Cambodian PM Hun Sen says Thaksin Shinawatr should get the kind of world attention that Aung San Suu Kyi gets.
That statement has inevitably become immediately controversial, for obvious reasons and the “uncomparable comparison” has drawn reactions from various quarters.
The most striking perhaps has come from former diplomat Surapong Jayanam who was once Thai ambassador to Burma.
Surapong usually doesn’t pull punches when it comes to making his political statements.
So, when Hun Sen said he considered Thaksin as respectable as Suu Kyi, Surapong retorted:
“The difference between the two is like heaven and hell.”
Do I have to ask who’s heaven and who’s hell?