Wednesday, September 20

General To Serve As Temporary Prime Minister

The more I read about this coup and the background on it, the more I am not sure what to think of it. On one hand, it's a dangerous precedent for a country to have as many coups as Thailand has had. On the other, not too many people in Bangkok seem to be upset.

Just a few questions about what General Sonthi Boonyaratglin is saying. Is the General really going to be a temporary PM? Will there be democracy there in a year? If so, what happens if he objects to the democratically elected PM in a couple years? Another coup?

So trying to learn a little more about this, I went to Wikipedia and looked up all the players involved in this coup. In all of their profiles I came across this one person, Sondhi Limthongkul. Who is Sondhi Limthongkul? He is a Thai journalist that seems to have played a major role in turning public support against Prime Minister Thaksin. I don't feel comfortable passing judgment, put it appears to be more than just what the 'people' wanted!