Korn, the alleged Finances Minister, in Bangkok Post on february 15:
Korn: Ministry weighs reducing 50.1% stake
Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said the ministry was considering allowing private investors to hold a greater stake in THAI to help transform its status as a state enterprise, as well as reduce the government’s financial obligations.
And then Korn, still alleged Finances Minister, in Nation on february 16 :
Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said his ministry was ready to contribute more capital to Thai Airways International, to maintain its shareholding at 51 per cent.
I know… everything is perfectly normal. 😉
If you understand a little bit the “thai (air) ways”… then you know very well what happened… It’s very simple actually. Korn has been forced to eat his hat and to change his tune… in less than a day.
It’s enough to read the reaction of the Transport Minister (member of Newin’s gang, ex friends of Thaksin, who were bought by the Democrat Party and the Army in order to nominate Abhisit as Prime Minister in december 2008…) :
Transport Minister Sohpon Zarum on Monday voice opposition to Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij’s plan to allow private investors larger equity stake in the national airline, Thai Airways International (THAI), which is a state enterprise.
As a national airline, Thai is a vital part of Thailand’s image, and is already listed on the Thai stocks exchange, Sophon said.
Vital part of Thailand’s image ? Ah ah ah. It’s huge.
Thai Airways is vital for all the crooks who use the company as a large honey pot. And they don’t want to share… with other –private- investors.
Korn is a little player… Too young… By advocating what would be actually an excellent idea (to let the private sector managing Thai Airways) Korn has obviously walked onto somebody’s grass… Much more powerful.
Therefore, a pathetic retreat “thai style” was the only way out. 😉
Poor Korn. It’s not because he was given this position that he should forget who are the real masters… His real masters.
In a word, he thought for one moment that he was really the real Finances Minister of Thailand. 😉