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ASEAN ANALYSIS  5 August 2010

The Rainy Season

By David Swartzentruber
AseanAffairs   5 August 2010

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Needs make for strange bedfellows

Mark Twain, the famous American author and humorist, is frequently quoted for his comments on weather, such as, "We all grumble about the weather, but" (dramatic pause) "--but--but nothing is done about it.”

The Asean region of the world may be full of complaints as the region is in the grips of the annual monsoon season. The drought in the Philippines causing water shortages in some Manila neighborhoods now appears to be over as the reservoirs are now brimming.

Pakistan, in the midst of a diplomatic brouhaha over the remarks of the British Prime Minister, is being deluged by floods and the accompanying loss of life

In Bangkok, home of AseanAffairs, the rainstorms have been severe. My taxi ride last evening took triple the usual fare and was highlighted by driving through some substantial temporary ponds caused by too much rainfall and too little capacity of the drainage systems.

On the other hand, the northeastern part of Thailand, the poorest part of the country and home to jasmine rice has been in a drought condition. One can only wish that some of the Bangkok rainfall could be diverted to Thailand’s northeast.

I am quite sure that Moscow would also appreciate the rain to quell its raging forest fires. The rainy season goes right to the beginning of November and then stops allowing for Asean’s coolest and driest weather. November seems like an eternity from this month.


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