A Drop of Politics?

I know I said I didn’t want to talk about politicas but I can’t resist talking about Thaskins new weekly meeting with the press, the first of which occured today.

During the event he was asked a question about the troubles in the south of Thailand, which he mustn’t have liked because he pressed a buzzer and raised a sign that had an X on it. This meant that the question was ‘unconstructive’, he explained.

All I can think of when reading about this kind of childish behaviour is “Talk to the hand!”. Apparently the reporter who asked the question applauded, I would have told him where to shove the pointy end of his sign.

His whole reason for the silly games is because he doesn’t want the media to be too serious. I’ll let you formulate your own ideas about that one.

Anyway, mai bpen rai!

8 Comments so far

  1. him (unregistered) on August 25th, 2005 @ 10:51 pm

    “which he mustn’t have liked because he pressed a buzzer and…” the man who asked the question was swallowed by a pit of fire leading to hell itself.

    Oh, sorry, I was just in Thaksin’s brain for a mo.

    Honestly, mai bpen rai – it’s ok for day to day encounters, but it’s one of the major reasons behind all the mess that blankets this country.

  2. aurix (unregistered) on August 25th, 2005 @ 11:27 pm

    i thought the whole buzzer thing was kinda ridiculous (but ingenious in a way, as you pointed out, Ben).

    well said, HIM.

  3. Bonifide (unregistered) on August 26th, 2005 @ 1:25 pm

    I felt like I was watching one of those japanese game shows, expecting at any moment for a giant claw to pick the reporter up and dump him in bucket of slime.

  4. Mizzie (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 1:41 am

    Voice from a thai teenager…(me)..Thaksin is clever one but he changes everything change the goverment system and etc.. too fast which is directly opposite from the Thai way of living of ppl…seem like most of us cant follow him.. well actually im sick of politics news too ONLY alway find the mistake from each other..better why dont all the politicians help each other to improve our country???
    (well this is just my opinion and im sure it not against the constitutional law for giving an idea….)

  5. him (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 1:44 am

    better why dont all the politicians help each other to improve our country

    Here’s why: they are politicians and improving the country is something politicians are fundamentally opposed to. It’s genetically inbred into anyone who even thinks about being a politician.

    And that’s not a Thai problem, it’s a world problem :)

  6. Kitjar Na Bangsar (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

    Hey, i find this new tool super cooooool

    Nayok Thaksin is fast becoming Southeast Asia’s new Tun Dr Mahathir, and he is doing it with lots of style …….

  7. sesquipedalian (unregistered) on August 28th, 2005 @ 9:07 pm

    Well, to quote a popular show on America’s National Public Radio, “At least Thailand’s head of state has press meetings.”

  8. J (unregistered) on August 29th, 2005 @ 11:44 pm

    Turning government into an old episode of Family Feud.

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