Monday, November 8, 2010
The Thaksin-Sanan Norway peace meet: Expect no bombshells
I can't honestly say I am waiting with great anticipation of what Maj Gen Sanan Kachornprasart is going to tell us about what was discussed when he met former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra in Norway a few days ago, supposedly at a Thai temple there.
Sanan, who is a deputy premier in this government, was back in Bangkok today but he refused to divulge any detail to reporters, pleading with to be patient and wait for his official press conference tomorrow.
You can expect the usual kind of talk about Thaksin's intention to create a harmonious atmosphere and that he only wants good things to happen to the country. Sanan, who has been playing the role of a peace broker, will naturally sound positive about their meeting.
No such bombshells as Thaksin vowing to stop his political role or to come home to serve the prison term can be expected.
But then who knows? There might be some exciting statements about peace from Thaksin. But then, this won't be the first time, nor the last time.
Let's hear them out. Things can't be worse anyway.