Just like one of the five PAD leaders Sondhi L turned on former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Sondhi L and other PAD leaders have now turned on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Over the past year, they have directed more and more criticism at Abhisit and Democrats – see here and here – but in the last month this criticism has intensified.
ASTV Manager quotes another PAD leader Chamlong S as stating that “they (Democrats?) don’t know us well (ไม่รู้จักพวกเราซะแล้ว) and we are professionals at chasing out PMs (เราคือนักไล่นายกฯมืออาชีพ) and letting them know whose land this is (ให้มันรู้ไปว่าแผ่นดินนี้เป็นของใคร). We have chased out of office 3 PMs already, haven’t we? (เราไล่มา 3 คนแล้วใช่มั๊ย) So what is chasing out of office a 4th PM (ไล่คนที่ 4 อีกคนจะเป็นยังไง). On December 11, we will be back and we will have a prolonged rally. We won’t stop until we win (วันที่ 11 ธ.ค. มาสู้อย่างยืดเยื้อไม่ชนะไม่เลิก). Don’t worry about the Emergency Decree as losing land is a bigger issue than that (ไม่ต้องห่วงแม้จะมี พ.ร.ก.อะไรก็แล้วแต่ แต่การเสียดินแดนยิ่งใหญ่กว่า).”
BP: PAD have been protesting outside of parliament for the last couple of days against the amendments to the constitution, but the December 11 rally is a different issue. That rally will be to demonstrate against the current government’s refusal to revoke the 2000 Thai-Cambodian Memorandum of Understanding and the French map with a scale of 1:200,000 square kilometres (the latest faux outrage issue of the PAD) as they say it will lead to the country losing land.
The reason the Democrats won’t comply is that back in 2000 it was a Democrat, none other than senior Democrat Chuan L, who was PM at the time. To cancel it would be to repudiate their own record and anger Cambodia (this would then lead to Hun Sen likely retaliating and this would then enrage the PAD even more and you would be stuck in an endless cycle).