This is the prime minister that Thailand is about to lose.
Despite living for seven years in this SE Asian kingdom, I still can’t understand the Thai psyche, especially its politics, and I have given up. Maybe Abhisit is ahead of his time and Thais are not ready yet for the kind of statesman that he is. They need someone who’s flashy with a swagger (sorry, a British accent or Oxford education won’t make the cut). Well, it’s their country.
Abhisit is preparing to leave Government House and said to be recording a farewell speech on August 1. He won’t really be out of the limelight as he will still be in parliament. Thank goodness for small mercies.