Adultery as a conclusive factor to force a soft-spoken prime minister to resign? Well, we had a cooking show forcing a prime minister to resign. Why not a kinky blockbuster about adultery. But not so fast with this not-so-steamy Bangkokian “Sex, Lies & Videotape”. With adultery, by the way, being anyway a gentleman’s crime in Thailand.
BANGKOK POST: Off the casting couch:
The top video in Thailand is a grainy 30-minute short starring … well, that is the question. The leading man in the video is neither a popular actor nor a famous singer. He is a slightly built older man driving around young women.”
NobitaSomchai VDO clip # 3
BangkokDan: The question remains. Are adulterers unfit to be PM?
THE NATION : When Thai politics take a kinky turn
Move over “Bangkok Dangerous,” there’s another film waiting to take Bangkok by storm. Though this one has yet to be given a title, it has all the ingredients of “Sex, Lies and Videotape” – a kinky blockbuster about a sexually repressed woman’s husband who has been having an affair with her sister.”
“While the story line of this unnamed film may differ hugely from the 1989 Hollywood hit, the anti-government People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) has wasted no time in airing the not-so-steamy preview of the film starring, well, we don’t know who for sure yet.”
“Some of possible titles that Bangkokian has heard about though were “Serial Shagger,” “Spermanator” or “The Premier Who Shagged Me.””
“In fact, two leading dailies even brought up the issue on the front page in their Thursday editions. Respected daily Matichon said the man in the video looked like somebody we all know, while the anti-government mouthpiece, Manager, said the man in the clip seen taking different women to short-time love shacks looked very much like Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat.”
“However, nobody said a single thing about the guy from the popular TV show “Parliament of Jokers” or “Sapha Joke,” which satirises parliamentary debate.”
“Of course, the identity of the man in question is debatable. For all we know, it could have been somebody who looks like our soft-spoken premier.”
“For the time being, though, there is nothing to suggest that any more evidence will be put forward.”
“Even if Somchai or any other senior politician gets caught on camera with his pants down, Bangkokian probably won’t see the kind of investigation that was launched by Kenneth Starr during the Clinton-Lewinski scandal, much less any confessions and/or public apologies.”
“Besides, one might ask, what’s the point in spending millions to confirm something we already know? Just for the record, perhaps?”
Reference: absolutely Bangkok.com
Chamlong challenges PM to sue over controversial video clip – Chamlong Srimuang, a leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, challenged Tuesday Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat to file defamation suits against those whom the PM accused of editing a video clip to cause him damage.
“This is a serious issue because he is accused of using office time to hook up with a woman. For this type of allegation, leaders of other countries would have resigned, if they had been accused,” Chamlong said.