragrant rice have not as yet fairly increased, she said.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talking to officials and visiting flood victims during his trip to Ubon Ratchathani on Friday Oct. 15. Photos: Siam Rath