2010 Thaksin's Terrorism
Proof of Cruelty
Red Shirts vs Red Cross
( Last edit 2010-05-01 )
For weeks since they occupy Rajprasong, red-shirts have taken Rajadamri road besides the hospital, from Rajprasong to Saladaeng junction, and blocked all hospital gates, including the emergency and the main ones, except two opening on the west side. The ground at the corner of Lumpini public park, around King Rama VI statue has been taken as a red fortress, barricaded by piles and walls of tyres over highly flamable LPG gas tanks, ready to be set on fire and as walls of explosives, should the government order a crackdown.
Within the perimeter of the red-shirts, officers and law enforcement are not allowed. Red-shirts set up their own six checkpoint fortresses controlled by hundreds of armed guards who may be either misled and provoked volunteers, hired criminals, or drunk. They do meticulous body search for any passer-by or people entering their rally sites. Any suspected spies, army officers in disguise if caught in the red-perimeter will be harshly interrogated.
Chulalongkorn university hospital, an official red-cross hospital established in affiliation with Chulalongkorn university, one of the top three university hospitals in Thailand, is already 100 years old but has never encountered any violent incidence directly in the hospital before. The hospital takes about 4,000 out patients per day and has over 90 per cent occupancy for 1,500 bed in patients. All sorts of highly complex medical investigations, treatments and surgical operations take place here. Under the threat of the red-army camping nearby and being afraid of loosing neutrality, the hospital has not requested the soldiers or the police troops in.
However, about 21:00 pm on April 29, 2010, hundreds of armed red-shirts, led by Mr.Payap Panket, an ex-MP in Thaksin's TRT party raided into Chulalongkorn university hospital in search of the soldiers, blamed by Payap to be hiding in the hospital, waylaying the camping-out reds and their fortified stronghold besides the hospital. When the red-shirts left, they made some scary make-shift explosions just outside the hospital.
Just one week before, on April 22, 2010, the hospital, without armed security officers, was trespassed by some red-shirts before. Its building as well as the nearby camp-out red-shirt's fortress, were suspected to be used as several M-79s launching pads to the opposite Silom skytrain station and Silom crowd. Two were killed and eighty injured from the five explosions, in the famous business downtown near Patpong.
After the night raid of the hospital resulted in massive condemnation, Jatuporn Prompan denies the responsibility of the red-shirts over the raid of Chulalongkorn university hospital during the night of Apirl 29, 2010, saying that it was only Mr.Payap Panket's, another red-shirts leader's initiative to search the hospital for the hiding soldiers.
A lady news reporter of a press with covered identity confirms that in the evening of that day, via broadcasting to the whole rally, Jatuporn and the whole red-shirts movement were listening to and accepting Payap's accusation that Chulalongkorn hospital harboured some soldiers on the third floor of its building, waiting to ambush the red-shirts guard and crackdown their mobs. Jatuporn defying the query of lady reporter about the proof of such accusation, by ordering red guards and Payap to raid the hospital in searching of the troop.
The above video confimed the violent trespassing of the armed red-shirt guards as ordered by Thaksin's puppet politicians, Jatuporn, a party-list MP in Pua Thai party, and Payap, an ex-MP in TRT party.
On Apirl 30, 2010 the hospital administrator decided to evacuate the whole hospital and ceased all the services which have never been interrupted for a hundred years. The hospital has to refuse all new cases as well as their follow-ups. They transfer ALL cases to other hospitals, no matter how sick they are. ICU cases, post operative cases, post coronary bypass, post open heart cases, post transplanted, post marrow transplanted, patients on chemotherapy and all shcedules have to be cancelled. The very frail Supreme Patriarch, the highest leader of Buddhist monks in Thailand, over 90 years old, has been admitted to the hospital, also has to be moved to another hospital. The patients, their relatives as well as some hospital staff were in tears but they have to leave because of the possible more barbaric terrorist activities by the red-shirts.
Urai Janthong, mother of Kanchanit Puangkaew, 1 year old girl who suffers from jaundice and enlarged liver and spleen, started the treatment at the hospital 10 days ago but has to leave suddenly with great worry of the mother. Another girl of 7 years old, Oranat, has been treated for leukemia at the hospital for two years. Her mother was very sorry because the girl is not doing well.
Miss Supaporn Sritangsirikul, one of the nurses, said in tears that Chulalongkorn hospital has been servicing for more than a hundred years with best intentions. "Everybody here has all along been fostered to help all fellow humans. Last night, while I was going to change bottles of saline for patients, I had to crawl to keep my head low from being shot. There have been a lot of organ and blood donation but the situations spoil the patients' chance for receiving organ transplantation, because they have to be transferred. I am impartial. I just want to help other fellow humans. We just ask for the safety of the patients and facilitation at work. I have not gone home for five days because I have to standby in case of emergency.
Human Rights Committee Condemns The Red's Raid of The Hospital, April 30, 2010 15:15
NHRC issued an announcement, under the title of condemnation of the red-shirts's severe violation of human rights and calling for a respect to the red-cross sign, hospital, operations of the medical personels and the rights of the injured and the sick patient.
"The constant violation with bullying, threatening, trespassing hosiptals such as surrounding, blockade of the entrances and exits, invasive searching, and robbing bodies of the dead from hospitals' morgues, have resulted in obstruction of the operation of medical personnels to provide medical care and duties to the public and emergency patients as well as insecurity during their services. Meanwhile, the rights of the public to receive medical care, the injured, the patients or the admitted have been severely violated. Moreover, there were incidences of ambush and obstruction of transportation of the injured from the violent clash on the way to the hospitals."
"The National Human Rights Committee strongly condemns such behaviours which violate humanity, the universal convention of the civilized societies. Even in times of wars, all parties respect red-cross signs which are universal symbols which mean neutral medical care and humanity without prejudice."
"The National Human Rights Committee calls for the termination of such acts and requests the people and state officers to help defending and preventing infringement against medical services, respect over red-cross signs, hospitals, humanity services by medical personnels, and the rights of the injured and patients. The inhumane acts will only bring hatred, violence and more divisiveness in the society to the extent beyond reparable."