Monday, October 12, 2009
Sondhi: Lots of people hate me...I don't care
Sondhi Limthongkul has given several "exclusive interviews" to newspapers since he took over as leader of the New Politics Party. Being a former journalist himself, there was no way he could avoid some of the tough questions he himself had thrown at others.
At one point during an interview with a Thai Post reporter, Sondhi was asked point-blank:
"Do you realize you have lots of weak points?"
Sondhi, almost without hesitation, responded:
"Yes, a lot...My weak points include being aggressive...I don't give in to others. I say what I think. Mass media people hate my guts.I can't help it. But the day that I die, when they look back, they will regret that Thai society wouldn't have anyone like me anymore..."
Question: People have extreme feelings towards you: They either love you or hate you.
Answer: Lots of people hate me. I don't care. I am not a man in the middle because I make my position clear....
He apparently liked the long and comprehensive interview, which was labelled: "Sondhi's first interview with Thai Post!
Manager Online reprinted the full text today.