Quote of the Day : PAD Against Using the Monarchy as a Political ToolBy Bangkok Pundit Jul 20, 2008 12:05AM UTC
Bangkok Post has this interesting quote from PAD leader Suriyasai:
“The monarch is being exploited to serve as a political tool,” Mr Suriyasai said.
BP: Isn’t that like the pot calling the kettle black? The entire PAD campaign since 2006 has been about how Thaksin and his “regime” are not loyal to the monarchy.
Suriyasai is responding to PPP MPs pressing a lese majeste charges against fellow PAD leader and Democrat Somkiart in regards to this:
An address he made to anti-government protesters put him in hot water. He was alleged to have shown disrespect to Rajavinit school teachers by calling them Khmers. His Majesty the King gave the school its name.
BP: Yes, the lese majeste charge is ridiculous – although it does give you an insight in the nationalistic PAD line of thinking – but I am just amazed at the audacity of the PAD criticizing others for using the monarchy as a political tool.