Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is truly concerned over Thailand’s political deadlocks. According to ASEAN official messages sent to the Government yesterday, the Heads of State and Governments of ASEAN Member States have been closely following the current development in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The ASEAN member countries wish to reiterate that political stability in the kingdom is essential to achieving a peaceful, stable and prosperous ASEAN community, the message read. Thus, the Governments of ASEAN nations are calling on all parties concerned to resolve the current situation through dialogue and consultations in a peaceful and democratic manner.
But on Saturday, the anti-democracy movement which is lead by Suthep Thuagsuban, took another turn for the worse. One of Suthep’s henchmen, Nititorn Lamlua declared that he will bring a mob to the US embassy in Bangkok and “take over” the building. Nititorn is a lawyer who believes in abolishing democracy and replacing it with fascism.
In 2012, the Yellow Shirts and the Democrats protested in front of the US Embassy. They placed pictures of the US Ambassador and ex-PM Thaksin on the street and displayed violent behavior.