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King says greed a factor in floods

Govt urged to find ways to prevent deforestation

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His Majesty the King has expressed his concern about deforestation and the resultant flooding in Thailand and has urged the government to take severe action against those responsible. 

His Majesty the King grantsan audience to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra andmembers of the Strategic Formulation Committee for Water Resources Managementat Siriraj Hospital yesterday. The premier and the committee presented watermanagement and flood prevention plans to the King.

The King stressed the need for the government to plant more trees and to take harsh punitive steps against "greedy" civil servants who allowed illegal deforestation to occur.

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