Thursday, April 26, 2012
Who isn't there is more interesting than who is
Premier Yingluck has sought -- and Gen Prem has obliged -- to meet the former premier as a sign of what is widely seen as a move towards national reconciliation. But a group of red-shirt leaders has publicly opposed, arguing that it would send the wrong message to red-shirts who still believe there is a wide gap between the "elite" and the "downtrodden."
Thaksin said in Laos recently that Prem isn't a party to the conflict. Some red-shirt leaders who are now in the Cabinet and Parliament say Yingluck's move is welcome as a sign towards reducing conflict within Thai society.
What political observers try to monitor today is probably not who joins Yingluck to meet Prem but who doesn't!