Post-Songkran Thoughts about PDRC and Democracy

Suthep Thaugsuban’s hatred for the Shinawatra knows no limit. The PDRC chief has sent a barrage of hate speech, defamatory and sexist remarks on to Ms. Yingluck and her brother Mr. Thaksin, while Suthep’s allies take potshots at the children of the Shinawatra. Jeers are met with cheering, whistle blowing and cat-calls. The cheering are […]

Inviting Abhisit to resign from Thai politics

Former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday said the ongoing political conflict has reached a stalemate and it can only be eased if caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra makes a retreat. I for one don’t believe that to be true. It is easier for Mr. Abhisit to say that because he is one of the problems […]

Disgraced Democrat Party Leader Abhisit faces Mass Murder Charges

Former Prime Minister and disgraced Democrat Leader Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived at the Criminal Court to face charges in connection with the 2010 street protest crackdown. The charges brought forth accused Abhisit of conspiring to murder the protesters and civilians by ordering the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation to disperse the 2010 red-shirt protests, which […]

Willingness to move on

Only if we adhere to the principle of forgiveness and reconciliation can the country move forward. Amicable talks can lead to a way out of the impasse. In the spirit of national peace and humanity, Yingluck has called on all sides for compassion. She said this after meeting families of the fallen in the crackdown […]

People’s Power Alliance demand resignation of NHRC chair

Red Shirt group rallied at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and called on members, specially Amara Pongsapich (Chairperson), to resign en masse for its “distorted” conclusion on the 2010 political protest. Pongpisit Kongsena, leader of the People’s Power Alliance, spoke through a loudspeaker, charging the NHRC members with tarnishing the commission’s […]

Amara Pongsapich with her preconceived opinion

In 2010, with the army crackdown and street protests in motion, Ms. Amara Pongsapich the Chairwoman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), presented flowers to the then-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Ms. Amara’s lack of neutrality has caused outrage among civil society, human rights defenders and the families of the victims who were killed by army […]

Is Abhisit’s in love with “Civil War”?

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva warned of a bid to use a legal avenue to clear all obstacles for the return of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, saying the move could lead to “civil war”. Abhisit should know about war. Under his regime, he personally saw to the worsening of relations between Cambodia and Thailand […]

Troubled Times for Abhisit Vejjajiva

In early May, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) filed two more charges related to the vicious army crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators which resulted in almost 100 people dead. The charges are against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban. Abhisit and Suthep, then director of the Centre for the Resolution […]

Anti-RedShirt Foreigners Do Not Know About Democracy

The Pheu Thai Party has repeated its call for Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to take responsibility for the violent end to the red-shirt protests in 2010. The third anniversary of the May 19 crackdown is an emotional time for those who lost a loved one and the people who were injured by sniper bullets. Anti-RedShirt […]

Rejecting Anti-Democratic Regime

Components of an anti-democratic regime is not only visible but thriving in Thailand. There are still many pockets of neo-fascism and Thais wanting a feudal-style political arena. These factions are primarily holed in Bangkok and scattering influences outside of Thailand. Their anti-democracy beliefs are championed by their leaders, many who are very influential corporate captains […]

Army-Sponsored 2007 Constitution of Thailand

Let us have a brief look at the Constitution. 1. In 2006, the army removed the then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected position. The electoral process, that is based on a democratic system, was ignored by the army, the Democrat Party and the neo-fascists groups. 2. The initial drafting of the Constitution took […]

Thai Politics: Breaking New Ground on History Manipulation

The Democrat Party issued a statement on May 7, 2013 in response to Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech about human rights and democracy when she was invited by the President of Mongolia at the 7th Ministerial Conference of Communities of Democracies. It seems that the Democrat Party felt offended that Yingluck’s speech reflected the reality of Thailand, […]

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Northern Thais to Remember the Dead of 2010 Crackdown

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship chair Tida Tawornseth is expected to lead the red shirts in performing a religious service and holding events to remember those killed during the violent crackdown that forcibly removed the UDD protesters from the protest site they had occupied for two months. Pol Sen Sgt Maj Pichit said the group […]

Democrats to issue more Lies

The Democrat Party continues to puzzle the Thai people with its political scandals, outbursts and antics. Apparently the Democrat Party wants to write to all the foreign ambassadors in Thailand to denounce Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech about democracy when she was attending the 7th Ministerial Conference on the Community of Democracies. Mr. Chawawanont (Democrat spokesman) […]

Democrats and Neo-Fascists Condemn Yingluck’s Speech about Democracy and Human Rights

Democrats, people with ultra devotion to neo-fascism, Yellow Shirts and some reporters with extremist views are attacking Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her speech about democracy. Yingluck speech made in reference to democracy and human rights is available HERE. The haters on Facebook and Twitter have called Yingluck a “whore” and placed her in the […]

Thai Criminal Court concludes Friendly Fire during 2010 Crackdown

Thailand’s Criminal Court inquest concluded that friendly fire killed an Army private during the 2010 crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators in front of the National Memorial. The criminal court said that Private Narongrit Sala from the Second Battalion of the Ninth Infantry Division was killed by a high-velocity bullet fired from one of the troops. […]

Abhisit Vejjajiva: Falsehood of Democracy

“She (Yingluck Shinawatra) should clearly distinguish her roles as a sister and the prime minister. She may feel sorry for her brother being overthrown from power, but that’s a personal matter. It is also not right to defend her brother, who is a fugitive wanted by the Thai authorities,” said Democrat Party chief Abhisit. Former Prime […]