A few hours before Thaksin Shinawatra announced on Tuesday evening that he wouldn't accept the premiership when (if?) the new House was called to pick a new leader, I wrote this commentary based on his television appearance the evening before:
A war of words has engulfed Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir since she controversially declared that Malaysia's Muslim women are second-class citizens, held back by discriminatory family laws that do not apply to non-Muslims.
Go ask Chidchai, Thaksin tells reporters
Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday handed over the duties of caretaker prime minister to Deputy PM Chidchai Vanasatidya, saying he was tired and wanted to "take a rest".