Sunday, June 26, 2011
Don't blink. It's a full-blown war of words until July 3
The gloves are off and both Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra are set to exchange blows during the last week before Judgment Day on July 3.
Abhisit has challenged Yingluck to make it public that Pheu Thai Party's main policy is to offer amnesty to Thaksin so that he could return home.
"Let the people decide on Election Day on whether they want Thaksin to be granted amnesty or not," the Democrat party declared.
Yingluck retorts that that's not the case. The party doesn't intend to pursue the amnesty-for-Thaksin policy at all. All it wants if it's the next government is to solve the country's economic ills.
Yingluck says PT will use the "Nelson Mandela" formula to implement national reconciliation. Abhisit insists that PT is using reconciliation as a smokescreen to cover up its real intention: Absolve Thaksin from all guilty verdicts.
July 1 will see both major parties releasing their last series of salvos before the people cast their ballots on Sunday.
Neither side can afford to blink.