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Reformed addict Suthep right man for job

Reformed alcoholics, drug addicts and even sex offenders often become the most effective counsellors of those still seeking to break their habit.

To my knowledge, Suthep Thaugsuban has never denied a roguish past. Therefore, in the role of a reformed scoundrel he may be the extreme initiator of awareness required here to wake people up to Thailand's depraved and unsustainable political and economic infrastructure.

This is a unique opportunity to benefit rich and poor, north, south, east and west - to begin a process of filtration, of ridding the nation of toxi-democracy and elective dictatorship once and for all.

The status quo can no longer suffice. Thailand is teetering on the brink. Major and far-reaching reforms are crucial and the annihilation of institutionalised corruption is key.

The colour of your shirt is irrelevant. Seize the moment - peacefully, responsibly, selflessly and magnanimously. Break the habit!

John Shepherd


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