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Three of Thaksin's Lawyers got Caught Bribing the Supreme Courts
WHY PAD ?
One might be wondering why are these hundreds of thousands Thai people gathering at this place and at this time under the summer heat and alternate days of soaking rain. Are PAD lunatics?
The answer is simply because the previous Thaksin and Samak's governments of Thailand used their power in fraudulent activities and put in place corrupt policies to abuse their own people and violate all forms of decency that no civilized individual with a conscience can ignore. The abuses range from human rights violations (over 3,000 innocent people were shot dead), suppression of media's freedom, police harassment, threats against it citizens, undue influence / conflict of interest violations, election fraud, insider trading, land grab for personal gain, tax evasion, tampering the constitution and wide spread corruption by government officials and more.
Details here is ONLY a brief of SOME of Thaksin's-Samak's-Somchai shameless conducts which have caused hundreds of thousands of middle class demonstrators join to form the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to demand Samak to step down and to once-and-for-all end the Thaksin's regime.
Hundreds of thousands of PAD' members in Thailand have been on the street days and nights for longer than five months struggling under the soaking showers or the burning heat of the sun in the extreme humidity, not to mention the constant harassment from the police and red gangsters, to no avail. The government did not budge and even worse intensified the violence and abuse on the protestors. Samak publicly threatened to use violence against the PAD protestors to dissolve the rally, ignoring the basic human rights to call for political righteousness.
Samak's cabinet was full of the messy and incompetent coalition politicians that included proxy relatives of under-Thaksin politicians who have been disqualified because of recent electoral frauds. There were four wives, one husband, one younger brother and even one father of more powerful figures present in Samak's cabinet, and a host of other ministers with no qualifications for their jobs.
On the contrary, Samak's and his PPP's only main objective has been to amend the constitutions to launder Thaksin's crimes and the collective penalties upon the party board's electoral frauds. However, they had to retreat because of PAD's strong protest called for public attention. On top of that, within the first three months of Samak's term, several of his cabinet members were found by PAD to be unqualified as stated by laws to be ministers and hence removed. On July 14 in a televised statement, Samak announced “My people were killed enough, and now I will send my people out to kill you." The arrogant message of Samak aroused even more people to join PAD.
Samak and his Foreign Minister, Noppadol Pattama, negotiated a secretive but extremely expensive deal with Cambodia on behalf of Thaksin to finalize the concessions of a casino complex and petroleum wells in the Cambodian territory. This deal caused an international dispute of Preah Vihear Temple and compromises the sovereignty of Thailand which dangerously and unnecessarily causes military tension along Thai-Cambodian border. Patriotism rose up to strengthen PAD protest, followed by the Constitutional Court's ruling that the negotiation was unlawful. Noppadol had to resign to reduce the pressure on the governement.
Personally, on September 26, 2008, Samak received a jail sentence with the charge of slander and libel and currently is appealing to the supreme court. Another section of supreme court is proceeding with hearing on charges of corruption and bribery regarding the fire trucks contract. In addition, he is being investigated on the bribery charge of 400 million yen (US $3,743,600) presumably paid to his office during his tenure as Bangkok Governor from a Japanese contractor. The constitution court returned a verdict of disqualification for PM on September 9, 2008 which finished off Samak's political life. More serious charges are on the way for his entire cabinet.
Thaksin while in exile after the coup, bought Manchester City football club in 2007 with 200 million USD fund from a hidden source. Thaksin, through Nopadol Pattama, his official lawyer, formally declared that the money was from his site in Europe which was never declared to the Board of Counter Corruption as required by laws.
Thaksin's through his unlimited hidden wealth, also secretly sponsored National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) No Po Ko in Thai or the red-dressed gangsters, either by violent demonstration, street rioting, press publications, web sites. UDD, former TRT members and the new proxy party of Thaksin (PPP People's Power Party) relentlessly accused the President of the Privy Council, General Prem Thinasulanond to be the mastermind of the coup, in order to indirectly accuse of the royal involvement and undermine the people's loyalty to the King.
In applying materialistic policy on the petroleum-gas-riched Islamic predominating areas in the south, Thaksin incited violence and unjust force against the Muslims in three southernmost provinces. Thus, Muslim people's uprising as guerilla fighters and terrorists to protest Thaksin's authoritarian power ensues. Over 3,000 innocents have been killed. An islamic lawyer, Somchai Neelapaijit who litigated against Thanksin and many powerful officials were mysteriously disappeared presumably murdered in Bangkok most likely by a secretive police-team ordered directly by Thaksin.
Thaksin was found trampled on the judiciary system when three of his lawyers were sentenced to jail in July 2008 by the Supreme Court for blatantly offering $60,000 cash bribe in a cake box. He also used his corrupted cash assets for bribery and consequently created conflict, turmoil and division in every level of government and its people.
Just three days after Potjaman's first sentencing to jail on tax frauds in August 2008, Thaksin and his family fled to UK, jumping the bails and accused Thai judiciary system of being unjust. However, because of these scandals, he was forced by Manchester city Football Club's fans to resign from the board of the MCFC and soon out of the ownership.
Now, after seven months term, although Samak's government was finished, a new monster proxy, Somchai Wongsawat, Thaksin's brother-in-law, becomes appointed by the same old master.(Reuters - - -AFP- - -AP). PM Somchai, on entering the House of Parliament for an obligatory debate of the cabinet policy, on October 7, 2008, ordered police to use lethal forces on PAD's rally to pave way into the degate which resulted in two deaths, four seriously lost limbs, three critically ill and more than four hundreds injured.
Thaksin's only extreme priority is to launder himself and his family from numerous corruption charges and to recover all his assets (2 billion USD) confiscated by Asset Scrutiny Committee (ASC).
What he could do, no matter wicked or cruel it sounds, directly or indirectly through his puppets are as follow:
This is partly an explaination to WHY we PAD bother to come out to peacefully fight for ourselves and we PAD have to insist to stay on in the beseiged government house to unify the good people and to back the judiciary system until the justice is served and the genuine democracy is ours.
On October21, 2008 the Supreme Court found Thaksin guilty in the Ratchadapisek Land Bidding and sentenced for two years jail term. Thaksin is therefore the first Prime Minister of Thailand who has been sentenced for jail because of corruption. It is the monumental landmark in Thai history that a powerful politician has been tried in the court and eventually found guilty.
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