18 Apr '11, 3am

Social media and politics

Bangkok (ANN) - Everyone was expecting opposition and ruling parties leaders to trade barbs during the debates on vote of no-confidence in Thailand. The same happened when the parliament’s floor was opened on March 15 for the final battle to oust the prime minister. But this time the dirty linens were washed not only in parliament but on social media site, Twitter, as well. The opposition leaders were quick to throw volley of criticisms on the micro-blogging site after Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thailand’s public debt was 42.75 per cent of the GDP during the time when Thaksin Shinawatra was the PM, compared with 41.94 per cent under this government. They said: The PM had compared the highest monthly public debt from the Thaksin government with the lowest monthly public debt of his government. It was distortion of truth, they claimed. Even former premier Thaksin, who ha...

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