Government M.Ps have been told to support the bill or face the consequences.
A massive rice pledging scheme is reportedly riddled with corruption. Massive projects are haemorhaging money.
We have seen it all before. Politicians fleeing the country with ill-gotten gains - and coming back when all is forgiven. Thais, it would appear, have short memories. Besides it seems an accepted practice to have one's fingers in the till...almost to the extent it would appear that it would be silly not to.
But today the Bangkok Post even seems to have had enough. In an editorial it states:
".. blind loyalty, greed, selfishness and arrogance seem to have overtaken the sense of right and wrong that should have prevailed among the powers-that-be in the government and parliament.
"The clock should be allowed to run its course.
"Sadly, it is being turned back when the country was mired in prolonged street protests against the Thaksin regime.
"It shouldn't be that way. If there is any sense of self-respect or feeling of responsibility for the good of the nation and the people left among the legislators of the House, they should attempt to save the country from plunging into yet another political crisis which we can ill-afford."
Looks like we are back to square one again. Plus ca change. Yawn.
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