Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Reference: Matichon columnist Hakthongkwang, Bangkok Post, April 23, 2008
The press has a right to attack Mr Samak and Mr Samak has the right to defend himself in public. This kind of open and vigorous debate is healthy and productive and characteristic of democratic societies. Mr Samak does not hide behind his lawyers and file criminal defamation lawsuits and he does not abuse his power to muzzle dissenting views as others before him had done. The press should welcome the free and open dialogue with the Prime Minister and participate freely in it. What is Matichon whining about?