Friday, November 2, 2012

Who is supposed to know what?

Noppadon Pattama is Thaksin Shinawatra's "legal adviser." Surapong Tovijakchaikul is the foreign minister. Who do you think should know more about Thaksin's movements?

Officially, the foreign minister should be monitoring the former premier's travel plans. But he told reporters yesterday that he knew nothing about Thaksin's upcoming visit to Myanmar.

Noppadon, on the other hand, has all the details. He said Thaksin will be in Myanmar Nov 8-10. He will be meeting Myanmar President Thein Sein Nov 8 in Naypidaw. The next day, he will be meeting Thai businessman on the border and will also greet Thais who love Thaksin. On Nov 10, he will be at the border town of Tachilek, making merits at the Shwedagong replica and meeting red-shirts and Thais from across Amphoe Mae Sai of Chiang Rai province.

Sometimes, it seems ignorance is bliss, especially if it is deliberate lack of knowledge.

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