Tuesday, September 19, 2006
A popular coup?
(Above: Bhumibol Adulyadej King Rama IX)
The coup in Thailand seems as if it may not be as unpopular as could have been imagined, the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has mired himself in coruption, nepotism and vote rigging and is not popular at home.
The Army, has been frustrated at Thaksin Shinawatra's feeble attempt to crush the Islamic rebellion in the south of the country, as has been his King.
The King, is reported to have requested his resignation, but was 'refused', how Shinawatra thought to defy his King, I can't imagine, but he has paid for it now!
It will be interesting to see, now That Shinawatra has been deposed, if the Army will be able to more effectivly fight the Muslims?