I’ve been offline during the last week, so I hadn’t the chance of paying attention to the Tsunami Disaster.
Others however did:
In Holland (where I live) there is a person who calls himself a secretary of state, mr. Remkes. He went for a holiday (!) to Thailand on december 26th. He phoned home to his desk, that he had arrived safely and didn’t want to be “disturbed”. People who fall under his direct responsibility are identifying bodies 200 km away from his holiday house.