20 May 2010

Follow the Money

This strays a bit from my usual range of economics issues. But it certainly is about following the money.

Thailand's fugitive former PM Thaksin recently hired a Canadian lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, who flew over to Bangkok last week to visit the red-shirt leaders. CNN obliged by giving him an incredibly soft interview and international sound bite on his client's behalf. Much better was an interview he did with an Al-Jazeera reporter from Kuala Lumpur. She asked some good questions and he sidestepped almost all of them.

Amsterdam seems to have quite an international reputation. He has been written up in recent articles in a Bucharest magazine and Belgrade newspaper of all places.

Canada's Globe and Mail also did an interview with him last week. See the article and some interesting comments.

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