The new Senate Speaker is Mr. Surachai Liangboonlertchai, who won 96 votes while Pol Gen Jongrak Jutanont, the other candidate, got 51, with one absention. Mr. Surachai, an appointed senator, was a deputy speaker and acting speaker of the upper house. He is backed by the Group of 40 appointed senators, the anti-government People’s Democratic […]
Democrat Party Spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut pleaded with all political party members and those in the coalition government to take one step back and not be so eager to host another general election in the near future. He further stated that the solution to the country’s problems is not in the hands of the Democrats, but […]
Left: Then he was not our hero. Right: Now he is our hero.
The number of deaths and injuries from political violence all over the country from Nov 30 last year to Feb 28 has been put at 23 killed and 768 hurt, according the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan centre. PDRC chief, Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, had better remember that if it wasn’t because of his political ambition to […]
Election Commission chief Supachai Somcharoen today announced that they would not proceed with the royally-endorsed election of February 2, 2013. Supachai said he was concerned for the safety and security of his commission officials. But the question is whether he has the authority to neglect his duties and deviate from an election which has the […]
Democracy is defined as “Government by the people, exercised directly or through elected representatives.” and “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” In the most laid back definition, democracy is about “majority rule” […]
Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable means of resolving political differences. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement after anti-democracy mob occupied the buildings belonging to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Violence against journalists is an attack on accountability. That was what happened today. A German freelance journalist was attacked by the Democrat-led mob in Bangkok. Recommended Read: CNN iReport news. Democrat MP, Chumpon Junsai (Suthep’s close aide), announced on stage that Nick Nostitz is “Reds journalist” & urged crowd to kick him out — Sunai […]
The cat is out of the bag, so to speak. Suthep, an ex-MP for the Democrat Party today demanded for absolute monarchy in Thailand. This is a complete contradiction to the objectives of the Democrat Party and what the Opposition Leader, Abhisit, has been saying all this while. Does it come as a complete shock? […]
Terrifying footage of a man attacked by an anti-government mob for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The mob is led by influential leaders of the Opposition Party and neo-fascist groups.
Even though the Government exercised the Internal Security Act (ISA) in the wake of the People’s Army rally, the protesters were not prevented from exercising their democratic right to assemble in peace. The poor turnout (picture) is evidence that majority did not support the People’s Army and the anti-democracy movement‘s call for a coup. There […]
According to eye witnesses and news report, many of the white-masked protesters assaulted policemen who were assigned to protect the peace. Pepper spray was indiscriminately used against the authorities which also affected pedestrians and unprepared members of the movement. The white-masked protesters are anti-Government, have rejected the 2011 electoral results, displayed violence and have been […]
A member of the Democrat Party offering support to the small demonstrators called the “white mask” or infamously known as “Thai Guy Fawkes” – the movement, which includes fascist groups like Pitak Siam, Communists and PAD, has been calling for the abolishment of democratic systems.
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 […]