Friday, 1 February 2008

Thailand's New Prime Minister

Well, it's happened. Pigman has got the power. It's just painful to watch Thai politics and feel such wild hopes that a change is acomin' and then Samak is voted the new Prime Minister. A PM who will continue his prime time Cooking Show on television. A PM whose main priority (and says it loud and proud) is to return ousted corrupt ex-PM Taksin. A PM whom the deaf refer to with the symbol for pig. A PM whom is still under investigation for corruption charges regarding the misuse of 10 billion baht whilst performing as Governor of Bangkok. A PM who has quite the potty mouth and often says swear words and other highly inappropriate language in front of the media. For example, he was recently asked something of a personal nature by a journalist and replied with "If I asked you if you made love last night, how would you respond?". Hmm, very noice oinko.

For a country that is so taken with the element of "Face" and saving it at all costs to all parties, it stupefies me to see that the entire country is now loosing face due to having such a puppet "leading" the country. It's pretty amusing to see that all changes have a lag time of about 1-2 days while he desperately contacts Taksin to receive advice on proceedings. Samak also wants to be in charge of the Thai Military. Interesting times ahead for sure...

3 commentaramas:

Amy said...

Yeah, it's certainly all I can add at this point: interesting times ahead...

Mel said...

so painful to watch..just want to beat your head against a wall!

Carol and Chris said...

Absolutely!! (Not much more I can add really - we're just going to have to wait and see)

C x