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Volunteers 'needed'

Despite the decreasing flood-water in some areas, volunteers are still needed to help with relief and recovery efforts in many provinces, including Bangkok, red-shirt volunteer leader Sombat Boon-ngam-anong said.

Sombat, who is also president of the Thai Mirror Foundation and operates the largest red-shirt volunteer effort at the National Stadium, said both Thais and foreign volunteers as well as donations are still welcome. Particularly needed are people who can also engage in some coordination work.

Sombat suggested that people who are not affected by the floods could use part of their annual leave or take leave for a week to help with the volunteer efforts organised by various groups.

Despite being leader of the Red Sunday Group of the red shirts, Sombat said he was not wearing his red shirt and shrugged off the political feud weeks ago.

"I understand the nature of politicians," he said, referring to the on-going blame game.

"The government says they have done their best while the opposition seeks to bring down the government. That being the case, they won't stop. But I just want to get things done first."

Those who want to work as volunteers with Sombat can contact the foundation at 090-418-0525 to 29 or donate goods at the National Stadium.



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