Sunday, October 01, 2006

Thailand has got the 24th Prime Minister

The King has signed a Royal Command to appoint the new Prime Minister. Gen. Surayud Chulanont, former Thai Army Commander in Chief, former Supreme Commander, and former Privy Councilor (he just resigned to accept this new position) has formally received the Royal Command at the Government House. In a week after this, after the new PM has selected cabinet members and they are appointed by another Royal Command, and only after they have an audience with the King to give a vow, then the new Thai cabinet can start to function.

From the web's voting, it appeared that over 97% of Thai net-users agreed that he is the best choice. I think so too. Regardless of what some western governments and foreign scholars say, Thai people should know best about who should best run their country for the interest of the Thai citizens, not to please or to serve foreign interests or international conglomerates.

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