From my research (which has been a little hurried given the impending festivities) there still seems to be no sensible explanation on how Sonthi’s secret billion baht coup fund was spent. I am not an expert on the financing of military operations, but the claim that it was spent on food and drink seems absurd.

Enough of the silliness. This is a story that warrants some serious investigation. There has been some brief discussion in the Bangkok Post but, from my quick survey, nothing at all in The Nation. I would have thought that the fearless anti-corruption advocates at The Nation would have been all over this like a rash. And how are the Thai language papers dealing with the story? Any updates would be very welcome.