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A blinkered view from abroad

Re: "Judicial coup!" Letters, May 9.

Julia Wang from Taiwan says that, in ousting an elected premier, the Constitutional Court has made Thailand a laughing stock on the world stage and helped ruin democracy here.

Really? How much does Ms Wang know about democracy in general and Thailand's politics in particular?

Did it not occur to her that an elected government can come to power through cheating and lying rather than democratic means?

Ms Wang is also being naive in failing to realise that an elected government can be more corrupt and destructive to the populace and its future wellbeing than all of the country's past dictators combined.

This is not a reprimand. But I sincerely ask that Ms Wang study Thai politics more deeply and with an open mind before venturing any further comment. A couple of visits here will not suffice.

Judging from the superficial knowledge of Thailand she displays at present, I'm sure there are many surprises in store for her!

Vint Chavala

Bangkok


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