Sunday, June 01, 2008
Score one for the PAD
Samak's comment that he would "disperse protesters with force ('if you want to try to resist, go ahead')" was a botch. Chamlong and co know well that the PM is famed for his temper and ill chosen words.
Chamlong responded to the threat by instructing PAD protesters (did I mention they are back on the streets?) to take cameras with them to the protest to capture any use of force for the world to see.
CNN reported it, and the PAD scored some propaganda points.
Samak left it to the equally charming Natthawut Saikua to spin it as "a tactical move, not a real threat"