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PAD have a new hero and his name is… Suthep

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...

Thailand: Reuniting of the anti-Thaksin coalition?

By Thu, Aug 22, 2013 4:10PM UTC Comments Off Thailand: Reuniting of the anti-Thaksin coalition?

The Democrats were strongly allied with the PAD in 2006 until Abhisit became PM in December 2008, but then gradually over time when the Democrats were in  government,they drifted apart and were openly fighting by the time of the 2011 election. As blogged just before the 2011 election: Tension between the PAD and the Democrats has...

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