Royalists continue to worry

27 03 2009

The Bangkok Post (26 March 2009: “Doing it for your country”), in an editorial, makes this statement: “But the most worrying aspect of the [red shirt] protest seems to be Thaksin’s speech which is to be aired tomorrow. His speech on Sunday to the red shirts in Chiang Mai in which he accused two privy councillors, including former prime minister Surayud Chulanont, two senior judges and an academic of plotting his overthrow in 2006 has reportedly caused concern to Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, president of the Privy Council. Gen Prem is said to be worried that Thaksin’s accusations could cause public misunderstanding about the Privy Council.”

These is nothing in this that PPT hasn’t reported on in recent days. However, this seems new: “Gen Surayud is also reported to have warned the government not to sit idle over Thaksin’s allegations.”

Tens of thousands of demonstrators facing thousands of police are apparently not as worrying or challenging as a deposed prime minister’s comments about the Privy Council and the monarchy. How will Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva respond?


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