Thursday, July 21, 2011
Yingluck asks red shirts to let EC do its work...
Yingluck Shinawatr today came out to ask the red shirts and other parties to stop putting pressure on the Election Commission which, she says, is working hard and independently to process the outcome of the July 3 election.
Her statement came after Abbhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat Party asked her and Pheu Thai leader Yongyudh Vichaidit to declare their public position on this issue.
These statements from Yingluck and Abhisit followed an earlier critical remarks by Nattawut Saikua, a leading red shirt leader, who had said the EC was being influenced by "invisible forces" to block red-shirt leaders from being endorsed as party list MPs.
Now that all the people who should make their stands clear on the issue have made their statements, it's time to ask all parties concerned to adopt a "hands-off" policy towards the EC. No?
(I must confess that the latest picture of Yingluck this morning prompted this post in the first place. A reporter at the scene said she looked stressed and didn't sport her usual smile. But then, this picture tells a different story.)