Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Abhisit warns Suthep not to help Sondhi with his outburst
It was supposed to be an internal affair but nothing that is discussed in Cabinet meetings, it seems, could be kept confidential for long.
That's why soon after the Tuesday's Cabinet's weekly meeting, reporters were told that PM Abhisit Vejjajiva had given his deputy, Suthep Thuagsuban, a piece of his mind about the latter's public outburst against Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD).
Suthep had a day earlier declared that "Thaksin (Shinawatra) and Sondhi (Limthongkul) are equally bad."
Abhisit warned Suthep in the Cabinet meeting that he shouldn't have made that public outburst "because you would only be helping Sondhi to rally more people to his next demonstration on Dec 11..."
Suthep explained that he had made that statement to counter Sondhi's frequent attacks on him.
The PM, it seems, was simply telling Suthep to avoid falling prey to his own emotion, and thereby risk being trapped.
We have yet to hear what Suthep has to say. We, of course, know what Sondhi's reaction would be.