Friday, December 25, 2009

Hun Sen: Coup paranoid or political ploy?

It all started with the "classified documents" made public by red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan. Now, Cambodian PM Hun Sen claims that part of that secret paper says the Abhisit government was plotting to overthrow him -- as today's front-page headline in this morning's Phnom Penh Post says.

I went through the papers with a fine-toothed comb and couldn't locate any suggestion of an attempted coup against Hun Sen from this side of the border. Perhaps, it was an interpretation given to him by his good Thai friend Thaksin Shinawatra. Or perhaps, the ghost from years gone by of the attempted coup orchestrated from some political elements in Thailand against him has made Hun Sen somewhat paranoic.

And some of those involved in that incident are Hun Sen's supposed "great friends" from Thailand today!

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