"Right now Mercury ... is in a corner perfectly aligned with my star. Mercury is no good, so if it's not good, I am going to request not to speak," Thaksin told reporters Sunday.
Mercury moves slowly and will not steer clear of his star until next year, he said.
Thaksin has shown hostility toward the media since taking office in 2001, and critics accuse him of trying to restrict press freedoms by manipulating coverage, canceling TV and radio shows, and using media takeovers by his political and business allies.
Imagine what would happen if this is the case with the Indian Prime-Minister or the President of the United States - how the media and public would react to that !