Chuvit attacked by 'protester' (video)

Chuvit Kamolvisit, leader of the Rak Thailand Party, was attacked by a man while on the way to vote at polling unit 84 in Din Daeng district, reports said.

Mr Chuvit was walking to the polling station from his home in Soi Ratchadapisek 3 when a man dressed in black and with a whistle bearing the colours of the national flag charged at him, striking him on the left side of his head.

The man, believed to be an anti-government protester, was immediately apprehended by Mr Chuvit's guards. He suffered a head injury and then fled on a motorcycle.

Mr Chuvit reportedly said that he would not file a police complaint or hold any grudge against the man, adding that he only cared about exercising his right to vote.

He said protesters are wrong to obstruct other people from voting, and asked the media to convey his message to People's Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thaugsuban.

Those who do not like the government can simply tick the "no vote" box, he said.

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Discussion 1 : 02/02/2014 at 04:36 PM
Chuwit insults our intelligence by trying to pass this off as real. This is theater in its crudest form.
Discussion 2 : 02/02/2014 at 04:25 PM
I also think it is staged. I love Chewit But he is always looking for the limelight.
Discussion 3 : 02/02/2014 at 02:54 PM
Yes, make his day by voting for him. In fact, elect him as the next PM of this country. We need someone like him to fight TS; it takes one to know another.
Discussion 4 : 02/02/2014 at 02:37 PM
That looks staged to me just wanted to get face in the news look at me I got attacked and still voted I'm a Hero.
Discussion 5 : 02/02/2014 at 02:04 PM
Good coincidence the video camera was rolling as he was walking down the street to vote. Those MIB are so elusive and always make good their escape even from a number of bodyguards.
Discussion 6 : 02/02/2014 at 01:46 PM
"...immediately apprehended by Mr Chuvit's guards. He suffered a head injury and then fled on a motorcycle." Sounds like the guards administered a little street justice and sent the attacker away to live in fear.
Discussion 7 : 02/02/2014 at 01:32 PM
The video is a bit confusing. The bodyguards are attacking someone I can't see. Chuwit grabs another guy and pummels him, but that guy had his back to Chuwit when Chuwit grabbed him and was watching the bodyguards pummel the other guy. He wasn't attacking Chuwit, or even seemed interested in him, and he didn't fight with Chuwit when Chuwit grabbed him, at least in what the video captured.
Discussion 8 : 02/02/2014 at 11:18 AM
A man with noble sentiment has no grudge inside his heart. Rationally telling if don't like the government just simply tick 'no vote' box. Such as this man as Thai can be fully praised. Man in the black hurling ill intent of attack on those want to vote is simply a mindless hooligan.
Discussion 9 : 02/02/2014 at 10:57 AM
From the pics posted so far he didnt seem to require any help from his bodyguards. Gave the fool a good slapping. Well done, and well said K Chuvit!
Discussion 10 : 02/02/2014 at 10:42 AM
??? Is a no vote just a spoiled ballet. ??? If it is a spoiled ballet on purpose why vote? People dying to vote no. Another thing that does not make sense.
Discussion 11 : 02/02/2014 at 10:41 AM
Go ahead man!

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