THEY SAID IT

Bangkok Post - - 7 DAYS -

“THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION IN FE­BRU­ARY.”

Gen (Ret) Prayut Chan-o-cha, prime min­is­ter, head of the rul­ing mil­i­tary coun­cil (NCPO), na­tional roadmap car­tog­ra­pher, as­sures coun­ter­part Shinzo Abe for the se­cond time of a vote “next year”.

“DON’T THINK THAT YOU’LL BE ABOVE THE LAW FOR­EVER.”

Chaturon Chaisang, Pheu Thai ex-MP, warns Prime Min­is­ter Prayut Chan-o-cha of pos­si­ble le­gal con­se­quences for freez­ing his bank ac­counts and im­pos­ing a fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tion ban on him.

“MERELY FLY­ING TO HONG KONG AND MON­TENE­GRO IS NOT UN­USUAL.”

Wis­sanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter, gov­ern­ment le­gal ea­gle, on de­mands to dis­solve Pheu Thai be­cause mem­bers fly to meet Lord Volde­mort na Dubai, its al­leged leader.

“WE NO LONGER HEAD BACK TO THE BASES WHEN NIGHT FALLS.”

Lt Gen Porn­sak Poon­sawat, com­man­der, 4th Army Re­gion, on his new proac­tive an­titer­ror­ism strat­egy in the deep South.

“THE MAFIA HAS GONE.”

Watch­man, deputy prime min­is­ter, on why mafia gangs couldn’t pos­si­bly have been be­hind the fa­tal Sun­day night gang shoot­ing in Pratu­nam.

“THERE ARE CON­CERNS ABOUT THE CHI­NESE ECON­OMY.”

Scott Brown, chief econ­o­mist, Ray­mond James, on why Asian stock mar­kets were drop­ping last week.

“THE FEES ARE TOO HIGH. WHAT IF YOU HAVE SEV­ERAL PETS?”

Typ­i­cal com­ment on Face­book amid a firestorm of pub­lic re­ac­tion that forced the gov­ern­ment to with­draw a “pet wel­fare” law.

“THE BILL WILL NOT BE DROPPED.”

Bud­dhipongse Pun­nakanta, deputy sec­re­tary-gen­eral, PM’s Of­fice, prom­ises the pet-wel­fare law will be dis­cussed and re-in­tro­duced.

“A RAY OF LIGHT IN THE DARK.”

Tsai Ing-wen, pres­i­dent, Repub­lic of China, com­pares Tai­wan with the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic.

“I LOVE HIM AS A FA­THER AND A LEADER.” An­war Ibrahim, Malaysian politi­cian, on Prime Min­is­ter Ma­hathir Mo­hamad. “I LOVE THIS GUY, RIGHT HERE.”

Kanye West, singer, hug­ging Don­ald Trump.

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