Oak calls Democrats a 'sore loser'

Panthongtae Shinawatra, son of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, on Thursday branded the Democrat Party a "sore loser" when some of its members accused the Pheu Thai Party of rigging the last general election.

In a message posted on his Facebook page, Mr Panthongtae said the Democrats should have looked at the results of seven general elections in almost 20 year since 1995 before raising the poll-rigging allegation to avoid contesting the Feb 2 poll.  

Of the seven, he said, the Democrats boycotted the one in 2006 and are boycotting next month's — and lost in all the other polls.  

“The Democrats lost the elections throughout these years, even before the emergence of Pheu Thai. Losing all the way, refusing to contest the Feb 2 poll, creating a disturbance and blocking others from applying to run in the poll, people call them sore loser,” Mr Panthongtae said. 

He believed the Democrats would gradually lose the support of the general public for backing the anti-government protests and the planned rally to shut down Bangkok on Jan 13, while caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, his aunt, would receive more sympathy from the people.

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Discussion 1 : 03/01/2014 at 10:56 AM
This accusation comes from a report of Sangsuan Sawasdee about the history of political parties, not from me.
Discussion 2 : 03/01/2014 at 08:49 AM
Is Thaksin a sore loser since he fled the country after he was convicted of corruption?
Discussion 3 : 03/01/2014 at 08:14 AM
This is a crazy country..where is the police wow..the only thing they like is get on tv. Instead off doing there job. And that is now....arrest that dictator. What a soap in thailand
Discussion 4 : 03/01/2014 at 07:50 AM
So he is saying the fixing goes all the way back to the case of asset concealment against Thaksin when he first ran. Every time there has been an election involving a Thaksin, or relative, things have been questionable. The time it really became obvious was when Thaksin had the voting booths turned around so his paid observers could see how people who took his money really voted. Remember how that election was thrown out because of that fact, and done because of his fear of loosing. Is it logical to think Thaksin cheated in all the other elections too, because he can not stand loosing, and does everything he can to win, whether legal or not
Discussion 5 : 03/01/2014 at 06:28 AM
wjlmarsh, obviously not that desperate to buy votes, else they would have won elections.
Discussion 6 : 03/01/2014 at 05:44 AM
Don't say something without evidence to denigrate someone you dislike. It is unethical. Don't mean mere TS misdeed to buy vote. Others might do the same.
Discussion 7 : 03/01/2014 at 03:22 AM
Maybe it'd be better to ask Al Gore how winning the popular vote worked for him.
Discussion 8 : 03/01/2014 at 02:09 AM
Well done to son. He has every right to state what he said and can be proud that the PTP and former names came out of no where and won. He does not have to invent one lie after another like the democrats and their master Suthep. As to vote buiying no idea but as this is Thailand if PTP did do it then the democrats would have done it more as they are more desparate.
Discussion 9 : 03/01/2014 at 02:04 AM
Nothing like being accused of being a 3rd world nepotist regime and having your SON come out to defend your crumbling regime! When will these people learn? Oak - yeah, like we don't see what they are grooming him to become. Kim Thaksin Un?
Discussion 10 : 03/01/2014 at 01:03 AM
And, of course, ex-deputy MP ST continues to claim he is too busy trying to bring down the government, oppose a royal decree, and subvert democracy to turn up and answer charges.
Discussion 11 : 03/01/2014 at 12:24 AM
Oak knows how his father keeps winning elections. He's talking like a politician. At the moment, i think that the public credibility of politicians is as close to ground zero as you can get. He would be wise to keep quiet.for now.
Discussion 12 : 02/01/2014 at 11:32 PM
Oak wasn't educated in England. He barely managed to get a degree from Ram U.
Discussion 13 : 02/01/2014 at 10:53 PM
Oak and Singha Beer Democrat girl will make the wonderful leader in the future because they are educate from England.
Discussion 14 : 02/01/2014 at 10:35 PM
I call them sore looser too. But make no mistake, Thaksin and Suthep are just the same... two little dictators despising democracy.
Discussion 15 : 02/01/2014 at 10:05 PM
No there is not!!! You win you are the government, just ask Barrack Obama.
Discussion 16 : 02/01/2014 at 09:38 PM
Which is exactly why I support them as governemnt because with a sense of what is right and wrong everything else is doomed to fail .
Discussion 17 : 02/01/2014 at 08:57 PM
Obviously it runs in the family. Buy your way to fame.
Discussion 18 : 02/01/2014 at 08:57 PM
I believe that a certain ex-PM (AV) stood before the court to hear the charges of murder levied against him, and, as far as I know, he is still here awaiting trial. I can't remember seeing ex-PM (TS) ever standing before any legal tribunal to acknowledge, and refute, the charges levied against him, The Dems may be sore losers but they seem to have a much better sense of right and wrong than anyone within the Shinawatra clan, especially a spoiled, rich brat who never had to work a day in his life for the billions he has already in the bank.
Discussion 19 : 02/01/2014 at 08:52 PM
Who cares what Thaksin Jr thinks. But like the immature red brethren, his understanding of Democracy is wanting, as there is much to it than "winning".
Discussion 20 : 02/01/2014 at 08:51 PM
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...I guess hiding in the sand because you lost a court case a good sport...Oh wait wasn't it Oak that got caught cheating on his exams and bought his way out of that....his aunt has my sympathy.....for being used like a puppett while the world is laughing and she is too naive to see it
Discussion 21 : 02/01/2014 at 08:46 PM
I will trust Oak's words when he decides to come clean about an incident at Ramkhamheang University in 2002. Until that time, his words are utterly meaningless and without merit.
Discussion 22 : 02/01/2014 at 08:30 PM
Any Shinawatra with a Facebook page is of some importance in Thailand to be quoted in a national news agency online?
Discussion 23 : 02/01/2014 at 08:24 PM
Well said. If you agree with him, dislike this post! from iPhone application.
Discussion 24 : 02/01/2014 at 08:19 PM
Oak was kicked out of Ramkampaeng University for cheating on his political science exam .His dad was also kicked out of politics for the same reason although no one like s to admit it .You tell me who is the sore loser .
Discussion 25 : 02/01/2014 at 08:16 PM
Shut up man! This is not the time for you to run your mouth. You guys are under siege. You ought to let Mrs Yingluck be the only one talking. Who is your PR official? Fire him or her!
Discussion 26 : 02/01/2014 at 08:16 PM
Democrats might have lose but is facing everybody and not hiding like a coward and hiding at Dubai.
Discussion 27 : 02/01/2014 at 08:15 PM
We don't want a leader who deserves sympathy Mr Oak. We need one who can lead this country out of the mess it is in. A leader who is not a member of your family would be preferable. Anyhow, thanks for your interest in the matter.
Discussion 28 : 02/01/2014 at 08:08 PM
Maybe Oak can confirm tomorrow on his facebook page that his father -before he went into politics - paid EVERY party that contested in the elections lots of money to be sure he would afterwards always deal in the stream of corruption money......

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