Cabinet meet a sorry spectacle - The Nation, January 17, 2004
The Nation has a blistering assessment of the live
cabinet meeting: Columnist Pliew Si-ngern of Thai Post
was spot on. We should scrap the term "Cabinet resolution"
and replace it with "Thaksin says". What we saw
from the "historic" live telecast of the Cabinet
meeting on Tuesday tells us as much... But if every closed-door
Cabinet meeting is like this one, then God help Thailand.
When the ministers opened their mouths, it was either to
express total agreement with the leader or for the sole
purpose of flattering him...