There is an interesting letter in today’s online edition of The Nation:

Wrong to use Kasit’s remarks against him
Published on December 29, 2008

It is easy enough to pick up words spoken by the new Foreign Minister when he was Kasit Piromya, a PAD supporter, and use them against him in his new job. Anyone who understands the situations and knows Kasit well would know that his remark on the PAD protest at the Suvannabhumi Airport was a light-hearted and cynical response probably over the frustration of seeing the government still in power.

It is inconceivable to think that Kasit meant any harm to his country, or really enjoyed the damage – real or imputed – caused by the closure of the airport. An unknowing foreign correspondent, who reported this in the foreign news media, may be forgiven for taking his words too seriously, but if he or she did so knowingly to belittle or undermine the new government he or she may be more at fault than Kasit.


I wonder if this is the Medhi Krongkaew who is a member of the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and who visited ANU last year to talk of his fight against corrupt politicians?