The minority political opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has tried to cast doubts about her capacity as premier and her ability to manage her Government. The 45 year old Prime Minister has achieved many of her 16-pointer campaign promises during the national election of 2011. So it is expected that the Democrat Party and foreign critics, grudging in their envy for the country’s fast-track successes and condemning her leadership.
They constantly cry foul of Yingluck’s link with her brother, the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. They neglect to mention that Thaksin has never lost a democratic election in Thailand. They conveniently forget to say that in a democratic country, when Yingluck enters a process of consultation, this is to be expected in a nation that believes in the democratic process. Would the critics prefer Yingluck and her ministers behave like Abhisit Vejjajiva – serving only the elites and forgetting the poor people? I still find it shocking that some foreign reporters prefer supporting Abhisit even though they know he was responsible for the brutal crackdown in 2010 and that Abhisit supported the military coup of 2006.
I am sad ka. The Western press are more interested to throw their support to Abhisit because of his elitism rather than provide a fair outlook of Yingluck who represents the majority of Thai people. The attitude of some Western press is a reflection of how people would support injustice in the name of accountable reporting.
Anyway, let me share some pics of Yingluck: