Saturday, April 23, 2011
A colourful weekend indeed!
This is going to be a very "colourful" weekend. Today, Pheau Thai Party holds its party's meeting. Thaksin Shinawatra is due to phone in. What he says will be of significance. If he plays the part of the party's owner by announcing his promised election platform, he could be courting trouble. Even some of his party members have expressed concern that if he says what he said he would say, the party could risk being dissolved. As someone banned from politics, Thaksin isn't supposed to be involved in any political activities.
The New Politics Party, meanwhile, will be holding its crucial meeting tomorrow for their members to vote whether to follow PAD's instruction to Vote No or to comply with the party's leader Somsak Kosaiyakuk's determination to field candidates in the upcoming election.
No matter how the vote turns out, the NPP-PAD ties would be strained even more. Sondhi Limthongkul, PAD's leader, and Somsak, NPP's chief, have placed themselves in the make-or-break position.
Thai politics doesn't seem to be able to go beyond Thaksin and Sondhi, after all!