Friday, October 1, 2010

Korn: to be or not to be?

Is Korn Chatikavanij, the finance minister and one of PM Abhisit's close friends, gunning to take over the premiership?

Despite what you have heard from the political grapevine, if you pose that question to him, the expected answer is: No, No and No. Of course, you don't think he would ever tell you publicly: "Of course, I'm the most qualified."

His close aides would tell you: Korn is a humble man. He knows his limits. He is, like Abhisit, also a trained British gentleman.

That explains why Korn was at pains to say: "Whatever happens, Mr Abhisit is still the most suitable man as prime minister. And if an election takes place, there is no need to look for an alternative. Besides, I am not hoping to be PM myself."

What Korn didn't address was what would happen if the Democrat Party was to be dissolved and Abhisit is banned from politics for five years.

But then reporters didn't get to pose that question. Next time perhaps.

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