Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Reference: Samak must ensure good governance, Bangkok Post, February 5, 2008

No Prime Minister can ensure good governance. Good governance is an ideal and we can move toward that ideal only by virtue of the right kind of institutions and by the vigilance and activism of civil society and a free and vigorous press. It is up to the citizens to hold their government's feet to the fire and to hold them accountable. Democratic freedoms must be earned the hard way every day. Governments cannot give them to us any more than foxes can guard hens.

Cha-am Jamal

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