Monday, July 13, 2009
Abhisit and Kasit need to have a long talk now...
"We need to have a talk."
That's the message from Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva to his foreign minister, Kasit Biromya, who fired a salvo all the way from New Zealand over the weekend that stirred up enough heat to make Army Chief Gen Anupong Paochinda so frustrated that he wouldn't talk to reporters on the issue.
Kasit accused "some military top brass" of ganging up against him. In simple terms, the foreign minister was saying that a few high-ranking military officers were suggesting to the prime minister to sack him over the "terrorism" charge.
In response to a reporter's question, Abhisit denied that.
In response to another reporter's question on the same issue, Gen Anupong became apparently miffed.
The PM insists, however, that Kasit can stay on despite the police's terrorism charge. Kasit says he will fight anybody who wants him out of his post.
"Come on, be brave," he challenged the so-called "top military brass" whom he suspected of stabbing him in the back.
"Let's have a debate on TV on this," the foreign minister said.
Of course, Kasit knows nobody in his right mind would take him up on that.