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PAD's Ceremonial Anniversary Assembly and Public Hearings 2009
( Last edit 2009-05-26 )
The Assembly Of The Council Of The People's Alliance For Democracry, May 24-25, 2009
Sunday May 24, 2009 at The Recreation Building, Rangsit University
8:00 - 9:00 Registration of more than 3,000 PAD provincial delegates as well as alliance organizations and Participant received questionaires and handouts
9:00 - 9:10 Opening Welcome to the Assembly Of The Council Of The People's Alliance For Democracry by Mr.Somsak Kosaisook, the President of the Council Of The People's Alliance For Democracry
9:10 - 10:30 Core Leaders' and Key speakers' Analyses of the Current Situations
- Power equations and Thai political situation
- The outside and the inside of the amnesty and the attempts to amend the constitution
- New politics and the next step of PAD
- The possibility of PAD's establisment of the new political party
10:30 - 11:40 Participants took turns to address the assembly and express their constituencies' resolutions regarding the amendment of the 2007 constitution and the formation of PAD's political party.
11:45 - 12:00 Syntheses and Summary of the morning seminar.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Each participant joined public hearings of the morning issues.
15:00 - 15:30 Summary of the seminars.
15:30 - 16:00 Join the drafting of the announcement and the missions of the People's Alliance For Democracry
16:00 - 16:30 Mr.Suriyasai Katasila gave media interview of the draft declaration of PAD regarding committed missions.
May 25, The Anniversary Ceremony of The Historical, Victorious, and Unbeatable 193-Day Rally by the People's Alliance For Democracry "Ram Look Noong Roi Kao Sib Sam Wan"
Monday May 25, 2009 at the Sporting Arena, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus
14:00 - 15:40 PAD member spectators, media reporters and foreign ambassadors entered the sporting arena. The host speakers welcomed all PAD members.
15:40 - 16:20 Lyrical and poetrical music show, performed by Nawarat Pongpaibool (A national artist award laureate) and his group.
16.25 - 16.30 Mr.Jittanart Limthongkul welcomed PAD members.
16.35 - 18.30 Parades of PAD members into the sporting field, starting with ASTV band and closing with Artists Network groups. Sing theme song "Ram Look Noong Roi Kao Sib Sam Wan" together.
18.30 - 18.40 The host speakers invited Mr.Suriyasai Katasila to present the VTR of the Assembly Of The Council Of The People's Alliance For Democracry.
18.41 - 20.10 Lights, Colours and Sounds show by Mr.Saranyu Wongkrajang.
20.30 - 20.30 "Thien Hang Tham", PAD's Theme Song (Candle of Wisdom) was performed by the highly experienced pianist, Mr.Nat Yontrarak's
The soaking shower wanted to make sure PAD members really relive the 2008 PAD's rally. So, it joined the declaration of the new party.
20.35 - 21.00 Five Core Leaders got on the stage, Mr.Somsak Kosaisuk requested consensus from PAD's assembly to conclude the vote of the whole assembly. First, he explained how to vote. To agree with the motion, the voters had to stand up, cheer and clap. If disagree, one have to sit still.
Next, Mr.Somsak asked the whole assembly whether or not they agree with the amendment of articles 190, 237, and 309 as proposed in the House by politicians. Unanimous votes out of over 50,000 people in the arena, went for rejection of the amendment.
The next motion was whether or not PAD would establish a political party which belonged to themselves. Out of over 50,000 people, only one person opposed the formation of the new party. The rest which was the huge majority cheered at their loudest in the middle of the heavy shower, supporting the birth of new party. Therefore, it was another spectabular and historical embarkment into the parliament with a new political party by the over 50,000 people cheering and soaking.
21.05 - 21.10 Lyrical poet "PAD's Ideologies", narrated and read by Nawarat Pongpaibool
21.15 - 23.00 Speeches delivered by Core Leaders
23.00 - 23.04 VTR show to Commemorate and Praise PAD's Heroines and Heroes
23.04 - 23.20 Lyrical poet to Commemorate and Praise PAD's Heroines and Heroes by Mr.Angkarn Kalayanapong (A national artist award laureate) while Core Leaders gave some gifts to the crippled heroines and heroes and the relatives of the deceased Heroines and Heroes.
23.20 - 23.30 Music VTR show "Memorable 193 Days"
23.30 - 23.40 Fireworks and Spectacular Chinese classical manned-dragon-figure acrobatic dance on high posts from Nakorn Sawan