He’s not the King yet. He may not be shining [now]…But after he becomes the King I’m confident he can be shining … it’s not his time yet. But when the time comes I think he will be able to perform.

– Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra quoted in Richard Lloyd Parry, “Ousted Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra calls for ‘shining’ new age after King’s death”, 9 November 2009.