The Thaksin Shinawatra political machine is winning big; the Democrat Party is losing large. For the sake of good governance and Thailand's future, the Democrats need to shape up.
The Peace Forum last Monday was mere window-dressing. But with the presence of the three foreign dignitaries, the Thaksin political machine scored another public relations victory in painting the image for the world that the Pheu Thai government is legitimate, reconciliatory and forward thinking.
Meanwhile, the Democrats appeared combative and unconstructive in choosing parliament scuffles, street protests and boycotts instead of joining hands _ even if just to fake it.
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