Conflicts of interest are eroding trust
A real thing needs no footnote, they say. Likewise, an honest act shouldn't require a herald.
That Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has to repeatedly inform people he is not canvassing for votes every time he travels the country is therefore telling. If the PM is so sure of his honest intentions, why bother to go on and on with the pretext?
PM Gen Prayut has not formally thrown his name into the hat yet, but it is almost a foregone conclusion that he will run as an outsider candidate for the premiership in the next election.
Columnist for the Bangkok Post
Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.