I almost feel sorry, for having to write another post about Thai politics. Don’t want to mock them all the time – I really love that country – but I can’t help it. This story could be really funny, if it wouldn’t be the sad but dead-serious truth.
If anyone was still in doubt about Thailands ‘semi-democracy’ turning more and more into a joke show and never-ending soap opera; here is the proof. I couldn’t believe my eyes when reading this latest news about the Coupsters.
Not only do they have little to show, 6 months after the ‘bloodless’ coup, their own people demonstrating against them, but now things are getting funny.
So what would you do to fix the countries problems?
Ask a fortune-teller?!
Yeah right! But – that’s exactly what the Coupsters just did. Simply hilarious!
Seems they really didn’t have a plan at all, when ousting former prime minister Thaksin. Since then it went mainly downhill for Thailands economy and investors confidence in the country. Surely things are on the wrong path and you can’t help but wonder, what will come next in the global Thai-Politics-Comedy:
Thai Junta leaders visit fortune-teller
Senior members of Thailand’s ruling junta, the Council for National
Security (CNS), have been visiting a renowned fortune-teller in the Thai
province of Chiang Mai to ward off bad luck.
The group visiting the seer yesterday was led by CNS secretary-general and defence permanent secretary
General Winai Phattiyakul and CNS deputy chief Chalit Phukphasuk, the
Bangkok Post reported yesterday. This was the junta members’ second visit
since the coup last year.
The fortune-teller, Mr Varin Buaviratlert, has reportedly been CNS leader
Sonthi Boonyaratkalin’s personal adviser for some time now. Gen Sonthi’s
wife, Mrs Piyada, was part of the group visiting the seer.
Just had to remember what the late Bernhard Trink (Ex-Bangkok Post Nite Owl writer) always said, when things like this occurred in his chosen exile-from-home country: “T.I.T. – This is Thailand!” And followed by a hearty “I don’t give a hoot!”. Here we go again, Bernhard!
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