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.

3 comments:

Chuanpit said...

Alrighty then Mr.Chakkrapob, I hope the THREE of you enjoy the rest of your damn life together.

The **THREE** of us? Chakkrapob asked

Yeah, you, Taksin, and the VAIN!!!!! lol

oneditorial said...

It is rather sweet of him to say that. Even when he is on the run, he still finds the opportunity to court his boss. One might wonder what makes the relationship between the two of them so uniquely cemented. It seems to me that wherever Chakkrapob is - which is quite possibly walking on the brown side somewhere at the moment - he will never ever desist from longing for his boss. His encouragement to Thaksin to fight on is just so endearing!

Mangle Wurzel said...

"Khun Thaksin is not a perfect man". "He is flawed". Both things that Chakkrapob has said. To me, if a person has genuine socialist views, it would be a good idea if he joined or created a socialist party. Or is it just that money, power and ambition are far more important to him than a thought-through ideology? Where else in the world could politicians thrive without ever having thought about what they believe in? Many years ago, I saw a sucking article in one of the local dailies that praised a new wave of pols that included Newin. I searched the whole article and found absolutely no indication of what any of them actually believed in.