Suthep: Win-win result unacceptable

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Sunday night said the movement would not accept a win-win result for both sides in the battle with the government and that it would be victorious if civil servants support the protesters.

Mr Suthep made the remarks at his last speech delivered to supporters of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) at the Democracy Monument main rally stage at 10pm, just hours before the stage is disassembled on Monday morning and Bangkok shutdown is effectively launched at 9am.   

The muan maha prachachon, or great mass uprising, would accept no proposal or negotiation from the caretaker government or those linked to the Thaksin regime, Mr Suthep said.  

“In this battle, to lose is to lose, a win is win, [there will be] no win-win or draw result. Only one side will win," Mr Suthep said. "The defeat of the Thaksin regime means all politicians will know that from now on the Thai people will no more let them ruin the country."

“I am confident that the people definitely will not lose. But when and how we will win, I cannot answer that as I am not a fortune teller. I only know that we will not lose.”

He said the day most government officials ― if not all ― make a firm decision to back the PDRC, that will be “the day of victory”.

Mr Suthep told supporters that there would be eight main rally stages, not seven, for Monday’s rally as two stages will be set up on Chaeng Wattana Road, one of the seven shutdown locations.

He will lead the march of protesters at 9am from Democracy Monument to Pathumwan intersection which will be one of the new main rally sites.    

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Discussion 1 : 13/01/2014 at 09:42 AM
No win-win situation? It says everything about Suthep. He doesn't want any negotiations; all he wants is his victory at all costs with the support of the protesters, even if it leads to civil war! Sorry, Mr Suthep, you can't talk about a revolution of Thais, since your mob doesn't represent at least 70% of Thai population or at least the people who have the right to vote!
Discussion 2 : 13/01/2014 at 02:00 AM
Mr suthep will not accept a win-win result.My question then is to Mr suthep!why not accept the right way of an democracy,let the people of Thailand vote 2/2.Isnt that the right way to do in a contry that whants democracy
Discussion 3 : 13/01/2014 at 01:31 AM
Rich people buying off the poor to further their ambitions. I don't understand because I have a sense of humility. I would never force my opinion on another, no matter how ignorant they are. It's futile and when the other happens to be your wife, it's best to just shut up and let nature take its course. Good Luck all.
Discussion 4 : 13/01/2014 at 01:29 AM
I guess the blind followers even applauded him on this most silly statement. Only a mad man can utter "we will not accept a win-win result" - why are there still so many blind followers that have nothing to say anyway and hardly can judge what a win-win result is. It is so clear again what the self appointed anarchist Suthep really wants. I think with all the many mental clinics around there is not one in this country that can cure this maniac. Thai citzizens deserve to be protected from individuals possing a public threat.
Discussion 5 : 13/01/2014 at 01:03 AM
Democracy has shown it has worked well, that people can protest and pressure government to change, and they do change. Thailand will win when Suthep is go to prison, and change is made through the democracy.
Discussion 6 : 13/01/2014 at 12:45 AM
The Good and God loving people of Thailand want Change Now!
Discussion 7 : 13/01/2014 at 12:35 AM
"In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers." - Neville Chamberlain
Discussion 8 : 13/01/2014 at 12:21 AM
I assume you are talking about the Shiniwatra family ?. Because you should be.
Discussion 9 : 13/01/2014 at 12:20 AM
He merely wants the evil family to be kicked out!
Discussion 10 : 12/01/2014 at 11:45 PM
dont destroy thailand for your own benefits,

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