What Thai people want is simple: a good, democratic constitution, one based on the 1997 charter that had to be abolished because of the coup, followed by a fair and clean election so that the country can move on. Every sign that the country is moving toward these two goals will be welcomed. Any move that sows seeds of doubt in the minds of the public suggesting that these two goals may be compromised will always be taken very seriously. It would be a big mistake for the interim leaders to assume that the Thai public does not need daily assurances that the country is on the road back to a full democracy. On the contrary, such assurances must be supported by sincere actions.

– “Surayud facing a crisis of trust”, The Nation, 25 February 2007. The full editorial discusses the position of the Sonthi-Surayud regime after the Somkid “sufficiency” debacle.