Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Do they really want to talk to each other? Not now.
During the "Twitter interview" last night, I asked PM Abhisit whether he was willing to join a chat with Thaksin.
The first response was: "But I thought he didn't want to talk to me."
I told him that the ex-premier, in one of his recent statemennts, suggested that he was willing to talk to "anyone."
Abhisit then said: "But you and I are her. He is abroad."
I then suggested that we could chat through Twitter then -- to which the PM countered: "But the 140-character limit could be quite inhibiting."
When I asked whether that meant he wouldn't talk to Thaksin until he came home to serve his jail term, the PM said: "I want everyone to follow the law."
I told him he wasn't answering my question -- to which he said: "The answer was there."
The plain answer was, obviously, "No."
Thaksin emerged just now in his Twitter account to ask: "I have read the PM's Twitter interview. Why wouldn't I want to meet him? But I also understand that he has many problems on his hands. I can wait."
Time passes. Positions shift.