It would be hilarious if it wasn’t tragic.
I didn’t blog before about the state campaign against “rumors mongers” in the case of the King’s health and a (tiny) drop of the stock market in october. Two people have been arrested last week.
I was thinking (fool)… “oh well , another non-event in Lalaland”… But this story takes amazing proportions, even by thai standards.
And the police seems totally out of control… It’s a self reinforcing hysteria.
Look at the latest news :
The owner of a snooker bar in Chon Buri who allegedly posted unverified assertions that led to a stock market plunge last week is the link who will lead to the arrest of those behind rumour-mongering and their accomplices, a senior police officer said yesterday. (Nation)
What started as a gross manipulation about a perfectly non-existent manipulation (of the stock market), driven only by a cheap political agenda (to intimidate the opposition, to close a few thai websites and create a red herring for the masses), has become an hilarious saga.
And some officials are even talking about going after Bloomberg (read here) !
I mean… what’s next ? Are they going to arrest a maid, a taxi driver, a farmer, a hooker ? “Rumors mongers” and “national security”… it’s just amazing !
Day after day Thailand ridicules itself, deeper, higher, stronger.
And we shall notice the striking silence of our dear Abhisit, the dashing and so called Oxford-Educated-Prime-Minister-Obama-Style. 😉
What does he think about this story ? Is he laughing ? Crying ? Does he approve ? Is he the initiator ? A mere supporter ? Or does have his hands tied behind his back ?
Where is the “democracy” lover ? The defender of the “rule of the law” ? The politician who was defeated at every elections and who became PM in december thanks to a bozo coup ? The politican who gives lessons ?
Abhisit is just pathetic. A pathetic clown, hostage and accomplice as well of a system that has turned hysterical and paranoid, in a strench of fin de regne.
Abhisit ? Yes We Can’t.
More than ever.