Monday, February 23, 2009
Thaksin: Newin is trying to tear me up
Thaksin Shinawatra simply couldn't resist the temptation to give it to his former right-hand man turned traitor: Newin Chidchob.
He told a group of Pheau Thai MPs in Hong Kong over the weekend that Newin was now intent upon "crushing me to pieces." He knows Newin is very ambitious. The guy wants to be prime minister himself.
But Newin may not be his worst problem for now. It's the "two-headed birds" within his own party that's his main concern. Some of them are ready to betray him yet again, he said. "But if we win, they will be on our side," Thaksin consoled his people. Perhaps, he was simply trying to console himself.
In short, Thaksin was saying he couldn't trust anyone at all -- even those who paid him a visit in Hong Kong!