Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam – Mekong floods (DG ECHO, National authorities, AHA Centre, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 October 2020)

In Cambodia, tropical storm triggered rains causing floods in 19 of 25 provinces in the country. Flash floods have so far left 18 people dead and forced the evacuation of 25,192 people according to the National Committee for Disaster Management . A total of 53,169 families or 212,676 people have been affected. 51,133 houses, 439 […]

Thailand’s PM tells police to avoid violent means to deal with protesters

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to avoid the use of violence, in any form, when dealingwith the anti-government protesters and has promised to restore peace and normality to the country, according to Government Spokesman Mr. Anucha Buraparangsi. The Prime Minister has, however, defended the forceful dispersal of protesters at the Pathumwan intersection […]

Bangkok’s public transport systems partially closed

Services at several stations of the BTS Skytrain, MRT underground train and the Airport Rail Link, three of Bangkok’s major public transport systems, have been suspended in anticipation of another rally for anti-government protesters this evening. Police said 14 stations of BTS will be closed starting 2.30pm Saturday. They are mostly stations located in the metropolitan areas. They include Aree, Sanampao, Victory Monument, Phyathai, Pathumwan, Siam, Chidlom, Ploenchit, Nana, Asoke,  Prompong, National […]