Saturday, February 04, 2006

Thaksin and lese majeste

Thaksin said in his weekly radio programme yesterday morning that he will only quit if requested by the king, and that he would immediately do so if such a request came.

This puts the onus on the king to ask Thaksin to leave and unacceptably seeks to entangle the monarchy in the current political fracas. This is in clear violation of the lese majeste laws in Thailand which prohibit not only statements directed against the monarchy but any attempt to involve the monarchy in politics.