Daily Archives: September 9, 2008

Prayer for Burma

The Bangkok Post says:

Thailand will try to convince Burma to allow the United Nations to play a role in its general elections scheduled for 2010, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said yesterday.

Mr Samak, speaking at the Foreign Ministry yesterday, said the UN’s experience in organising elections in Cambodia and East Timor could help Thailand’s neighbour return to democracy.

Maybe Thailand’s unpopular (though elected) prime-minister can use his friendship with the generals to achieve something useful?

PS, I have just read in the paper that Thai PM Samak Sundaravej is being removed from office (for working in another job, on a cooking show!) so first we should pray for the Thai political instability, as that will impact greatly on Burmese people in Thailand and through however it is resolved on the future of Burma. (See The Times Online for more details.)