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Economist wises up

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Re: ''Oddball news of 2012'' (BP, Dec 28). 

Of all the bizarre stories this year, none beat that of House Speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont's trip to England in September, together with a group of people close to the Pheu Thai Party and the red shirts.

Mr Somsak's appearance at the headquarters of the world-renowned magazine The Economist may have somehow convinced the title that it made a mistake in pitching Thaksin Shinawatra as Thailand's democracy fighter.

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