Bangkok elections : Mister “How I’m supposed to know how many bank accounts I have ?” proposes a “new alternative”


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. “

6 Responses to “Bangkok elections : Mister “How I’m supposed to know how many bank accounts I have ?” proposes a “new alternative””

  1. 1 Bedwyr 1 December 2008 at 6:43 am

    His dear old Dad, Pridyathorn. Wasn’t he the guy the Wall Street Journal called ‘remarkably incompetent’ after the stock market crash during the coup period?

    Thought so.


  2. 2 FDL 1 December 2008 at 7:52 am

    My my my.

    Talking about candidates who are totally out of touch with the people. This pompous Nattakorn must be one.

    If Nattakorn can get more than 5,000 votes from Bangkokians would be amazing. Which reminds me, had anyone ever seen this spoiled brat’s movie?

  3. 3 ThaiCrisis 1 December 2008 at 7:57 am

    Well I saw his TV shows… Plus his TV advertisings.

    I can tell you : it’s enough for me. 😉

    Those people are so far away, living on another planet. I mean we can’t even speak about “elite” anymore…

    They might have a (relatively) good education, but they are actually totally useless, disconnected from any form of reality.

    I don’t see what Nattakorn could bring to this country, what he has to offer…

    A leader ? We can seriously doubt it.

  4. 4 chinesethai 1 December 2008 at 2:41 pm

    You should have put the bozo pic beside his.

  5. 5 chinesethai 1 December 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I am also skeptical of the Democrat candidate MRW Sukumbhan too if he is an able man. And former Assets Examination Committee member Kaewkwan Atibhoti? He doesn’t have any record of managing anything. No need to talk about other PPP-backed candidates.

    Better go for Leena Jangjanja. 🙂

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