Clown Of The Day : “The Coup made thai people happy”


It has been a long time… But today, ladies and gentlemen, we have a true Clown Of the Day : a winner.

Olympics category.

The leader of the Sept 19 coup, Gen Sonthi Boonyaratkalin, insisted on Tuesday that the military takeover in 2006 had made Thai people happy.

Gen Sonthi was army commander-in-chief when he led commanders of the armed forces in the military coup which toppled prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra from power and then set up the Council for National Security.
(Bangkok Post)

Sonthi is a nobody. A dull alleged general who sold his soul. Nothing less, nothing more. With his friend Surayud, another general so called the “Droppy I’m Happy Prime Minister“, they did huge damages to the country.

And I’m not speaking about Thaksin there.

Their pathetic actions and their inane government showed to the world the inanity of the thai ruling class. And when I say “inanity” I mean “low level”. And It didn’t happen last century… But 3 years ago. 2006.

Basic decency should command Sonthi to just shut his mouth.

3 Responses to “Clown Of The Day : “The Coup made thai people happy””

  1. 1 Pricilla 23 September 2009 at 5:32 pm

    What population doesn’t rejoice at the sight of tanks and armed soldiers on the street. In all fairness the PAD people and opposition were delighted so I guess some Thai people were happy.

    They certainly were a useless and witless government though. Isn’t this the one that wants to lead a political party now? If so just some spin to ease himself back into the spotlight.

  2. 2 Tarrin 24 September 2009 at 9:59 am

    I recall, after the coup they were trying to produce tonnes of numbers to show people that “hey the mass actually love them”

  3. 3 Koh Chang Thailand 27 September 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Historically always the way. Not only do the leaders demand to lead but the pppulation here demands to be led. Consequently the rank and file will always lap this nonsense up in the hope that everyone gets some sanook or feel good factor.

    90% of the ills and injustices here (to both Thai and to foreigners) can be directly attributed to the 1%ers desperately clinging on to their power base and wealth.

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