Thai Crisis Is Yingluck's Decisive Moment
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand—Thailand's deadly floodwaters
haven't only inundated homes and cut off critical supplies of auto-parts and computer components to the rest of the world. They also threaten to consume the country's brand new prime minister.
Premier Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters in Ayutthaya on Wednesday.
The main test for Yingluck Shinawatra is how quickly she can get some of the worst affected companies dried off and running again—a mission which could prove crucial for the global economy.
"We'll do anything to help them survive and restart their businesses," Ms. Yingluck said as private contractors began pumping water out of one of the worst affected industrial parks here.