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.



    Let Me Help This French Journalist See Thaksin Through

    ( Last edit 2009-06-23 )


    Original: Revenge of Thaksin
    La vengeance de Thaksin

    from Thailande-fr.com on Thursday, 16 April 2009
    Suggested by BR21

    Comment by ronayos: It is not a paradox at all. It is the crook opportunistic Thaksin who bribes bad media to confuse people with fabricated lies to claim himself a democratic hero only to justify the reclaim of the frozen billions of dollars back in Thailand. Actually, the writer wrote in the third paragraph.

    Thaksin Shinawatra may have been in exile, his party dissolved by the Constitutional Court, and sentenced to two years in prison by the courts of his country, he continues to exercise a decisive influence in Thailand. Even his most bitter opponents must admit: since his forced departure in September 2006, Thailand has become ungovernable.

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    Thaksin is in fact a major cause of the instability prevailing in the kingdom. The humiliation is the cancellation of the ASEAN Summit which shows that he can no longer be ignored, and that his case cannot be regarded as a legal simple matter any more.

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    Provided Thaksin cannot seriously argue a return to power, and a new coup would be disastrous for the image of the kingdom. It is very likely that negotiations will take place and they will include the $2 billion of assets belonging to Thaksin and his family which the Thai judiciary has frozen.

    It would however be wrong to underestimate the cleavage that divides Thai society at the moment: it is a choice of society in question. Thaksin did return, to support his party and personal interests, a portion of the population that previously had no right to the administration. The poor rural and urban areas, often from poor regions in eastern Thailand, suddenly represented a real political issue and became aware of their importance.

    Previously, the game of chess that led to power, politics, was played between the elites. Thaksin has betrayed the league. Thaksin himself is a part of the Sino-Thai elite that has always had privileged positions in Thailand. He drew upon for poor domination, rising above the heads of the traditional elites.

    I believe the writer is somewhat misleading his readers here. After the military junta (led by Gen.Sunthorn Kongsompong and Gen.Sujinda Kraporayoon) was expeled in May 1992 incidence, the administration of Thailand changes hand to civillian politicians. Thailand reformed its politics where elites and bureaucrats were much less powerful, so much that the society made possible to write a good constitution (1997) which comprises of various tools for good governance, transparency, accountability, check and balance bodies, all of which was enforced in 1997.

    Thaksin himself had not been an elite in his origin. He made his way up from a bankrupt computer trading business by corrupt businesses with inefficient bureaucratic system. He made himself a billionaire through a corrupt connection with the military coup leader, Gen.Sunthorn Kongsompong, who gave him a monopolized concession on the telecommunication satellite. After becoming rich, he bought himself fame and political parties to step on the Prime Minister seat.

    It is generally accepted that economic growth is naturally a step towards democracy. Would Thailand be against example, by proving that it is possible to have strong growth, without completing a revolution of its democratic political system? Is Thaksin the bridge to the awakening among the quiet masses, rural, poor and uneducated, who form the majority of the electorate in Thailand?

    Certainly not. He is no better than other crook dictators who always chant to lead for the sake of the poors and underprivileged just to get the grip on the power and eventually they would betray the poors.

    The coup d'etat in Thailand on September 19, 2006 put an end to nearly 6 years of parliamentary democracy, the longest period that Thailand has ever known. It is the latest in a long series. A look at the history of Thailand highlights the ongoing struggle for power between the monarchy, army and bureaucrats.

    How Thaksin could get a strong party was after business means, "Merge and Acquisition", no matter friendly or with hostility. He bought votes, politicians, and party leaders as well as EC committee members to make a solid government which the opposition party could neither debate nor defeat in the house.

    The writer is falsely stating that the monarchy is also in the ongoing struggle for the power. Since the change to the constitutional monarchy in 1932, the monarchy has been an absolutely respected institute for Thais and does neither need to seek power nor actually come down to seek political power. In fact, the Monarchy has proven to all Thais that, between the corrupt army leaders and corrupt politicians, the Monarchy has been the most trusted and the last resort to rectify the national turbulences.

    But most Thais are actually divided on the outcome of Thaksin. On the one hand, they oppose the corrupt politician (Thaksin) who has abused the Thai political system for his own interest. On the other hand, they admire Thaksin legacy which has improved living conditions, and given the purchasing power to poor rural and urban areas by populism which Thai administrative class never managed to do before.

    From a strictly legal point of view, the career of Thaksin Shinawatra is in principle finished. He was banned from politics for five years by a court ruling last May and sentenced to two years in prison, and is considered since as "fugitives" by the justice of his country. Moreover, Red-shirts criminal attack on pattaya as provoked by Thaksin Shinawatra, was directly responsible for the cancellation of the ASEAN Summit.

    But politically it is far from being the case, and his desire for early retirement did not last very long. Thaksin has not resigned. His exile politics is now certain as his recent speeches by phone were witnessed during public gatherings organized by the "red shirts".
    Rarely a politician who has been away and banished from his country would have been so talkative and influential. Thaksin continues to make the headlines in Thailand, and to determine the dividing line between the two camps clash at this time.

    The reason is that no other politicians have hidden their corrupt money abroad as much as this fugitive crook Thaksin. Certainly, before he was ousted, Thaksin had stealthily hidden at least more than 100 million eurodollars (7 billion baht) outside Thailand which was against Thai's anti-corruption law.

    The misfortune is that the episode Thaksin arrived precisely at a time when Thailand had established a truly democratic constitution (1997) and appeared to evolve into a genuine parliamentary democracy. Thaksin is the only Prime Minister to have served a full term (from 2001 to 2006) and his re-election at the end of this mandate. The fact that he undoubtedly abused his dominant position to take liberties with human rights, freedom of expression and the laws on conflict of interests and very damaging to Thailand's young democracy. Some Thais are now convinced that the democratic system itself is not suitable for their country.

    If Thaksin is not a crook corruptor, he would not have anything to hide. He would not have had to violate human rights, press freedom, and conflicts of interest laws. But certainly, he was corrupting a lot from Thailand. Even now it is still not enough for him. Otherwise, he would just be able to live peacefully in fugitive exile out of his billion dollars with his purchased Nicaraguan and Montenegrin illegal passports.

    This crisis touches paradox at the heart of Thailand, a modern industrialized society, including economic growth in ten years has enabled a dramatic rise in living standards. But a society whose way of thinking and the social structure has remained almost feudal.

    Again, the writer is somewhat misleading his readers here with his intentional mistakes. Such of his own twist leaves himself nothing but to call it a paradox.

    Thailand has abandoned feudalism at least a century ago. However, what remains are a personal culture, personal ties, which base upon personal mutual benefits, rather than a fair competition. The below photo proves how a corrupt businessman, Thaksin, could settle his huge monopolized single national satellite (Thaicom) concession easily without a fair competition, when he made a direct connection to the military coup leader in 1990.

    Therefore, it is not a paradox at all. It is the crook opportunistic Thaksin who bribes bad media to confuse people with fabricated lies to claim himself a democratic hero only to justify the reclaim of the frozen billions of dollars back in Thailand. Actually, the writer had already exposed this in the third paragraph above.

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