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:...
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...
By Saksith Saiyasombut The ultra-nationalist “People’s Alliance for Democracy” (PAD), also commonly known as the yellow shirts, have assembled for the first time since Yingluck Shinawatra became prime minister. Yingluck is the sister of their arch-nemesis and former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra. With the change of government came also the concerns of a return of widespread...
By Prach Panchakunathorn The Nation reports: The People’s Alliance for Democracy on Friday organised a public talk to mark the Chinese New Year and its four leaders vowed to resume the struggle against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. PAD leader Sondhi Limthongkul, speaking via a telephone call from China, said the military should stage a...
Publisher closes his TV station, at least for now, reports Asia Sentinel Thai publisher Sondhi Limthongkul, who led the People’s Alliance for Democracy – the so-called Yellow Shirts – in years of virulent and sometimes violent attempts to deny ousted Premier Thaksin Shinawatra a role in Thailand’s government, appears to be in serious financial trouble....
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