BEHIND THE NEWS
As the nation reels from the worst floods in decades that have ravaged businesses and damaged the livelihoods of millions of people, it appears the public is being kept in the dark by a government which believes that telling the truth might backfire.
A recent Abac poll showed that the government's flood relief centre had failed the credibility test. On a scale of zero to 10, the centre scored only 3.6, reflecting growing public impatience with the government's approach to the crisis.
Sources at the flood relief operation centre at Don Mueang airport said that concerned ministers and authorities were at loggerheads about how to deal with the floods.
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