The Nation reports that the establishment feels the Thaksin pardon petition is "miring the monarchy in a political game"
Fonzi at Thailand Jumped the Shark has an excellent analysis of how the Democrats are hypocrits in this matter.
The whole situation is surreal to me:
- I have not seen the petition, but understand that a pardon is requested, yet that seems legally impossible because Thaksin has not served any time and fled the country to avoid jail.
- The Government is now going gangbusters employing television, military, police & government resources to criticize the petition, and they have the gall to accuse the reds of being divisive!
Here's my simple advice to the government: - Just ignore the petition, and let the palace representatives explain the legalities of why it cannot be acted upon.