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Compromise without maturity is a recipe for 'fudge'

As with democracy itself, compromise, in the wrong hands, is likely to become yet another false god, another extreme ploy and a dictatorship of sorts because it becomes the be-all-and-end-all solution.

There can be no compromise when it comes to the eradication of institutionalised corruption and graft. Compromise at this point will only lead to a further and inevitable "fudge it" scenario where saving face is the prime concern, simply causing the status quo to prevail.

Maturity is required for genuine compromise and we don't have much of that here. Just as with a dictatorship of democracy, a dictatorship of compromise is immature, phony and incongruous - where "com-promise" inevitably turns into "moc(k)-promise".

John Shepherd

Bangkok


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