As the ruling Barisan National considers calling a new general election, it is fearful of another electoral bloody nose, or even a People Power revolution.
Even if his sister wins Sunday's election, it is unlikely Thaksin Shinawatra wiil be jumping on the next plane out of Dubai.
The US figured they had the watches, but the Afghans have always had the time. Now, with a US troop pull-out becoming a reality, will the region descend into chaos once more?
The country already has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Following the latest disasters, the government is worried there will be more suicides.
A recent survey by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China had some discouraging numbers about reporting conditions in the country.
Perhaps the US and Pakistan need a frank discussion on who controls what. In the murky world of espionage and power though that is unlikely.
Trying to capture the al-Qaeda leader was like chasing a shadow as he faded into the vast Afghan landscape to evade detection.
In Abbottabad the atmosphere is one akin to a town in shock while in Islamabad, the neatly planned political capital, the atmosphere is one of political turmoil.
For one moment it was a tourist attraction children were delightedly ready to show you round. Now it has been sealed off by the Pakistani army.
As a garrison town, everything in Abbotabad is very neat and prim, as I drive its streets, I can scarcely believe that this is where bin Laden met his fate.
The house where Osama Bin Laden was killed is a tourist attraction in the making.