Sep 10, 2008

" Tasting and Complaining " costs Thai PM his office

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Thai Prime Minister was forced to resign from the office after a ruling by the court held that he violated a conflict-of-interest law by hosting cookery shows on Television. Thailand's internal politics is again in fresh turmoil due to the latest developments throwing the financial markets in doubt.

According the news reports, the former PM Samak Sundaravej hosted the popular TV show on cooking
" Tasting and Complaining " for seven years before becoming Prime Minister. He is a self proclaimed food enthusiast.

Thailand's politics is on the boil since past a few years when Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted from the office in September 2006 by the Army Junta in a coup over the charges of corruption and abuse of power.

Further Reading :

1. Full Story
2. Politics of Thailand
3. The Economist Report on Thailand


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