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Popular and populist: drawing the distinction

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His Majesty the King's grand audience with his subjects on his 85th birthday yesterday revealed once again the strong and enduring love the Thai people have for the monarch who has dedicated his life to improving the well-being of everybody in the Kingdom. 

The event also sparked in me an idea for a new populist campaign that I would like to propose to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brains trust. Believe me, it will guarantee the ruling Pheu Thai Party the largest landslide in history in the next election.

I'm not sure if the prime minister will get to read this piece. But I'll address her in the second person just in case she does. Of course, everyone else is welcome to read it too: the plan is no secret.

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