“Facts checking” with Suthep
earlier there was a discussion about “Facts checking” on Nation and we blogged about it already.
now there is new article on Nation which I feel is relevant to this matter.
Deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban gives interview to Nation, among other things (especially about Blue shirts) he said the following :
Q: There is a proposal that the government should negotiate with Thaksin Shinawatra, who is viewed as the root cause of the political conflict.
Suthep : Don’t you remember that shortly after the government was formed, I asked him for a talk and he rejected it? Today I am not in a position to talk with him. He has already committed a lot of offences. His demands are that he be exempted from jail and his confiscated money be returned. I can’t talk to him now.
Q: Did Thaksin really say those were his demands?
Suthep : He did not say it clearly but it’s clear enough.
well, yeah – there is no need for things to be said when they are “clear enough” ! it is explains why “facts checking” is quite a difficult task in Thailand. 🙂
that’s why I guess “facts checking” is mostly absent in the news of Thai Media, or in gov. statements – because the main principle applied is :
“it’s clear enough”
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