Saturday, June 26, 2010
Mark-Newin = Marx-Lenin？It's not funny. It's hilarious
I am not sure how "Mark" and "Newin" become "Marx-Lenin" with "Suthep Mao" thrown in for good measure. But the cover picture of Manager Weekly did make me laugh this Sunday morning.
The cover story has nothing really to do with political ideology, though. It's a piece highly critical of the fact that PM Abhisit Vejjajiva (nicknamed "Mark") has allowed his coalition partner Newin Chidchob (his first name probably rhymes with "Lenin") to have his own way on many a questionable policy matter. Deputy PM Suthep Thuagsuban, according to this article, is closed allied with Newin and the two have been colluding on a number of unsavoury activities while Abhisit, while playing up the image of "Mr Clean," has deliberately turned a blind eye to all those alleged undesirable actions.
Would Marx turn in his grave?