After “the crisis is not that bad because it didn’t start in Thailand ” (read here)… Tarisa, the alleged Bank Of Thailand’s governor, is coming back with her new show : “It’s a surprise ” !
A great comedy, for people of all ages.
”Many other countries have already experienced [steep] declines in exports. Now, we are recording a worse decline than others,” she said. ”As a matter of fact, [the export declines] are a surprise for the region, as there was the thought that the rise in intra-regional trade could save exports. Now we know that this hope has dimmed. Our exports to China have dropped quickly in recent months.” (Bangkok Post)
First point, what does mean “worse decline than others” ? How come an official, with an important position, can make such false statement ?
Second point (and the best one) : the surprise. Ah… the surprise… How convenient this concept is.
It’s always the last weapon of politicians and bureaucrats : we didn’t know ! It came without warning. Nobody could have guessed. We are not responsible. Bla bla bla.