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.



    Gotcha!, Thaksin, The Liar I

    ( Last edit 2009-10-01 )

    Originally Catch Me If You Can
    by Anil Bhoyrul in arabianbusiness.com Sunday, 30 November 2008
    Gotcha!, Thaksin, The Liar

    by ronayos

    Last week [October 7, 2008] Thailand descended into chaos as tens of thousands of protesters [PAD's obstructing puppet Somchai, brother in law of Thaksin] surrounded parliament in a bid to drive out the government it accuses of being puppets of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
    Since he was ousted in a bloodless coup in 2006, his UK visa has been revoked, his wife has divorced him and a controversial two-year jail sentence for corruption awaits him in his home country. In his first interview in 18 months, he speaks to Arabian Business.

    Ronayos says: The two-year jail sentence may be controversially too short punishment. Thaksin definitely bribed his way out from the first indictment in the Constitution Court trial in 2001. The NCCC and the President of the Constitution Court proved beyond any reasonable doubts how Thaksin was guilty of falsifying statements to conceal his assets. Evidently, Thaksin disproved his own lies when he bought Manchester City Football Club worth over 20 million USD with undeclared illicit money hidden outside Thailand.

    If Thaksin Shinawatra is feeling the heat, then he's not showing it. Thailand has an arrest warrant out for its former prime minister. The UK has just revoked his visa, and some Western countries are distancing themselves from the man they once championed as their greatest ally in Asia. And yet all Shinawatra can do is shrug.

    Ronayos says: The writer was definitely wrong because red Shinawatras did not just only shrug. Thaksin and his relatives back at home, throughout the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 instigate red-shirts violent rallies and riots in April 2009. More and more of Thaksin's atrosities and human rights violations during his administration emerge. Thaksin may successfully lied some times and used to successfully convinced the west, but he may not forever be able to lie without being caught. CLICK for How he was caught lying.

    THAKSIN SAID "Do you know how many countries there are in the world? There are 197. And only 17 have an extradition treaty with Thailand," he notes with a thin smile. "Better still, only 10 of those treaties are active. So, don't you worry about me, I still have many places to stay."

    Ronayos says: Nobody is worried about you, Thaksin. You may not know that even without extradition treaty, any convicted are not allowed legitimate visa. On top of that, no transparent democratic countries would welcome corrupt human rights violator into their countries. As we now see Thaksin has very few countries to stay, UAE, Liberia, Fiji, Montenegro and some other nontransparent democratic countries. Nobody really is worried about Thaksin since he will have to safe his own ass staying near his private jet all the time, ready to take off since it is not safe in those corrupt countries where he may be easily hijacked for nice ransoms. Dead or alive, be my guest, Thaksin.

    THAKSIN SAID The poor have no choice but to live in a capitalist economy, but they have no capital. They have no access to it. If you give them that access, it changes everything.

    Ronayos says: During five years of Thaksin administration, Thaksin just made access for himself and his cronies to currupt his homeland's wealth and lured the poors with unsecured loans, illegal lottos and sweet propaganda. No materialized infrastructures for the nation's were established.

    One such place is Dubai, where Shinawatra is resting comfortably in one of the Emirate's top five-star hotels. He might feel entitled to a break, too, as it has been a busy 2008 for the man first nominated to Thailand's top office in a landslide election victory in 2001.

    Two years ago he was overthrown in a bloodless coup while visiting the UN in New York. Exiled after months of massive anti-government protests, he ended up in the UK, where he bought Premier League football club Manchester City.

    Ronayos says: How can such a transparent and decent democratic hero would have, away outside his country, hidden money that much to buy a British Premire League football club? Now he becomes a prisoner of his own deeds, locked up in a room under tight security in aliienated desserts of UAE, or jungles of west Africa, or dictator islands of Fiji. To travel, he has to buy illicit passports and visas under new fake names only on a hired private jet. He is not walking free and walking tall at all.

    After the 2007 election, in which his new People Power Party won a healthy majority, and the forming of a new democratic government by his allies, Shinawatra returned in early 2008 to face his corruption charges in legal courts. However, he and his wife skipped bail - they were convicted in absentia, and a lengthy stay in a Bangkok jail awaits them if they return.

