Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Weng-Sodsri face-off: Hot air in the rain

Election Commissioner Sodsri Satayatham claims her life has been threatened "but I am already 60 years old and not afraid of death."

Weng Tojirakarn, a red-shirt leader, hits back by saying that Sodsri might have been too paranoic about the so-called "death threat," insisting that the red shirts won't put pressure on the EC to endorse Jatuporn Prompan.

Sodsri says if she and/or other EC members are assassinated, society would be plunged into chaos and the military could stage a coup and that means Pheu Thai Party won't be able to rule the country.

Weng retaliates by saying that she was simply thinking in the old mode again.

Will this new verbal exchange lead to anything? Not really. The latest I heard today is that the EC is mostly likely going to endorse Jatuporn tomorrow anyway.

All the talks about threats on both sides are nothing more than just "strategic moves" in the post-election landscape. Lots of hot air in the rainy season. That's about it.

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