Sanoh cites Lord of the Rings

Sanoh cites Lord of the Rings - Bangkok Post, June 25, 2005
Thai Rak Thai estranged list-MP Sanoh Thienthong yesterday likened the power given by the proposed charter amendments to that of a single ring in the hit movie Lord of the Rings...
...''At the end of the day, the ring was destroyed and prevented the turning of an angel into a demon and a demon into a super-demon. What I'm saying is that the charter gives too much power to one man. Even a good person will be consumed (by power) and what will become of a bad one?'' Mr Sanoh said in a telephone interview...


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Sanoh cites Lord of the Rings

Thai Rak Thai estranged list-MP Sanoh Thienthong yesterday likened the power given by the proposed charter amendments to that of a single ring in the hit movie Lord of the Rings.

The ring could have given the Dark Lord Sauron the power to enslave the world.

''At the end of the day, the ring was destroyed and prevented the turning of an angel into a demon and a demon into a super-demon. What I'm saying is that the charter gives too much power to one man. Even a good person will be consumed (by power) and what will become of a bad one?'' Mr Sanoh said in a telephone interview.

The leader of the Wang Nam Yen faction has become estranged with the party following his strong objections to the way the party wants the constitution amended.

Mr Sanoh also shrugged off his recent removal from the party's board of directors, saying it was rather a blessing and he would not accept an executive post if offered later. He noted that he was an MP, not a slave.

Mr Sanoh also criticised a decision on the upcoming censure debate made by the government whips, saying it was inappropriate to publicise it.

Phongthep Thepkanjana, chief of government whips, had told reporters that the government whips had concluded that they would all vote in favour of Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreang-kit.

Mr Sanoh said he would show up when the House of Representatives meets to cast votes after the no-confidence debate against Mr Suriya. He said it was still too early to say if he would give the transport minister a vote of confidence.
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