The fact that Abhisit held the troops back from using force shows that he understands the longstanding logic of how the battle is fought will determine the peace. And now it is time for him to complete the course. Reach out to the reds, take up their grievances, and close this messy chapter once and for all.

– Extracted from “Fooled by a fugitive and a scam artist”, The Nation, 16 April 2009.