Chuan joins protest march

Democrat Party chief adviser Chuan Leekpai has leads a number of supporters in a march from the party's headquarters on Sethasiri road in the Bang Sue area to join the anti-government protesters at Victory Monument.

He was accompanied on the march by other party core members including Suthas Ngernmuen, Apiwat Ngernmuen, Siriwan Prassajaksattru, Sombat Yasin, Niphon Wisityuthasart and Chaiwat Traisunant.

Asked about Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's call for all parties to join a national reform council after the election, Mr Chuan said respect of the law is required to effectively achieve reforms. But the government under Ms Yingluck has shown disrespect of the law by denying a ruling of the Constitution Court and practising discrimination.

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Discussion 1 : 22/12/2013 at 08:25 PM
I attended the protest march in Asoke, a great display of unity of the Thai people, everyone was pleasant and courteous(even to me a faring) as they posed for photos. Nothing burned to the ground, no violence.
Discussion 2 : 22/12/2013 at 05:22 PM
Sorry for the PT/UDD brigade, but there are A LOT of protesters, 1million, 3million, less, more, we will never exactly know (though BP had used a quite accurate formula), but by all means tens and tens of times the number PT/UDD declared, hoped(!), would show up! And I know quite some people, not at all involved in politics, who had, never ever, walked the streets to protest, of all levels of society, most not rich, or even 'easy', no one of these being paid for their attendance, no, they use the little money they have for it, some on the way 1+day over 600, 700km. 'The people'? Yes, for me these truly are: 'the people of Thailand'!
Discussion 3 : 22/12/2013 at 04:38 PM
Chuan was an ex-PM and should have had better reasons for joining; the Constitution Court's judgments had always been controversial.
Discussion 4 : 22/12/2013 at 04:33 PM
Nui what are you smoking. Check the Bangkok Pundit blog on-going report. Not even a third of 3 Dec which should be about 50-80,000. A far cry of the 3 M promised by Suterp. BTW, I live in the city and traffic has been ok by Sunday standard. Certainly not paralyzed.
Discussion 5 : 22/12/2013 at 04:21 PM
Elaborate please. This is the forum for that. Enlighten us all.
Discussion 6 : 22/12/2013 at 04:16 PM
Watch 7 millions on Blue Sky TV and ASTV TV and T-News. Free TV channels all controlled by government and show soap operas. I am in Bangkok and it is paralyzed. Nothing moves anymore. All main roads are full of protesters. Millions and millions of people. And peaceful !
Discussion 7 : 22/12/2013 at 04:04 PM
you name says alot
Discussion 8 : 22/12/2013 at 04:03 PM
you should really apply for a job as a spin docotr for Thaksin
Discussion 9 : 22/12/2013 at 04:03 PM
apparently you do not own a televison..or can not count
Discussion 10 : 22/12/2013 at 03:56 PM
Who is "fugitive" referring to? Chuan's younger brother has fled the law in the past and so does Suthep by not reporting to police.
Discussion 11 : 22/12/2013 at 03:43 PM
How would you propose changing things please I would like to hear your ideas.Or is it you do not see a need for change.It is fine for the corruption to continue do you think.
Discussion 12 : 22/12/2013 at 03:41 PM
another nail in the coffin for the fugitive.
Discussion 13 : 22/12/2013 at 03:06 PM
"leads (sic) led a number of supporters" Interesting of course. But all I see so far is 1000 at PM's house, & a "number of supporters" Does it equate yet to the 2-3 million estimate of the rally organizers?
Discussion 14 : 22/12/2013 at 02:57 PM
Chuan was painted as the nice, honest politician with a humble background, while his younger brother was busy taking care of the money flows coming from the family's power. Observers do know what "Democrats" are fighting for.
Discussion 15 : 22/12/2013 at 02:56 PM
"But the government under Ms Yingluck has shown disrespect of the law by denying a ruling of the Constitution Court and practising discrimination." And they've shown their anger by... Breaking the law. Do they not see the irony?
Discussion 16 : 22/12/2013 at 02:41 PM
What a joke those so called Democrats really are.

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