Originally Posted by domainguru
Just a quick follow-up. Something the deputy prime-minister of Thailand said yesterday in parliament ...
"It would be "inappropriate" to allow outside involvement in the poll, which is due in June or July and comes after deadly street protests last year, said Suthep Thaugsuban.
"I don't respect 'farangs'
. We do not have to surrender to them," he said, using the Thai word for "Westerners".
Unfortunately, this kind of xenophobic attitude is quite common amongst Thais, and would help explain why they don't want to sell 'their' domains to westerners. Sad but true.
But hey, if they are happy to buy, I guess nobody here really gives a flying ****
Hopefully the foreign press will pick this up and Suthep will get his come upance.
Billions of $'s in foreign investment in Thailand from those farangs and thousands of them who have chosen Thailand as their home and their holiday destination and where they spend their money which is never refused.
That man is a liability to Abhisits government.