Despite the various evacuation warnings that Thailand floods are serious, Bangkok citizens are staying in the inundated areas and doing what they can to help those who need it.
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra broke from earlier assurances that Bangkok would be safe from Thailand's flooding and announced that flood barriers might not hold.
An estimated 4 billion cubic meters of floodwater runoff from higher areas of Thailand are slated to reach Bangkok on Oct. 26, coinciding with a high tide and rain storms.
Some 40,000 Thai Army troops have been deployed to build flood walls, set up sandbags, and help evacuations, but citizens are beginning to express frustration with the government response.
Thailand's floodwaters have already killed 269 people and submerged some 3.4 million acres of farmland to the north. And Bangkok's estimated 12 million residents are bracing for another storm.
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Thailand's lèse-majesté laws are already strict, but the case against an online forum moderator who didn't delete royal insults quick enough may indicate further crackdowns to come.
A quiet campaign to grant female monks legal recognition began this summer. Advocates hope that the minimal fanfare will help the 'Bhikkhunis' evade conservative religious opposition.