Monday, December 15, 2008

Abhisit Vejjajiva: the new PM

Congratulations to Aphisit on becoming PM but the victory may yet be a pyrrhic one. It came via a judicial coup and an alliance with the very sort of politician Aphisit must purge if he wants to keep his promise of ending the "culture of corruption". The international perspective of Thai democracy has also suffered a setback.

I'm going to write a review of the year and some predictions for 2009, but for now let's just be glad we have a leader who isn't vile.

1 comment:

Amber said...

I am an educator in the United States and just discovered your blog. It has been an enjoyable read! My family had an exchange student from Thailand and I like to look up news to see how the government is doing in her country. Thank you for your nice postings!