Jakrapob resignation : end of a thai melodrama… before the next one

Jakrapob, PM’s office Minister, has resigned.

It’s the end of a thai melodrama. Since a few weeks, he was under severe attacks (from many fronts) for… “lese-majeste“. The source ? A speech he gave… in august 2007 to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand. Yesterday, the police said that he would be charged.

He said the government and prime minister have to be saved now for democracy in the long run.
He said he would fight the case of lese majesty to set a precedence not to allow dirty politics to prevail.

So what will happen now ? The opposition is going to cheer. And after ? Back to reality : they will have to find the next thai melodrama.

This is where stands the political debate in Thailand right now : very low level.

The big power play (King’s succession) can’t be solved through coups nor regular elections… therefore what they have left is “lese-majeste”.

It’s totally surreal.

2 Responses to “Jakrapob resignation : end of a thai melodrama… before the next one”

  1. 1 loris Ipanoff 30 May 2008 at 3:21 pm

    They like to throw around this lèse-majesté accusation around to get rid of a political opponent, it is so easy.The smallest word can be blown out of proportion, as he was talking about patronage….anyway,it’s from the top to the bottom,we all know that. In one word, you may think about it, but not say it.A law for feudal times.

  2. 2 fall 30 May 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I thought the PAD had already taken it to the next level, with Chamlong declared a anti-government agenda (which, in turn, remind me of NTN).

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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.

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