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Protesters are using Suthep, not vice versa

Re: "Suthep's success has been attracting big crowds", Letters, January 5.

Stopping Thaksin Shinawatra from returning home guiltlessly by New Year's was a great achievement, and no criticism of Suthep's past record or the havoc he is creating can take away the glory due to him.

In the same light, Pranorm Suko's claim that protesters have no idea of the consequences of Suthep's reform drive is insulting and ignorant of the facts. The crowds are grateful to Suthep, but see his fondness for flaunting the law and in no way want him to become prime minister. However, they like his agenda to eradicate the Shinawatras' spreading influence and see no way to achieve this under the current framework. Suthep offers a solution.

His unorthodox drive has also caused PM Yingluck to dissolve the House, which she would not have done if not pushed.

No, Pranorm, Suthep has done what few could have achieved and led us to a political watershed for parliament and government for which no one could have hoped.

Songdej Praditsmanont

Bangkok


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