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Last week I wrote an overview essay on Thai political futures titled “Red hot challenges for Thailand”. It was published in The Canberra Times over the weekend. In one section I suggest that:

At every opportunity over the past decade the Thai people have resoundingly endorsed Thaksin’s political juggernaut. Elite powerbrokers struggle to accept these popular judgements and express bewilderment that Thaksin still commands the most effective election-winning machine in Thai history. His success repudiates the privilege of unelected elites and white-ants their claims to represent the best interests of the country.

There is much more than can be said on this topic, especially in light of reported efforts to immediately re-escalate Thailand’s political conflict.