Monday, October 4, 2010
Who wants to kill Newin?
Who wants to kill Newin Chidchob, the current political "kingmaker?"
The answer came this morning from Newin himself: "My former boss."
He didn't have to name names, of course and reporters didn't press on after he said on his 52nd birthday anniversary today: "I will say it out loud. The only person who can try to hire someone to kill me is my former boss. Others being targetted are the premier, the deputy premier (Suthep Thuangsuban), the defence minister (Gen Prawit Wongsuwan)..."
One newspaper quoted "intelligence sources" as saying that Newin's head carries a prize of Bt20 million. When asked today about that figure, Newin didn't try to correct the number.