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Chaturon's future a wreck after boarding gravy train

Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang is correct in his assessment that the latest legal salvo against Yingluck Shinawatra - over the transfer of security tsar Thawil Pliensri - could hit the PM sooner than other cases.

Yingluck is also likely to face National Anti-Corruption Commission charges of dereliction of duty over the loss-making rice-pledging scheme.

It makes one wonder what happened to a man once touted by the Western media as one of Southeast Asia's most promising young leaders. How did Chaturon allow himself to be associated with such a self-serving group of politicians, losing his way by turning a blind eye to the wrongdoing?

Was the "promising future leader" tag just a faux pas committed by the international media?

Vint Chavala

Bangkok


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