I am still not a permanent resident here in Thailand, even though I have been here for 9+ years, and so I am still considered a 'foreign guest'. [Long, complicated story which I will not go into.] Definately not kosher for guests to comment on political events of their gracious hosts.
Elections for Prime Minister will be held this coming Sunday, July 3. Difficult to resist the temption to comment on the electoral process, the many players, the corruption and graft, and seeming lack of intelligence currently being played out.
BUT, if I hear one more vehicle with loudspeakers blasting campaign messages go by my house I will probably commit seppuku on the front lawn. Jeeze they make a lot of noise and say absolutely nothing.
Was surprised today when I visited the well known DLISTED website and found an advert for the current PM, Abhisit Vejjajiva, a bright, well spoken, Oxford educated Thai politician. Entirely too bright and knowledgable and you can bet that he will not be reelected.
And of course he is running against the sister of the deposed ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra, the most notorious crook in Thailand's checkered political process, [but the family is VERY, VERY rich] and as head of the notoriously corrupt 'Red Shirts' they have promised the poor people of the country everytihing but the moon.