Saturday, April 05, 2008

How times change........

In today's Nation:

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra Saturday urged Thais not to believe a fortune-teller who predicted bloodshed next month.

Before boarding a plane to Cambodia, Thaksin said the people should not be serious about predictions by fortune tellers.

And from the Bangkok Post last year:
Potjaman Shinawatra, wife of deposed premier Thaksin, went to see a renowned foretune-teller during her visit to Chiang Mai on Friday, according to local reports. Khunying Potjaman met with Warin Buawiratlert at around 1.30 p.m. and spent about 1.30 hours with him.

NY Times (and many others) in 2005:

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra declined to answer reporters' questions until next year, saying that astrological signs, especially Mercury, are not in his favor.

So I guess whether we should believe fortune tellers or not depends on how much we want to believe what they say.

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