The latest ABAC poll has Surayud’s popularity slipping to 34.8%. Thaksin’s has risen to 28.8%. The poll was undertaken in Bangkok. I wonder what the figures would look like in Chiang Mai?

According to the Bangkok Post, Surayud has vowed to “fade away:”

“I will take a rest. For me, I am not going to get involved in politics. … I received this job with a strong mandate from the people that I have to be here to serve (and to attend to) the political and security problems in Thailand. … So after this, if they can have an elected government from the people by the people, I think that’s it.”

Sorry, but I think I missed the mandate.