Fugitive ex-Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra accused Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of copying his populist policies during his phone-in interview from undisclosed location on Sunday
“I am not worried who will copy my policies, because I am more worried about people,” Thaksin said.
“But even if it is the same policy, if the people who implement it are different people it could have a different outcome. […]
Thaksin is bitter. Because he has to admit that his current opponents are a little bit smarter than before (The Junta, Surayud, Sondhi and all the military clowns etc. …).
Sure, without any shame, Abhisit is copying what Thaksin did. So what ? For one very simple reason : because it’s working. 😉
Thaksin can’t claim exclusivity on stupid populist policy (for instance : allowance of 2000 for all employees with low income…).
Stupid on an economic level, but efficient as political leverage…
Thaksin continued that he would continue fighting for justice for himself and his family.
|”If they want the problems to end, they must first return fairness to my family,” Thaksin said., “I’ve done nothing wrong and I am not the problem. My only mistake was that I won the elections so they framed me with corruption charges and accused me of being disloyal to the Royal Family.” (Nation)
He is the problem of course. But he has a point with the elections and the royal family.
Anyway, it’s another (and clear) proof that Thaksin won’t give up the war…
He surely lost a battle. But he’s still there, behind the scene, somewhere, like a dangerous wild animal… waiting for the kill.