Sondhi Limthongkul cannot remain on the defensive. The military wanted him dead. But miraculously he has survived the assassination attempt. He has spoken out on TV and hinted at the identities of those who masterminded the plot…We will have to see whether Abhisit has the guts to take on the top security personnel and replace them before he goes into the next general election. If he fails to do so, the Democrat will surely be dead meat.

– Extracted from Thanong Khanthong, “Abhisit may not last beyond August”, The Nation, 6 May 2009. To my eye this article is particularly interesting for all sorts of reasons. It is well worth a look for New Mandala reader attempting to get a handle on how some of the Thai political sands appear to be shifting. Kudos to Thanong for putting it together.