Et voila ! Abhisit has bowed. Admission. Guilty. “We did it”.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva admitted in an interview with CNN that there were “some instances” in which Thai authorities pushed Rohingya boat people out to sea.
The disclosure came after some 200 Rohingya refugees – a Muslim minority group from Burma – accused Thai authorities of towing them out to sea with little food and water. They were rescued by fishermen off northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Mr Abhisit said he cannot pinpoint who in the government approved of the practice, but declared he is trying to rectify the situation.
“It’s not exactly clear whose work it is,” said Mr Abhisit. “All the authorities say it’s not their policy, but I have reason to believe otherwise. I will certainly hold the guilty parties accountable, once I find out who is responsible.”
Mr Abhisit also said he regrets any loss of life that may have occurred. (Bangkok Post)
Let’s remember that Abhisit said a few weeks ago : “Reports are exagerated“.
Of course, we can’t ask too much. It’s a thai admission. It means a beginning of admission, mixed with cheap rethoric and confusion and desire to avoid responsibility.
I mean the prime minister (?) of Thailand who says : “It’s not exactly clear whose work it is“… How can we react ? Laugh. Or cry it depends.
But we’ll see… if one day the “guilties parties” are found. And brought to justice.
Until then, the fishes can finish their meal, peacefully… Of a few hundreds of boat people, who were “sent back to sea“.
It wasn’t long… Abhisit The Janus continues his dirty waltz (one face to CNN, another face to the thai medias), playing with words…
There are also moves, backed by some Thais and foreigners, to help Rohingya people to settle in Thailand, said Mr Abhisit.
The prime minister reiterated that the Rohingya are economic migrants, not refugees. If any western countries want to accommodate the Rohingya, the Thai government is ready to help, he said. (Bangkok Post)
What kind of ignominious irony is that ? Abhisit wants to have fun ? This man is despicable.