Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Chakkrapob emerges to state his concern that Thaksin may "drown"
Nobody knows for sure where Chakkrapob Penkae is at the moment. But he did "surface" in an article written for the inaugural issue of "Voice of Taksin" that will hit the newsstands on July 26, Thaksin Shinnawatr's 60th birthday anniversary.
Chakkrapob, who is on the run after being hit with a number of severe charges at home, seems concerned that his boss may give up the fight too easily.
"I hope, sir, that as you are trying to swim in the sea, you won't just give up and drown. Who knows, even the sea could dry up one day," he wrote.
He tried to urge Thaksin to fight on, to fulfil the mission left unfinished by Pridi Panomyong who engineered the 1932 revolution that turned Thailand from absolute monarch to constitutional monarchy. What he really meant was unclear. All I know is that Chakkrpob has tried, so far in vain, to raise Thaksin's standards to those of the country's statesman Pridi.
That there is a world of differences between the two doesn't seem to bother Chakkrapob at all.