The controversial audio tape of what appears to be Deputy Defence Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa and Thaksin Shinawatra engaging in a supposedly naughty conversation may be grabbing all the attention right now, but let’s not forget yesterday’s news, the rice pledging scheme, just because there’s a fresh, sexy headline.
Whistle-blower Supa Piyajitti, deputy permanent finance secretary. Warned of the risk of corruption at every stage of the rice pledging scheme. (Bangkok Post file photo)
It’s sad, comically tragic and laughably ridiculous in fact, the way the rice pledging scheme has been viewed by the public. It exposes the weak-mindedness of society, how tribal loyalty and colour-coded prejudices cloud good-old common sense and democratic decency.