Trang PDRC forces out school boss

TRANG ― A school director in Kantang district has been pressured to leave the local area by residents who accused him of being a red shirt and not cooperating with the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

About 200 villagers and pupils’ students surrounded the Ban Nong Samet School in tambon Khlong Chee Lom at 2.30pm and demanded a meeting with its director Khamnai Suparb.  

The protesters said they were not happy with Mr Khamnai's role because he had never taken part in political activities organised by the PDRC leadership and supporters in Trang who had sought his cooperation. They claimed his behaviour indicated that he is a supporter of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). 

They demanded Mr Khamnai move from the local area within seven days. 

Surin Songmuang, vice-chairman of the Khlong Chee Lom tambon administration organisation, talked with the protesters and promised to discuss their request with Mr Khamnai. 

The school director later accepted the group’s request to leave the neighbourhood and the protesters were satisfied and returned home without any incident. Classes were immediately cancelled. 

Mr Khamnai could not be reached for comment.

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Discussion 1 : 23/01/2014 at 08:29 AM
come on, that's not democratic, is it? He's got every right to engage in whatever politics he likes, but ... the reality is that many people are harrassed by folk from the other side, this story just made it to the news. Geez, governments appoint their own all day long - what's the big deal? Why the hue and cry? So many on this forum have their noses out of joint with this? get real folks, it's a strorm in a teacup.
Discussion 2 : 23/01/2014 at 07:29 AM
Hello ursus. Can you tell me any country in the world that operates through true democracy or true communism ? I don't think you could, because they don't exist. Power obsessed capitalists just about covers all political parties. Its just the different in way they make us believe what they are. The PDRC do not come into any of these categories because they are totally anti-disestablishment. They want to destroy political policies.
Discussion 3 : 23/01/2014 at 07:08 AM
Come on he is a SCHOOL director and should not be involved in politics and with this act it shows the mentality of some PDRC instructions.
Discussion 4 : 23/01/2014 at 06:54 AM
The communist part is starting to show? PDRC is everything but communist. And by the way, real communists are better people! The PDRC leadership is just a bunch of power-obsessed capitalists, as well as the red shirt leadership.
Discussion 5 : 23/01/2014 at 01:39 AM
This is fascism plain and simple. The country should just split into 2 separate countries, (north & south) just like Korea.
Discussion 6 : 23/01/2014 at 12:29 AM
Well it's the same situation in any other countries when it comes to politic. Either you are with us or the highway for u. Democracy, reformation, transparency are all words used by politicians to gain power ...with power comes MONEY.!!!! But only in Thailand you need not wait for the next term.....just gather your supporters and protest every 2-3 years.
Discussion 7 : 23/01/2014 at 12:27 AM
These are chaotic times, people are sensitive and there's clearly a sense of urgency, especially after the declaration of the emergency degree - at least no one was injured and the school wasn't burnt down. In any event, small communities will be small communities. It's absurd to extrapolate this event into what could happen to the whole country.
Discussion 8 : 22/01/2014 at 09:25 PM
Why shouldn't they - that is their support base, just like the red shirts in the north and north-east with their red villages.?
Discussion 9 : 22/01/2014 at 09:00 PM
So this is the way these people operate in their own back yard. I can not wait to see what kind of reforms they want to implement in the rest of the country.
Discussion 10 : 22/01/2014 at 08:27 PM
I am not much of a Red's supporter, but this is totally ridiculous. Is democracy not supposed to be about respecting other people's opinion?
Discussion 11 : 22/01/2014 at 08:25 PM
I dont know why you would want to but if you want to be a red shirt there shouldn't be any discrimination about that .
Discussion 12 : 22/01/2014 at 08:21 PM
The yellow shirts show their real face now. Possible a reaction from the red shirts is underway. I think that the yellows are destroying Thailand and the democracy. Why the police or army not arresting suthep ,he's the leader of this gang. Poor in thinking the yellows.
Discussion 13 : 22/01/2014 at 08:03 PM
I suppose subcoman made a cynical comment. But as I see so many thumbs down I think not everybody understood.
Discussion 14 : 22/01/2014 at 08:03 PM
Wake up, Thailand. Please. There are millions of good people out there, make your presence felt. Stop thuggery, stop corruption, get back to the tables, find the solutions by discussion and resolve, not violence and intimidation.
Discussion 15 : 22/01/2014 at 07:50 PM
Do you mean real democracy like in Red Shirt villages?
Discussion 16 : 22/01/2014 at 07:49 PM
PDRC already started with their reforms?
Discussion 17 : 22/01/2014 at 06:55 PM
Suthep people are taking over South Thailand now
Discussion 18 : 22/01/2014 at 06:50 PM
A school director is there to make sure the kids get education and nothing else, obviously have this parents not a good education otherwise they wouldn't do this. They are a very bad example to their own children because when the kids have grown up they will do the same nonsense they saw their parents doing, cant see good future coming to the country of smiles.
Discussion 19 : 22/01/2014 at 06:45 PM
"The protesters said they were not happy with Mr Khamnai's role because he had never taken part in political activities organised by the PDRC leadership and supporters in Trang who had sought his cooperation. They claimed his behaviour indicated that he is a supporter of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD)." This is classic yellow shirt logic- either you agree with us or you're a crazy Thaksin supporting violent uneducated person. But we just can't make ourselves think the "people's council" is a good idea. The country is trying, like the lead character from 1984. But agreement doesn't come.
Discussion 20 : 22/01/2014 at 06:40 PM
This has gone way too far. Is now for the government, police and military begin to act forcefully to stop this madness before it becomes a civil war. What hatred there is out in the country just because you have a different opinion. This is not good at all and shows that people are not able to resolve this in a civilized manner.
Discussion 21 : 22/01/2014 at 06:33 PM
I wonder if anyone still thinks that the PDRC is any better then the red shirts.
Discussion 22 : 22/01/2014 at 06:31 PM
Fortunately in Thailand, there is the PDRC to install "real democracy"….
Discussion 23 : 22/01/2014 at 06:30 PM
... forgive them for they know not what they do. Stupidity at its best. from iPhone application.
Discussion 24 : 22/01/2014 at 06:28 PM
Poor guy. Now the communistic part is starting to show. If you don't follow the party, your not a brother, get out.

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