Saturday, December 18, 2010

Royal 'stories' from Thailand out in WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks' 'stories' have hit the palace in Thailand too. The Buddhist-majority country has already been been in political upheaval, marked by street violence, since the popularly elected government of ex -PM Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown in a military coup d'etat in 2006. How would the purported 'revelations' impact on the already unstable situation in Thailand is absolutely noteworthy as well as newsworthy, as political opinions in the Thai society are still fairly deeply devided. Earlier, a ranking Singaporean diplomat was quoted in a leaked cable in WikiLeaks as 'concluding' that Thai politicians on both sides of the divide, including the controversial Thaksin Shinawatra, are "corrupt".

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