Thursday, April 29, 2010
American academic: Thais should realize how fortunate they are
Why can't the Thais appreciate what they have?
The question was raised by Joel Brinkley, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent of the New York Times and now a professor of journalism at Stanford University,who said Thailand should look at its neighbours, realize how fortune they are -- and then wait for the next election.
In an article distributed today by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Brinkley reviews the political situations in Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia to conclude that Thailand, in terms of democracy, is still in better shape than its neighbours.
"Thailand's protestors should look around, see how their neighbours live, realize how fortunate they are -- and then wait for the next election," he said.
Read his full article: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/04/29/1403877/for-lessons-in-democracy-thailand.html