Sunday, March 21, 2010

Abhisit: This isn't a 'class war'

PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, in an interview with "Frost over the World" programme on Al Jazeera TV, says it's "clearly not true" that the ongoing protest is, as billed by the red-shirted leaders, a "class war," reflected by the recent election results and majorities of by-elections in the rural areas last year by his Democrat Party.

"And I find it ironic that some of them say they are fighting for a billionaire...and they claim they are fighting a class war," he said.

Abhisit also said Thaksin Shinawatra, in Montenegro last week and now in Dubai, is "hardly suffering the things that the protestors here are going through and things that the Bangkok people are going through."