Korn was the first to show his gun : “no alarm” he said.
The alleged Finance Minister was reacting at the vietnamese currency devaluation and the Dubai’s debacle.
You have to understand that the first duty of any thai official is to come on TV after any kind of intrinsic negative event (terrorist attack, bad news for the economy, Michael Jackson death, new hair style of a famous singer etc.) to say that this event will have no or minimal impact (on Thailand that is to say).
The Prime Minister had to follow the rule too.
Mr Abhisit said he believed their impacts on the Thai economy would be minimal. (Bangkok Post)
So no worries, however…
The economic ministers will meet on Monday to discuss the debt crisis in Dubai and the devaluation on Vietnam’s dong currency, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said in his weekly broadcast on Sunday.
He said the government will continue monitoring the global economic situation closely, and the Council of Economic Ministers will discuss the details of the Dubai World’s debt and dong’s devaluation on Monday.
… however they are going to talk about it. 😉
A perfect summary of the (reversed) way thai politician’s brain is working :
-first : talking
-second : thinking (or trying to)