PM Samak has two choices: to be a good leader or a mere puppet

PM Samak has two choices: to be a good leader or a mere puppet - translated and summarized from Krungtep Turakit, January 28, 2008
Samak Sundaravej is expected to win a parliamentary voting session on January 28 to select the country’s new prime minister. Samak’s political career has spanned more than three decades. He was a Democrat MP of Bangkok, an interior minister, a party leader, a prime minister, and a Bangkok governor. Samak missed the chance to be Senate chief in 2006 as the military junta staged a coup in September that year. He was later persuaded to lead the People Power Party by the previous prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The columnist said it is a good opportunity for Samak to be an incorruptible prime minister and devote himself for the Kingdom. Otherwise, he would be a mere puppet for the previous premier. Actually, Samak himself once said that he was a “nominee” for Thaksin. If he chooses to be just a “nominee” and focus on personal benefits, he will surely be cursed by the whole country.
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