Abhisit is indeed a perfect thai politician : he has a skill for non-sensical statements, blurred in the famous thai fog of war.
Consider this piece :
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Friday conceded that the Ministry of Finance was considering foreign borrowing as a channel to bring funds to stimulate the country’s economy.
Admitting that his government is looking for loans abroad, Mr. Abhisit said that “seeking offshore loans must take into account terms, conditions, and procedures. It takes time,” he emphasised, and “the finance ministry is considering the matter with caution.”
Mr. Abhisit said offshore loans need not only be used to finance mega-project implementation, but could also support smaller projects.
However, he cautioned, the ministry could not yet reveal how much capital it will seek, because it must first review Thailand’s overall economic performance data.
The premier admitted the government’s tasks to solve the current economic problems are especially demanding because it must face political conflict at home and the global economic crisis abroad.
The economy will remain in disarray in the first and second quarters of this year, he stated, but should begin to improve in the third quarter after the government’s economic revitalisation plan is put into practice. (TNA)
We have several admissions here :
-the coffers are empty. The government needs more money.
-they are looking outside Thailand…
-but they don’t know (ah ah ah ah) how much they need or how much they could ask.
How much and to do what exactly ? Nobody knows. And Abhisit doesn’t know himself. It’s the “wet finger” policy. 😉
Change with Abhisit ? Yes we can’t.