Ultimate objectives of PAD

       a. PAD wants to get rid of corruptions. Thaksin, the billionaire civilian dictator, has left Thailand with extensive high level of corruptions and proxy politicians. Having cheated the country while in power, Thaksin hid his corrupt billion of dollars worth of assets overseas. When ousted, Thaksin is subjected to numerous convictions but cowardly fled jail overseas and pull strings on politicians to sabotage his homeland.

       b. PAD protects the Monarchy. Thaksin wants to launder himself through amending the laws with his proxy politicians, while trying to abolish the Monoarchy and make himself a President, that is to cause turmoils and change Thailand from being a "Kingdom" to a "Republic" in stead.

       c. As a permanent cure for Thailand, PAD wants to get real democracy for Thailand. At present it is a fake democracy with bad on-sale politicians.

       d. To achieve all above a, b, c we have to get rid of Thaksin and his proxy politicians and punish them according to the laws.

    PAD 2008

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    ASTV-Manager, People's Champion Television and News Media

    ( Last edit 2009-06-13 )

    ASTV-Manager Online won 2 awards in Truehits Web Award 2008.
    An exerpt from ASTV-Manager Online May 18 2009

    ASTV-Manager Online won 2 awards in Truehits Web Award 2008. It has won "The Best Website For News And Media" for six consecutive years in a row (2003-2008). It also won the fourth rank of the highest visit Thai webpages.

    ASTVTruehits.net which is the network of the Official Information Technology held an award presentation ceremony for the member websites following the record of the year 2008. The lady Dr.Kalaya Soponpanich, the Minister of Science and Technology was presiding the ceremony and presented the award to the winners.

    ASTVMr.Warit Limthongkul said that the next step is to integrate all creative innovations in the ASTV-Manager group after infrastructures, particularly the social networks, have been laid down since last year. The integration would include television, radio, newspaper, short news via sms, multimedia and the social network. Our stance is solid as the news producer of quality, speed and reliability to benefit consumers most. A billion pageviews are expected in 2009 as compared to 920 pageviews in 2008.

    Mr.Nirand Yaowapa, ASTV-Manager webmaster said that the goals of ASTV-Manager Online partly remained the same, i.e., a swift news presentation, wide varieties, and educating the audiences, particularly during the fierce political struggles. Another part is to increase the contents in respond to new groups of audiences such as the new generation, working people, housewives, by development of various news sections as well as the promotion of social network with weblog.

    The statistic of the visitors of ASTV-Manager Online is 2.5 million pageviews per day which is equivalent to UIP of 200,000 per day. The highest of the year was 7.99 million pageviews per day or 367 thousand UIP per day. The trend is upward. 2009 is expected to be a steady rise from 650 thousand to 800 thousand per day. The "unique session" is calculated with the length of time a user spends on a particular website in which 20 minutes is equivalent to 1 unique session.

    The latest record in April 2009 showed the source of visitors to be domestic at 73.76% and international at 26.24% in which USA came first followed by Australia, Germany, UK, China and Japan. The highest pageview in April 2009 was about 6 million pageviews and the highest IP was 366 thousands.

    The highest visitors to the news and media websites as measured by the number of Unique IP (UIP) in April 2009 was

    1. manager.co.th 277 thousand UIP
    2. thairath.co.th 132 thousand UIP
    3. matichon.co.th 75.2 thousand UIP
    4. ryt9.com 60.6 thousand UIP
    5. mcot.net 56.3 thousand UIP
    6. dailynews.co.th 56.2 thousand UIP
    7. komchadluek.net 51.9 thousand UIP
    8. bangkokpost.com 45.6 thousand UIP
    9. nationchannel.com 41.4 thousand UIP
    10. maxnettv.tv 31.4 thousand UIP

    The latest number of internet users in Thailand as of April 2009 was 19.6 million. Entertainment and games were the most popular webs, accounting for 50%.

    2008 Golden Fourth Estate Awarded to ASTV
    An exerpt from ASTV-Manager Online June 5, 2009

    On June 5, 2009, Rangsit University, presided by Dr.Arthit Urairat, held an orientation for the new students at the entertaiment building. The university also presented honourable awards, "the Golden Fourth Estate", to mass media who help building good governance society with their works which are beneficial to the public. The awards are supposed to boost morales and encourage mass media professions to produce quality works for the public and to improve the cooperation between education institutes and mass media professionals.


    The list of the awarded media for "the 2008 Golden Fourth Estate" includes

    Television group
    • MCOT channel 9
    • ASTV News1


    Television Programmes
    • News Programmes on TNN24
    • Kon Kon Kon (People In Search Of People) by TV Burapa
    • Koon Pra Chuay (Oh My Lord) by Work Point Entertainment
    • Toong Saeng Tawan by Pa Yai Creation
    • Mod Kan Fai (Red Ants) by Pa Yai Creation
    • Sapa Tha Pra Arthit (The Sun Ferry Council) by ASTV on News1
    • News Hour by ASTV on News1


    Dr.Arthit Urairat, the Rector of Rangsit University, (the former Acting Speaker of the Parliament who once was a historic "Democratic Hero" because of his brave unexpectable decision to steer the country out of military regime supporters by nominating Mr.Anand Panyarachun to come back to PM seat after a military dictator regime.) Arthitsaid," Mass media does not only limit to the people of media professions but also include people who do not work in radio or television, but ones also educate and direct people. These are all mass media. The second role of mass media is to reflect the truth and check the functioning of all parties by advising, crticizing and warning all sorts. Therefore, under the care of the Communication Arts Faculty, the students are to have insight into their importance, what to study, what to be good at, and how much capability. Only then, communication arts would be one of the social pillar for the future generation of the mass media."

    Anusorn Srikaew, the Dean of the Communication Arts Faculty, Rangsit University, said,"The principles in selecting the winners were wide varieties of opinions and preference by the selection committee. Therefore, several programmes were selected based on reasoning.


    ASTV News1 is unique in crucial domestic political news analysis, whereas other television stations are not as brave, in news presentation and direct critiques on the government and the society. Such courage should belong to media professions. However, other media still have some claims which preclude a straight forward presentation of facts, particularly, the in depth analysis of the government.

    Jitanart Limthongkul, the chief executive officer of ASTV, in reply to the award for the best TV station said, "It is a great honour for a small television station like ASTV. Having struggled with lost of blood and flesh of the people to run a news TV station, I feel good that some people appreciate our work, particularly an education institute. From now on, we would develop and increase varieties on politics and social issues. They may be mobile programmes. Additionally, we would make ASTV a center for agriculture producers such as farmers, just like a public relation for people's sector.

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