Some expats like NCPO
Mr Reichstetter, in his Nov 13 letter, “Invention of corruption”, thinks that I can’t be an expat because I’m not part of the grumpy farang who want to remodel Thailand to their own image. Sorry to deceive him, but I am a real expat.
I agree that I’m part of a minority who is happy to live in Thailand and submit to its regulations, whether they make sense or not. I also have been here long enough to know that this government is much better than all former “democratically” elected governments.
As for the general elections that you and politicians are asking for, it seems that when the population is unhappy it calls for elections, not politicians without agendas except filling their pockets, expats for different reasons, all related to their personal comfort, and the outside world because this government does not toe the line with their predatory policies.
Last but not least I wonder what you mean by “participation of the politically and economically powerless”?
It seems that this government is doing a lot for those, and by holding elections we may hopefully find new blood running in elections instead of the usual corrupt or inefficient contenders that we would inevitably see if elections were held now. CLARA HOLZER