News anchorman and talk show host Nattakorn Devakula, who is also ex-finance minister Pridiyathorn Devakula’s son, on Monday registered as an independent candidate in the Bangkok gubernatorial election.
According to the candidate, it is time for people in Bangkok to have a new alternative because they are tired of things happening around them at the moment.
Commenting on his work policy, he said he planned to hold a ‘job fair’ because more people would be unemployed during the present economic situation. (Bangkok Post)
No need to comment on the “policy ” : indeed to hold a “job fair ” might be totally revolutionary and new in Thailand nowadays.
Let’s instead focus on the “independant” side… Coming from a member of one of the richest (and influential) families in Thailand is already highly ironic.
But in order to appreciate even more, you should read my Joke Of The Day, about an article written by… Nattakorn Devakula himself.
In this article, he was bitching about the law that requires MPs and ministers to disclose all their assets…
A few quotes :
“But the real effort was spent trying to track down how many bank accounts I had.”
“How I’m supposed to know the total amount of shares that I own in both non-listed and listed companies? Just the other week, I found a shares-ownership certificate in an old drawer. “