Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chuan and the 'good' egg thrown at him by the "Reds"

The "good" egg hit the left side of his glasses. Chuan Leekpai, former prime minister and chief adviser to Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva, was more amused than miffed yesterday when asked on Nation Channel just an hour or so ago.

Some red-shirted protestors were waiting for him in downtown Lampang province in the north where Chuan was campaigning on behalf of a candidate from his Democrat Party in the upcoming Jan 11 by-election.

Would that incident discourage him from going to "sensitive provinces" in the North or Northeast from now on? "No. On the contrary, I have told the prime minister and other Cabinet members to insist on visiting those provinces because we shouldn't be scared of law-breaking people," Chuan insisted.

The former veteran politician from the South said the egg-throwing protestors were only a handful of people in that region. "Most people welcomed us. I was walking and talking to the local people and they were delighted to see me...."

He was still looking at the positive side of the incident. It's a "good" egg, not the usual "bad egg" used on this sort of public gesture to embarrass a political leader.

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