    Ronayos says: Just to make the matter clear of what this arabian article is concealing, Shinawatras jumped the bail in August 2008 right after their three lawyers were earlier caught red-handed bribing in the Supreme Court office. Just some weeks before the flee, Potjaman Shinawatra, the wife, her brother, and her secretary were found guilty of tax frauds and sentenced to jail in the criminal court of the first instance. The prospect of bribing the courts was gone and gone also was Thaksin.

    The UK froze his reputed $4bn of assets, forcing him to sell Manchester City to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour. To add to his troubles, his UK visa was revoked - oh, and his wife divorced him last week.

    Ronayos says: This is apparently no controversy confession of more hidden money outside Thailand which is against the law and indicates massive dirty wealth out of his corruption. Again, it confesses laundering money process.

    THAKSIN SAID "It's been a busy few months," he says, laughing at his own predicament. And it's about to get even busier, as Shinawatra reveals he intends to make a comeback in politics, tackle global poverty, reorganise the Middle East's healthcare system - and while he's at it, establish a sizeable foundation to look after Asians hit by the financial crisis.

    The really tricky one on the above ‘Shinawatra to-do list' is return to politics. On October 21, 2008, five members of a nine-member special bench of the Supreme Court found him guilty of a conflict of interest and sentenced him to two years in jail.

    The judges found that Shinawatra had ultimate oversight over the Financial Institutions Development Fund, a government-run agency that bought up bank collateral and mortgages. Shinawatra's wife won a competitive auction for a piece of land owned by the FIDF in 2003, and the judges found that his wife's purchase of the land was done on his behalf, thus constituting a conflict of interest.

    Ronayos says: Parts of the half truths this interview did not say about the huge peice of land near the center of Bangkok, was that Thaksin declared December 31, 2003 to be an extra official working day in order that his wife would be able to finish the deal before the year end, just to escape the new higher tax rate on the land purchase. Moreover, the regulations set for bidders were unfairly altered just to allow Thaksin's wife to get the land at about one fourth of the market price.

    Given the two-year jail term that awaits him upon his his return - not to mention a long list of political enemies who would like to see the back of him for good - a return to his homeland doesn't sound like the wisest move.

    THAKSIN SAID "I have no choice," he insists. "In the beginning after I was ousted, my wife asked me not to go back to politics. She didn't like politics, and the whole family went through a lot of hardship so I didn't go back.

    "But now I have been cornered because the country is going down deeply," he continues. "The confidence is not there; the trust among the foreign community is not there; the poor people in rural areas are in difficulty.

    Ronayos says: Thaksin is cornered not because he is worried about the country. It is his own ass, particularly his assets worth over 2 billion USD which have been frozen in Thailand awaiting for the final verdict soon, like a tightening rope around Thaksin's neck as days pass. Actually, the trust of the foreign community is much better with Thaksin's proxy governments led by Somchai and Samak were democratically replaced by democrat-led government. Whereas Thaksin's reputation of being coward fugitive convicted civillian dictator is perceived more and more in the global community.

    THAKSIN SAID With me at the helm I can bring confidence quickly back to Thailand, and that is why we have to find a mechanism under which I can go back into politics." What does his wife think about this? "She has divorced me," he responds, bluntly - end of subject. He admits that going back now would be too risky, but insists that "time is on my side".

    Thak-Lydia Who remain on Thaksin side? Certainly, not his former wife Potjaman, not the time, not the UK government as well as other democratic nations. Perhaps it is his favourite young lady singer whom Thaksin always likes to play golf with, dine with, and karaoke with, away from his ex-wife.


    Last week tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched on Thailand's parliament.
    The protesters, from the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) blocked all streets leading to parliament and besieged other state buildings, forcing MPs to cancel their business, in response to a grenade attack on the protester's camp that killed one of their supporters earlier this month.

    Ronayos says: The actual incidences as investigated by the National Human Rights Committtee CLICK and the National Counter Corruption Committee CLICK

    Violence flared and as Arabian Business went to press, the head of Thailand's army had asked the government to dissolve parliament and call new elections - circumstances hardly conducive to a return for the former prime minister.

    THAKSIN SAID "I can stay here and do some business, enjoy life a bit. But I have to go back for my people and my supporters, most of whom are poor or middle class," he says.

    "In the past the poor didn't see the future - they only saw the bitter past and short present," he continues. "After I became PM I gave them hope, I brought them freshness. They saw a future for their children to go to school and for their crops. They were happy - even taxi drivers were happy - and I brought the economy back to normal."

