Before all hell broke loose in Bangkok, I posted briefly about the new UNDP Human Development Report on Thailand. When I get some time, I will provide some more substantial commentary. But for the time being – just one question – where is Abhisit?

The previous three Human Development Reports all had prefaces written by the Prime Minister: Chuan in 1999, Thaksin in 2003, and Surayud in 2007.

Of course, Abhisit has had a lot on his mind lately. But his absence in this internationally prominent report makes me wonder if, in the current climate, his government was nervous about endorsing such a clear statement of regional inequality.