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PAD, free ASTV campaign, PTT, and conflicts within the anti-Thaksin movement

PAD, free ASTV campaign, PTT, and conflicts within the anti-Thaksin movement

By Mon, Jun 23, 2014 9:29AM UTC Comments Off PAD, free ASTV campaign, PTT, and conflicts within the anti-Thaksin movement

1. PAD former spokesman Parnthep Pourpongpan posted on his Facebook the below image on June 13: BP: You can see Sondhi L doing his see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil impression while wearing “Free ASTV” t-shirts (which are on sale for 300 Baht a pop). This refers to the fact that the...

PAD have a new hero and his name is… Suthep

By Sat, Nov 30, 2013 6:45PM UTC 1 Comment PAD have a new hero and his name is… Suthep

This week’s ASTV Manager Weekly cover: BP: So you have the photo of Suthep with the words “บัวพ้นน้ำ” (means a lotus which is now smart) whereas Chuan and Abhisit are on tortoises indicating that they are slow to see the light and to become smart to the PAD way of thinking… The background is that...

Thailand’s amnesty fallout: Hubris, hatred and hidden agendas

By Mon, Nov 11, 2013 7:45PM UTC 9 Comments Thailand’s amnesty fallout: Hubris, hatred and hidden agendas

By Kaewmala Here we are, barely two years after a general election Thailand’s elected government is once again looking unstable. Just a week into noisy street protests led by the opposition party, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the calls to remove the controversial amnesty bill have turned into shrill demands to remove the government itself....

Ex-yellow shirt leader Sondhi found guilty of insulting Thai monarchy

By Wed, Oct 02, 2013 9:30AM UTC Comments Off Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

Thai court sentences former leader of the ultra-royalist and reactionary yellow shirts movement Sondhi Limthongkul to two years in jail for lèse majesté, but for entirely the wrong reasons. Things went from bad to worse for Sondhi Limthongkul, the media mogul turned leader of the so-called ‘People’s Alliance for Democracy’ (PAD) aka the yellow shirts, on Tuesday:...

Is this the end for Thailand’s ultra-nationalist yellow shirts?

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

As leaders of the ultra-nationalist People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) announce they have quit their roles in the movement, is this the end for Thailand’s yellow shirts? It was a Friday and the end of a rather tumultuous political week with long parliament debates on constitutional amendments almost coming to a grinding halt because of...

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