Groomed to lead from an early age, [Prime Minister] Abhisit [Vejjajiva] looks set to shape Thailand at a historic juncture. With the widely revered King Bhumibol ailing, the kingdom will require wise and experienced hands to guide it through the challenges ahead. Abhisit, despite his youth, seems set to play that role.

– Extracted from Karim Raslan, “Charming even under pressure”, The Star, 22 February 2011.