Suthep to sue Yingluck over election

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has threatened to take legal action against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for wasting 3.8 billion baht of taxpayer money because her government could not hold a successful general election.

Mr Suthep, secretary-general of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), took to the stage at Lumpini Sunday and told protesters that there were not many people at the voting stations.

"There were only 16 to 17 people at some stations, especially those in the southern provinces of Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Krabi, Phuket, Songkhla, Satun, Yala and Pattani," said the former Democrat Party MP.

He said the Election Commission (EC) would not be able to announce the result because of the very low voter turnout.

The PDRC had not obstructed anyone from voting and did not intervene at polling units. The "great mass uprising", or muan maha prachachon, only interfered with the places where ballot papers were kept, he said.

"After the protesters emerge victorious, the PDRC will take legal action against Ms Yingluck for spending 3.8 billion baht without listening to other people who disagreed with holding this election," Mr Suthep said.

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Discussion 1 : 03/02/2014 at 07:29 PM
Do you mean what the fugitive guy from Dubai has robbed from the people? Yes, 3.8 B is nothing but he is thinking a thousand times more to rob from the people again if his darling little puppet can just make his return journey home...
Discussion 2 : 03/02/2014 at 07:22 PM
Wasted is the right word...it should at least be giving to the poor farmers instead as the OAG has warned of the outcome....
Discussion 3 : 03/02/2014 at 02:20 PM
The election was not a success because of the poor turn out. Who is the actual cause of this? Perhaps Suthep should take legal action against himself!!
Discussion 4 : 03/02/2014 at 09:48 AM
Absolutely....both parties the same. ....only one has power...the other wants the power
Discussion 5 : 03/02/2014 at 05:36 AM
And Thaksin did not rob Thailand. ???
Discussion 6 : 03/02/2014 at 04:54 AM
he has lost the plot long time ago, then lost support weeks ago, lost protest stages hours ago... time's up for Suthep.
Discussion 7 : 03/02/2014 at 04:17 AM
Well, everyone no this Thai games, who stays long enough here. There is always something to delay something. But sometimes you have to make a point as a leader. It is like with small children, if you are not consequent in important maters, they will dance on your nose. The election got a date and with this it has be be held on that date. Mr. Suthep will always do something, to delay and delay and delay.
Discussion 8 : 03/02/2014 at 04:10 AM
I would like to see, Mr. Suthep is paying this bill, because he caused it, if the election was wasted money, which is not clear in the moment.
Discussion 9 : 03/02/2014 at 01:09 AM
Would have been a lot less trouble if the press refrained from using the slogan daily for weeks now, "Bangkok Shutdown," it never did.
Discussion 10 : 03/02/2014 at 01:02 AM
He's grasping at straws. He and Abahsit are drowning fast and delusion is the only thing that keeps the protests from finally being shut down for good. The benefit of these protests is that we have seen the true colours of the Suthep gang, and it's not any prettier than the Thaksin gang.
Discussion 11 : 02/02/2014 at 07:32 PM
The Government should be blamed. Those who blocking the election should also be blamed. The Government faces the political liability, and those who blocking the election faces the criminal liability,unless this country is not ruled by law.
Discussion 12 : 02/02/2014 at 07:03 PM
It is anyway small money compared to what he has robbed from the Thais, note: not spent. I remember reading about Hitler years ago. His last days in Berlin. He did not sleep much and was getting delusional...Mr. S told already to the press he sleeps only few hours per night. Other thing..when I look these people supporting him, I can see similar patterns..desperate, bit simple and empty minded followers. If asked what they think about the the politics they repeat they same mantra that Mr. S does. The latest news also shows that this is the end of democratic party as it is. Please reform yourself, cut the ties and connect with the people
Discussion 13 : 02/02/2014 at 07:01 PM
Yingluck faced a political tsunami disrupting any possibility of holding a constitutionally meaningful election. Now, if there had been a real tsunami or other nature disaster affecting a significant area of Thailand (not necessarily a majority of the population), would it have been wise to proceed with a process which could not produce a meaningful result? So here also, some delay might have had a more positive outcome for the country as a whole, so in the end a failed election process is Yingluck's fault.
Discussion 14 : 02/02/2014 at 06:42 PM
people of thailand have a rights for voting. but i believe who ever came out to vote this sunday was show's up that corruption always win's.
Discussion 15 : 02/02/2014 at 06:29 PM
And what do you have to say about your guards using war weapons?
Discussion 16 : 02/02/2014 at 05:02 PM
After Yinluck putting the wrong ballot paper into the box is it any surprise that people are not confident in her abilities.
Discussion 17 : 02/02/2014 at 04:56 PM
Dumbfounded...!!! I cannot believe this guy...
Discussion 18 : 02/02/2014 at 04:50 PM
Mr Suthep you have lost the plot, the only person's that will be sued is you and your elite PAD leader's. reason is you have stopped people from there basic democratic right which is to freely allow them to cast there vote. you will be sued for 3.8 billion bhat min and sent to a mental hospital because nobody believes a word you say.
Discussion 19 : 02/02/2014 at 04:46 PM
Yingluck does not care about the B3.8 bht of taxpayers' money, she only cares about her brother.
Discussion 20 : 02/02/2014 at 04:42 PM
Thailand, the country where everything is upside down. Does Suthep knows the results before anyone else? So the PDRC didn't stop anyone from voting -how is Suthep so well informed about the results but totally ignorant about the blocking by his mob of a number of polling stations? Thailand deserves an entry in the next Guinness Book of Records for the absolute nonsense expressed by Suthep.
Discussion 21 : 02/02/2014 at 04:38 PM
Let's assume for a moment that his statement that this is an 'unsuccessful election' is accurate, should he not take legal action against the people that are the cause of the problem?
Discussion 22 : 02/02/2014 at 04:35 PM
Self-delusion at it's delusional best.
Discussion 23 : 02/02/2014 at 04:33 PM
what a joke ..

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