Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A few time-bombs just around the corner...
Several political time-bombs are ready to explode in the next week or so -- some of which could be defused by PM Abhisit, but there are others that could spin out of control.
1. The red-shirts have threatened to file the petition to seek royal pardon for Thaksin on Aug 17. The mass rally at Sanam Luang on that day promises to be huge.
2. On that same day,the court is due to hand down the verdict on the controversial case related to alleged corruption in the distribution of rubber saplings to planters. Newin Chidchob, a vital link in the current coaliton government, is one of the key accused.
3.The unfinished affair related to National Police Chief Police Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan. Will he stay on until his retirement in about 45 days? Will the prime minister take some firm action?
And I don't include other possible accidental bombs that could blow up the political scene if things get rough.
Stay tuned and ready!