Re: “PM warns that election may be postponed if there is no peace in the country”, Thai PBS, yesterday.
No surprises here. I particularly like this part: “‘I cannot force everybody to walk toward democracy,’ he said.” You had no problem walking everyone away from it though.
The rest of the world seems to manage to hold elections regardless of what is going on in their country, so I fail to see why Thailand is incapable of doing the same.
Didn’t have to wait very long for this information. Most people predicted it immediately after hearing about the bomb.
And how exactly do you postpone something that isn’t scheduled?
If the PM has failed (by his own admission – which is what this statement is) to bring peace, reconciliation and change to Thailand after three years in power, then he has failed. If he has failed, then he needs to step aside (to paraphrase the good general – “to self- sacrifice for the good of the nation”), and let a better/another person try to succeed.
“How can election be held if there are still bombings and the use of war weapons, conflicts among the people and the same old problems?” the prime minister asked.
How can the junta justify its continuation if there are still bombings and the use of war weapons, conflicts among the people and the same old problems?