Decomposition : FM resigns and rumors about Samak

Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag has tendered his resignation from Samak government, just 40 days after taking the office.

His reported resignation came a few days after his secretary, Poksak Nilubon, former ambassador to Sweden, resigned, saying he could not serve Samak Government. (Nation)

This news comes at a very bad time for the Samak’s government… 40 days only !

Tej is an experienced diplomat. He replaced the… former lawyer of Thaksin (who was sacked). His job was to find a solution to the delicate issue of the Preah Vihear Temple.

So again, bad timing, for a government that is collapsing, day after day, engulfed by the political crisis, with the ridicule of a state of emergency, and court decisions… not enforced, and absolutly no exit strategy.

Meanwhile :

PM Samak Sundaravej is scheduled to give an interview on FM 92.5 on the current political crisis tomorrow [thursday] at 7.30 a.m (TOC)

According to rumors, he could announce officially his resignation.

3 Responses to “Decomposition : FM resigns and rumors about Samak”

  1. 1 Bedwyr 4 September 2008 at 2:23 am

    The more one sees of Tej, the more one is impressed. At least the man appears to have some integrity and a sense of shame, which is all too uncommon in Thais.

    As for that oaf Samak, he isn’t going to resign, the man has a skin like a rhinoceros and apparently an IQ to match. With his pooh-yai mentality and limited grasp of what the word ‘ignominy’ means, for as long as he has fingernails, they will be embedded in the upholstery of government. They will have to drag him out, kicking and screaming that he ‘is the prime Minister of Thailand wah wah!’.

    Still, the more embarrassing it all becomes, presumably the less likely he is ever to grace a Privy Council meeting, so there is a silver lining.


  2. 2 chinesethai 4 September 2008 at 3:22 am

    Thailand’s Samak is the opposite of Japan’s Fukuda and Abe.

    Messrs Fukuda and Abe resigned immediately once they felt no longer capable to run their administrations. National unity is their goal.

    What about Samak and Thai politicians? Thailand’s National Budget, set at 1.8 trillion baht, is their “golden” goal!!

  3. 3 Bedwyr 4 September 2008 at 4:01 am

    CT: Exactly. Larcenous little buggers want to get their hands on the loot. “protect democracy of the country” my ass.

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Thailand Crisis

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

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

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