Abhisit Vejjajiva, the opposition leader, delivered a surprise blow this evening when he put on a red T-shirt and declared: "Red is everybody's colour. I am reclaiming red because this colour doesn't belong to any particular group of people in this country."
The Democrat leader was apparently launching a counter-move in his major speech last night announcing that the ongoing conflict isn't between political parties or colours. "It's a battle between the people doing the right thing and those who are bent on doing evil. It's between those who want to do things for the country and those trying to do things to benefit their own relatives," he said.
It's an obvious counter-attack from Abhisit who has come under a renewed assault from the ruling Pheu Thai Party claiming that he had dodged army conscription. Defence Minsiter ACM Sukampol Suwannathat has taken the trouble to lead the latest attack on the opposition leader by producing army's documents to show that Abhisit had been dubious about his conscription. The opposition has threatened to sue him for defamation.
Now, if Abhisit wears red, would Thaksin Shinawatra wear blue?