    Ronayos says: Manchester City football club really went along with Thaksin's big words. What do they say after that? CLICK.

    But could he really be PM again? Shinawatra is adamant that it could happen.

    THAKSIN SAID "The coup is still there - it has been transformed from a military coup to a judicial coup," he explains. "I think a lot depends on the power of the people - if they feel they are in hardship and they need me to help them, I will go back.

    Ronayos says: Certainly, a lot of people including the Courts want Thaksin badly. Others who may appear to be Thaksin's supporters are just happy to be hired now and again to join red rallies. Some of the red-shirts leaders by now become very rich and grateful of Thaksin. Those people may not really want Thaksin back.

    "If the King feels I can be beneficial I will go back and he may grant me a royal pardon," he continues. "If they don't need me and the King feels I can make no difference then I will stay here and do business. I will live my life with friends."

    Ronayos says: Thaksin was threatening the King for a royal pardon. At least if he was sincere, it was inappropriate. Thailand can do very nicely, if not a lot better, without Thaksin.

    Today Shinawatra is in the Gulf rekindling close friendships with business and political leaders in the region. He said he has been made to feel very welcome, unlike in the UK, where many were surprised by the British government's decision to revoke his visa. Now, he chooses his words carefully, but remains singularly unimpressed at the circumstances of his departure.
    THAKSIN SAID "I think the UK is a mature democratic country, and they should understand that I am the victim of the coup d'etat," he maintains. "I am the victim of dictatorship, even though there was a court verdict.

    Ronayos says: Certainly, British eyes have been opened. The Manchester City Football Club was the first to acknowledge how Thaksin ruled their club to a near ruin. It was one of the best international move UK did since WWII. Brits just cheer up their government as opposed to when they raided on Iraq.

    "If the King feels I can be beneficial I will go back and he may grant me a royal pardon," he continues. "If they don't need me and the King feels I can make no difference then I will stay here and do business. I will live my life with friends."

    Ronayos says: Thaksin's arrogant words are not a polite request for Royal Clemency. Four months later in April 2009, they proved how wicked plot Thaksin had conspired to hold Thailand as a hostage for a clean white wash of his own ass.

    Today Shinawatra is in the Gulf rekindling close friendships with business and political leaders in the region. He said he has been made to feel very welcome, unlike in the UK, where many were surprised by the British government's decision to revoke his visa. Now, he chooses his words carefully, but remains singularly unimpressed at the circumstances of his departure.

    Ronayos says: He certainly picked up nice lying words to instigate poor peple throughout the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 to instigate red-shirts violent rallies and riots in April 2009. The international communities witnessed how Thaksin attempted to use his hired red-shirts proxies to riot to force the Establisment to grant Royal Pardon for him.

    THAKSIN SAID "I think the UK is a mature democratic country, and they should understand that I am the victim of the coup d'etat," he maintains. "I am the victim of dictatorship, even though there was a court verdict.

    Ronayos says: A lot more of uncontroversial court verdicts would be on the way. Do not worry. However, in 1992 actually he became indeed a very successful victim after monopolizing a concession granted by the military coup leader Gen. Sunthorn Kongsompong.

    THAKSIN SAID "But that is like the fruit on the poisoned tree - the whole tree has been poisoned and I am the fruit. The tree was planted by the military coup," he says, adding: "England must understand better but unfortunately they are now busy with their own problems so they forgot about democratic values. "I don't care, though - I thank them because I went there, I bought a football club then sold it and made some money in the process," he says. "They gave me a place to stay, even though it was short-term. My children went to school there. One day, they will understand better, and they will feel sorrow for what they have done because they have not respected their own democratic values."

    Ronayos says: Brits are getting a lecture on democracy from a corrupt civillian dictator Thaksin. How nice!

    Anyway, Thaksin solemnly admits some truths here since he himself is the billionaire fruit of the actual military dictator Gen.Sunthorn in 1991. Thaksin was so grateful to declare that if it were not Gen.Sunthorn, Thaksin would not achieve such wealth.

    So what next for Shinawatra? Putting his political problems aside, Shinawatra is focused on tackling poverty in Asia. He speaks passionately about the plight of the poor, and details the measures he took during his reign in Thailand - and how they worked. Top of his agenda is healthcare. During his premiership, Shinawatra wasted no time in introducing a new system of blanket healthcare insurance for the equivalent of just 3 dirhams a month.

