Tuesday, November 1, 2011
New Thailand: Don't take us seriously
I thought Thailand was ready for a huge remake when Energy Minister Pichai Narittapan told reporters two days ago that a meeting chaired by Premier Yingluck Shinawatra had agreed to spend about Bt900,000m to rebuild the country. The mega project was to be entitled: "New Thailand."
Wow, I told myself, this will fix every problem we can ever have in five years.
But both the PM and the minister disappointed be tremendously when they came out yesterday to pour cold water on their own scheme.
Premier Yingluck said: "The term New Thailand was just a play on words. Nothing serious."
Minister Pichai further killed my enthusiasm by saying: "New Thailand was just a gimmick."
Get real, please, my dear leaders.