The situation is such that there are no immediate solutions to the ongoing political crisis which has lasted for many weeks so far and has pitted activists of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) who have taken government buildings in the capital against supporters of outgoing Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.
The former premier was removed from office by the Constitutional Court because he received money for taking part in TV cooking shows.
A spokesman for Samak’s party announced yesterday that the old leader accepted his party’s decision to present him again for the post, a choice that his coalition partners are scheduled to vote on.
The Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army, General Anupong Paojinda, said that the army is at the service of people and that when “the people is divided, the armed forces must remain neutral.”
For Thai Chamber of Commerce Chairman Pramon Sutiwong, the new premier must have fundamental qualities like ‘honesty, transparency and morality,” but above all he must be able to “bring back unity and solidarity to the population.”