    THAKSIN SAID "At least 18 million poor people can now enjoy full healthcare," he says proudly. "If they are having a baby they pay just 3 dirhams. For heart surgery, 3 dirhams. I re-managed the whole public health budget and allocated set amounts to every hospital. "We added more equipment and built centres of excellence. Now they can get the same service as anyone else, regardless of how poor they are," he adds.

    Ronayos says: Obviously, Thaksin is stealing the scene from the original Doctor Sa-nguan Nittayarampong who had worked on the policies of Thailand national health care. However, under Thaksin's management, inadequate funding of the hospitals put severe burdens on medical professions and compromised the health system, rather than the success stories as Thaksin claims.

    Does he plan to do the same here? "I think if I can re-manage for the UAE government, I will do exactly the same. I will bring in the same experts who used to work with me. I will not just give treatment but also preventive measures - for example, there is a lot that can be done with nutrition and other advice on healthy living."

    Shinawatra insists that he would increase the number of family doctors available, and also establish clinics nearer to housing districts, in order to free up hospital resources and make life easier for the 80 percent of patients who do not actually require hospital treatment.

    As well as improving healthcare services in the emirates, Shinawatra is also putting together his own detailed proposals for tackling poverty on a wider scale.

    In particular, he wants governments to use their surpluses to create micro-loans for the poor, in the same way that they were pioneered by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, in Bangladesh.

    Thailand's People Bank, giving the poor small loans at just 2.5 percent, has been a huge success and Shinawatra wants to extend the principle across Asia. In order to achieve this dream, he has launched a new foundation, named ‘Building a Better Future'.

    Ronayos says: Whose future is the foundation for? Whereas even where would Thaksin's future lie, he cannot tell. Up to now, after ten months of Thaksin's big words, the foundation is proven just another lie.

    Under Thaksin, he ordered Thailand's state EXIM bank to loan the Myanmar military dictator government to purchase telecommunication products from his company. That was how Thaksin helped out the poor military neighbour and keep his poor satellite company going since the loan is now a bad debt. As well, Thaksin government, suspiciously, bought rubber shoots from top agricultural companies for poor farmers in the northeast to plant. Years passed to prove that most of the rubber shoots are of poor quality and the farmers just wasted their efforts and the state lost billions of bahts.

    THAKSIN SAID "What does the capitalist economy mean? It means you need capital to create wealth," he explains. "The poor have no choice but to live in a capitalist economy, but they have no capital. They have no access to it. If you give them that access, it changes everything."

    Ronayos says: The Manchester City Football Club was the first foreign community to acknowledge how corrupt capitalist Thaksin ruled their club to a near ruin, after Thaksin's insider, Sanoh Thientong. Whereas the poor in Thailand become vote sellers for Thaksin's politicians during election and potentially red-shirt ralliers during any Thaksin's campaigns."

    Shinawatra insists that the poverty issue is one that has been "misunderstood" in the past. "Most countries are run by veteran politicians who only have experience of politics," he points out. "What is missing is management. Politics is about power and law - politicians don't understand how to run an organisation.

    THAKSIN SAID "As an experienced businessman I think I bring some modern management to the government," he continues. "It proved to work well in Thailand but they didn't let me stay that long. If I had stayed the full eight years I think I could have made a big difference."

    Ronayos says: Certainly, If Thaksin could stay that long, with his ultra-modern management, he would suck enough money out from the poor Thais for himself to buy other five top Premier League football teams plus over half of British politicians to be his proxies.

    With so much on his agenda, it is hard to say what the future holds for Thaksin Shinawatra. He expresses deep gratitude to Abu Dhabi's HH Sheikh Mansour for engineering the takeover of Manchester City, saying he sold a club but gained "a great friend". Above all, though, he is looking to go home. He makes no apologies, and has no regrets, about the past.



    THAKSIN SAID "I cannot live in my own country. There were many assassination attempts, and my family has been broken up because we all have to live in different countries. I regret the result, but not what I have done. You see, I love the Thai people."

    Ronayos says: Not only the international community is enlightened, more and more of his fellow Thai citizens know what actual coward Thaksin has been. More than three thousand unaccountable deaths as a result of breaking-off murders following brutal anti-drug policy of Thaksin and over a hundred Muslims massacres in the southern provinces are haunting Thaksin wherever he may be. Still, he is refusing to regret his own deeds and confirming the love of Thai dead bodies for him to climb up toward resuming his frozen wealth.

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