Thursday, September 21, 2006

Saving Face?

There was a story in the Bangkok Post (not posted any longer) that asked whether personal motives lay behind the coup. A few weeks ago, a bomb plot was uncovered to kill PM Thaksin. Thaksin launched an investigation which seemed to implicate involvment by top army generals, thus embarassing army chief Sondhi. Blogger Bangkok Pundit comments:

Personal pride and pride of the military are typical reasons for coups throughout Thai history. Gen. Sondhi himself has criticised the government. Moral of the story, don't criticise military leaders and be careful of investigating anything which could implicate the military.

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