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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: Government and Politics - Former British ambassador to Thailand, Derek Tonkin, has expressed his support for the September 19 coup, suggesting that ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to blame for creating conditions that led to his removal, The Nation reports.
In a letter to London-based The Times newspaper, published on Monday, Tonkin said Thaksin's "wealth has become so immense and has been used so shamelessly to undermine political opponents and critics that his position had become virtually unassailable through the ballot box".
His letter was in response to The Times' leading article on September 20 …