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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 2009

    Defending Against Thaksin And His Red-Shirt Gang

    Red-shirt and Yellow-shirt, Analysis by A Professor in Political Science

    ( Last edit 2009-04-22 )

    Red and Yellow
    By Chai-Anant Samutwanich April 19, 2009
    Chai-Anant Samutwanich is a Political Science Professor, a Former-Member of the National Legislative Assembly

    I gave an interview that Thailand had no way out. No political reform would help. A big problem is that habbits (cultures) and behaviours of some Thais would rather necessitate social reform, education, behavioural training and disciplines. This is the principal basis which would affect political behaviours.

    During this Songkran fesitval, we have obviously seen behavioural training backgrounds. We saw the instigation by the core leaders who were: defectively brought up by broken families; sufferred hardships; anti-social; anti-successful people; possess unsecured employment; without a good role model and unhappy.

    All of those people came to gather for one man. The exprssion of hatred, violence, as seen when they surrounded and struck the Prime Minister's car, beat up an officer and the PM's secretariat, leads to only one conclusion that Thai society is very ill. We need to solve this problem before more violence takes place. Before we talk about political reform, we should talk about the reform of the way we bring up children. Though it will take a long time, we have to do it.

    The instigation of rage so much that the "hunting" of the country leader was announced, is alarming for Thai society. Nearly all of the core leaders have deep psychological problems. The crazed mobs were made up of furious people. A lot were out of their minds because of being so drunk.

    In comparison to the movements of PAD's "Yellow-shirts", a lot of difference can be listed as follows.

    Yellow
    1. Definite political objectives [Defend the country, Religions, the Monarchy, Anti-corruption, True (New) Democracy]
    Red
    1. No definite political objectives. [Just to serve Thaksins wish to amand the laws to white wash Thaksin and the cronies.]


    Yellow
    2. Attacks politicians' wrongdoing with tangible proofs and evidences [ex-PM Samak's accusations later proved illegal in the courts, ex-PM Somchai's indecency behaviours with girls, Thaksin's puppet People's Power party electoral frauds later proved guilty by ECC and Constitutional Court.]
    Red
    2. No solid evidence to attack PM Abhisit and his cabinet. Only unreasonable emotional and hatred arousal. [PM Abhisit's Democrat party won many seats over Thaksin's Pua-Thai party in the recent by-election particularly in some rural provinces where Democrat had never won. Just a month before the red-shirts' rally, PM Abhisit and his cabinet won the vote of confidence in the House of Parliament as well as the majority in all of the polls.]


    Yellow
    3. A lot of supporters [A lot of donators and volunteers of money, tools, time, food, drinks, labour. No alcohol or drugs were allowed into the rally site. PAD ralliers left the protest sites, properly cleaned and without vandalism or graffito.]
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    3. Fewer supporters [Most supporters were paid cash about 500 baht per head per day to join rallies. Drunkards, beer and whiskey parties were seen in the red-shirt rallies. Beer can Red-shirts left the protest sites full of garbage, uncleaned, rampaged (Pattaya) and at some site vandalized and graffiti painted eg. at the front of the President of Privy Council ]



    Yellow
    4. Wide variety of on-stage quality speakers [ eg. media, non-government organization runners, unionists, singers, stars, business people, doctors, ex-polices, politicians, lawyers, ex-patriates from overseas, priests etc. All of the speakers or singers and their relatives (Sondhi's son, Maleerat's son) stood up live against all risks of assasination eg. M-79 nightly bombardments.]
    Red
    4. Only a handful of the same group of stage speakers who lack of social acceptance. [ Mostly are Thaksin's puppet politicians, on-sale politicians. There were VDO-link transmissions of the fugitive cowardly Thaksin's speeches. Family members of Thaksin rarely-if-ever showed up on-stage. Thaksin's son never showed up.]


    Yellow
    5. Well-organized and well-behaved peaceful rallies including satellite rallies.
    Red
    5. Violent satellite rallies to cause turmoils [ eg. Pattaya, Victory Monument, hijacking and setting fire to buses and LPG gas trucks, trespassing of city hall in rural provinces ]

    LPG truck planted

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    violent red

    Hotel_Trespassed



    Yellow
    6. PAD was subjected to violent dispersal by the government force, lethal and military weapons.
    Red
    6. Use violent mobsters to attack government officers who fires only blank shots to scare and disperse the violent mobsters. There were waves of red-shirts attacks and shots at innocent communities.


