The elite entertains itself

23 11 2010

The Bangkok elite is back to its jolly best now that it seems to be feeling pretty well protected by the military and its civilian government. This link to the Bangkok Post is not the most recent but is a wonderful portrayal of a class that is celebrating its money and power in suitably innane ways. Ruling class, the idle rich, and especially royals, seem to do this kind of stuff all over the world.

PPT particularly liked the picture of then British Ambassador Quinton Quayle, who sucked up to Abhisit Vejjajiva from the day he was made prime minister and supported the government very strongly in all its actions. The picture seems to portray Quayle as an old-fashioned “foreign adviser” to a royal Thai government of the 19th century. That may well be an accurate representation.

PPT understands Quayle has since resigned to work for a British company “with interests in Thailand.” We guess that repayments of good will should be expected.


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15 11 2012
Difference I « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] posterior polishing of associated with former U.S. Ambassador Ralph Boyce and U.K. Ambassador Quinton Quayle increasingly seem like ancient relics. Of course, relics of the past can still be found, but their […]

15 11 2012
Difference I « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] posterior polishing of associated with former U.S. Ambassador Ralph Boyce and U.K. Ambassador Quinton Quayle increasingly seem like ancient relics. Of course, relics of the past can still be found, but their […]




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