The Nation


Letters to the Editor

Thaksin's silence conspicuous

The tension is higher than ever, the nation is deadlocked, and it all seems to be principally over Thaksin.

He's a man who loves the limelight, pays for press, has an "official spokesman" and usually pontificates weekly on politics and policy. Yet he's gone so quiet. Not a peep out of spokesman Noppadom despite the fact that unfolding government actions bear the unmistakable antagonist hallmark of Thaksin's omnipresent hand. Could it be a tacit admission that he now sees what a divisive figure he really is? That he is the problem, not the solution? Never mind the power struggle, he must surely have realised now that he is a marked and hated man, unlikely to set foot safely in Thailand ever again. Where to from here for the man?


Chiang Mai

Comments conditions

Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.