In Praise of Purachai - The Nation, January 8, 2005
Purachai was often a figure of scorn according to many expats
for his audacity in enforcing laws, especially nightlife regulation.
From the Thai perspective, he is yet another 'good guy' who is
too clean to work effectively within the system: ...Thai Rak
Thai insiders have done their best to keep Purachai's problematic
working style a private matter, but accounts of how "difficult"
he was persistently found their way into public forums. It's hard
to believe, still, that such shortcomings make an apparently honest
man with a good agenda unsuited for Thai politics, whereas those
with far uglier flaws continue to thrive. The rise and fall of
Purachai seem to confirm that politics is about compromise and
flexibility, whether for better or worse, and rigidity could be
the biggest liability of all...
calls it a day on politics for family- The
Nation, January 6, 2005
...Purachai was widely tipped as a successor to Thaksin in
the early days of the Thai Rak Thai government.
But his abrasive personality undermined his position in the party
and the popularity of the party itself...
as PM? - The Nation, December 28, 2003
Lets draft Purachai as leader of a new party!
This suggestion was heard in some quarters. He appears a possible
choice since his political future has become uncertain. After
being moved from interior to justice where he rubbed somebody
who must be reckoned at the ministry the wrong way he was
shifted to an obscure place among several Thaksin deputies at
Government House, with unsung assignments.
...There are hard-core members of the now defunct Palang Dharma
Party who will back him. Political campaign funds can come from
anonymous contributors who want to see Thaksin face a formidable
challenge. It would be nice if the Democrat, Chat Thai and Chat
Pattana parties would join hands and declare their support for
Purachai as prime minister.
Purachai's star - The Straights Times, May 13, 2002
Mr Purachai's efforts have put him high on public polls and
he has received support from the much-revered constitutional monarch,
King Bhumibol Adulyadej. But, says Mr Thongbai: '...nobody in
the government is on his side.'...
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