Recalling Thaksin’s early politics

29 11 2015

Busy with “plots,” lese majeste and myriad other fictitious and real problems, the police are apparently facing complaints about Bangkok’s traffic and internal strife and competition.

In the Bangkok Post, it was recently reported that “Acting Metropolitan Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn has been given three months to solve Bangkok’s traffic gridlock otherwise he could face the music, police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said.”

We were reminded on reading this demand that complaints about Bangkok’s traffic go back to the introduction of traffic. More recently, though, we were reminded of Thaksin Shinawatra’s early days in the political scene. As an academic description has it:Thaksin trafficThaksin failed so we can guess that Acting Metropolitan Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn will be heading for the door, the south or some inactive post.