Re: "The story of a lese majeste prisoner" (BP, July 21, 2013). Voranai Vanijaka's revelation of the hard truth of how red shirts and red-shirt lese majeste convicts suffered physical abuse in prison only shows how dirty Thai politics is.
There are only two groups of political actors in Thailand - the manipulators and the manipulated. While the manipulators earned their political rewards for what they did, the manipulated were maltreated while serving their jail terms.
And famously amid all this, a top contender arises using her big brother's manipulative scheming. All she has to do is look as immaculately clean, and smile as sweetly as possible. That's all.