Monday, October 18, 2010
PM talks tough: If you are frustrated, get out
Is this a threat or a request or a kite-flying effort?
Nobody is quite sure. But when PM Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters to tell his Bhumjaithai coalition partners to tell him in his face about their "frustration" of sharing the bed with the Democrats, he was as blunt as he could be.
"I am asking you to tell me directly about your frustrations instead of identifying yourselves as informed sources while talking to the Press," the PM said, to no one in particular.
"If we can't get along, we will split," Abhisit declared.
Of course, no coalition partners would want to leave unless there is a new coalition to which they could flee -- which isn't anywhere in sight at the moment.
Abhisit knows it. Newin Chidchob, the de factor leader of Bhumjaithai knows it. They simply can't keep some of their MPs silent for too long.