Thailand crisis: Executive wants to ‘borrow’ Malaysia’s Dr Mahathir to resolve crisisBy ANI
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR - Thai insurance executive Ratana Orn-Arun wants to “borrow” former Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohammad to help Thailand turn around.
Frustrated with the political situation in her country, especially with the street protests, The Star quoted Orn-Arun, as saying: “Can we borrow Dr Mahathir? Maybe for five to 10 years? He is very good. He can restructure the country and make Thailand more developed.”
Ratana is no stranger to Malaysia, having to travel twice a year as the parent company is in Kuala Lumpur.
She said she liked Malaysia’s methods of handling illegal assemblies, where protesters would be dispersed by the police quickly before the crowd got too big.
Ratana is critical of both Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his predecessor Thaksin Shinatwatra.
“Thaksin must win and doesn’t care how he does it while Abhisit wants to be nice to everybody. You cannot be like this in politics.” (ANI)