The broken mechanical puppet continues the show : upbeat, recovery, dynamism, stimulus, growth, hope, etc. Abhisit is like a machine, repeating ad nauseam a few keywords, perfectly empty.
Latest show in Singapore.
The Thai economy should return to positive growth later this year with recovery by 2010, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told leading business executives during his visit to Singapore on Monday.
He said the government’s stimulus package would lead to the creation of 1.5 to 2 million jobs.
1,5 to 2 millions jobs ? Why not 4 millions ? Or 8 millions ? Last week it was 400 000, or 1,2 million. The figures change on a daily basis actually. That’s the first rule of thai politicians : throw in the air some big “figures”. To impress the audience.
He hoped the Senate will approve the public lending bill passed by the House last week which empowers the government to borrow 400 billion baht to fund the stimulus.
The money will be used to upgrade irrigation, transportation and communications, schools and health care centres, he said.
Like BP wrote… there is a lot of “smog” about the ways the money will be used. Depending of the day of the week, and the guy who is talking, figures change, targets change. The truth is : they don’t know themselves. And they don’t care.
They just want money, to “boost”, to “stimulate”… As for a detailed plan, we will see tomorrow. “Sign me the blank check first”.
“The biggest challenge is to take the country through this economic crisis and to emerge out of this.
”If we address those issues, I think the majority of Thais would be satisfied,” the prime minister said. (Bangkok Post)
My god… what a platitude !
We would be satisfied if Abhisit could stop playing this cheap comedy.