    Yellow
    7. A lot of ralliers were killed or seriously injured. [ex-PM Samak's Police State ex-PM Somchai, the Murderer]
    Red
    7. No red-shirt death has been accountable, officially, internationally and by the persuing media reporters. [ Red used violent mobsters to attack PAD rallies (in 2008) as well as other innocent people (April 2009). A sporadic shooting by the red caused two innocent deaths. Official's Announcement]


    Yellow
    8. Rallied in front of the airport [ was followed by the Airport authority direct order to shut down the whole operation.]
    Red
    8. Rallied at Victory Monument (and other road junctions), directly caused traffic shutdown in Bangkok and severe disruption of at least four major hospitals. Red trespassed and rampaged into the private hotel holding ASEAN summit meeting, resulted in a cancel of the meeting.


    Yellow
    9. ASTV and ASTV Manager newspaper supported the rallies.
    Red
    9. D-TV was a broadcast channel.


    Yellow
    10. Defend the Monarchy, [ particularly with yellow as the theme colour. Hand clappers were used to express PAD's oneself.]
    Red
    10. Thaksin and Red's movement openly attacks Privy Councillors, the closest official advisory body to the Monarchy. [ Some on-stage leading members and supporters of the Red-shirts have been indicted with les Majesty eg. Giles Ungpakorn, Daranee Chanchoensilpakul (Da Torpedo). red feetRed is the colour of Communists. Foot clappers were used to express themselves. Some heart clappers, meaning affections to Thaksin, were more advocated but not as successful as feet ones. ]


    Yellow
    11. Rural provinces supporters are from town businesses.
    Red
    11. Rural provinces supporters are local politicians under Thaksin. Some owns local radio stations.


    Yellow
    12. Post rallies activities to reinforce political knowledges.

    Assembly

    Arena

    [On May 24-25, 2009 PAD held a national assembly of PAD members to vote against articles 190, 237, 309 constitution amendment and to vote for an establisment of a new political party]
    Red
    12. Post rallies activies are declared to be underground movements with violence threatening to force amnesty laws.


    Yellow
    [13. PAD Core leaders bravely stand proud against all kinds of charges, no matter civil, criminal or Thaksin's accusation. No one takes refuge of any kind. Somkiat Pongpaibul, despite of legitimate immunity as an MP, denies such protection. They all request neither amendment of the laws nor amnesty acts to lift the charges.
    Red
    13. Despite defyant declaration on-stage, by some red-shirt core leaders, Jakrapop Penkae, in the last hours of red-shirt rally, selfishly escaped from the rally site. Fugitive_We_are Jatuporn Prompan also escaped to later turned out claiming an MP immunity against arrest warrants. All of immediate Thaksin relatives and his ex-wife had flewn abroad on April 9, 2009, just two days before turmoils in Pattaya. Though Thaksin had phoned-in to the red-shirts, boldly declaring to fly in to lead the army of the red-shirt if they were disperse, it turned out that, instead, he went shopping in Dubai with his family and conveniently gave interviews to international media denying to be the red-shirts leader and the supporter of violence.]


    There are questions over, whether or not, the red-shirts would give up. The midtown before-dawn assasination of Sondhi Limthongkul with military weapons indicates that, despite the red-shirt rally was over, Thai politics have not finished up yet. Abhisit administration is from coalition changing side, made possible with military connection. It is rather strange since Democrat has always been in power only when there is military assistance. This makes PM Abhisit unable to reshuffle the cabinet at will amidst the coalition parties and military who have their own interests to protect. Sondhi is likely to be in danger from people "in uniform" whose benefits may be in jeopardy from Sondhi's outspoken comments since Sondhi have suggested replacing some important posts. The assasination is unlikely by the red-shirts because they could have done it during PAD's rally in 2008 in which there were only attacks by plain weapons. [The uses of military weapons against PAD were more remote and furtive.] As of the April 17 incidence, the culprits must have a very high capabilities [and protection] as they outrageously did it with confidence. [during the state of emergency and military stations at various roads intersection]

    Therefore, Thai society is facing two crises. One is social. Another is political which the military and the police stealthily conspires because they cannot stage an explicit coup. The surrounding and beating up of the Prime Minister's car was not a coincidental, in stead, it was a plot to let the red-shirt do it.

    With all my love and best wishes to PM Abhisit and the family, this kind of politics is not worth involving. If I were PM Abhisit, I would choose one out of these only two options, either purging the collaborators in-charge [around PM] or quit it altogether.

    [This article is slightly modified from the original Thai version for international readers, particularly in brackets]

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