PM condemns deadly PDRC attacks

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday night condemned the deadly attacks on the People's Democratic Reform Committee protest stages in Trat and on Ratchaprasong Road that killed a woman and two children.

“I strongly condemn the use of violence in recent days that has caused many deaths both in Trat Province and especially at Rachaprasong today, which is particularly saddening and disturbing since the lives of children were lost,” Ms Yingluck said in a statement posted on her Facebook page.

“My deepest condolences are for the victims who are injured and to the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives. 

“The violent incidents are terrorist acts for political gain without any regard for human life. The government will not tolerate terrorism and has ordered a full investigation by authorities to find the culprits and bring them to justice without exception.” 

The embattled caretaker premier said the use of violence was not a civilised way of living and not the way of life of Thais who are naturally considerate and empthatic to fellow citizens. 

“I would like to again call on all sides, that it is best to use peaceful means to resolve the political conflict through the democratic process,” she added.

The statement was posted by Ms Yingluck shortly after the PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban addressed supporters at Pathumwan intersection and condemned the perpetrators while blaming lackeys of the Thaksin regime for the attacks. 

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Discussion 1 : 24/02/2014 at 06:22 AM
There's a video on youtube showing red shirts cheering when being told of the deaths. Disgusting.
Discussion 2 : 24/02/2014 at 02:51 AM
If YS can tear herself away from Facebook, she might want to read the recent news from Ukraine.
Discussion 3 : 24/02/2014 at 02:17 AM
Posting on facebook. About says it all about this PM.
Discussion 4 : 23/02/2014 at 11:40 PM
How can this PM charlatan be so hypocrite? She only has to call her criminal in Dubai to know who's behind...
Discussion 5 : 23/02/2014 at 11:05 PM
Is she condemning them because they weren't more successful ?
Discussion 6 : 23/02/2014 at 10:31 PM
Blah, Blah, Blah and the check's in the mail. from iPhone application.
Discussion 7 : 23/02/2014 at 10:27 PM
I would not want to be a shinawatra in this country in the near future. Their name is mud and getting dirtier. Just out of curiosity, did the darling daughters return from their 5 days in London a few months ago yet?
Discussion 8 : 23/02/2014 at 10:17 PM
she is autistic
Discussion 9 : 23/02/2014 at 10:13 PM
Please ask Suthep, who is the person in MIB. He already have the answer.
Discussion 10 : 23/02/2014 at 10:06 PM
The PM didn't even feel this was important enough for her to personally appear on TV denouncing these attacks, and just let someone else post her supposed response on Facebook. How condescending and insensitive a response from her. She can't even take the time to be seen on television and expressing her concern for those murdered. This makes people wonder if she actually knows who is responsible for these attacks, and doesn't want to say anything.
Discussion 11 : 23/02/2014 at 09:59 PM
She still in Thailand ? I thought she had gone to Dubai.
Discussion 12 : 23/02/2014 at 09:54 PM
Condemnation? Too late, too few. “I would like to again call on all sides, that it is best to use peaceful means to resolve the political conflict through the democratic process,” Exactly what PDRC supporters are doing for 3 month. And now reds are coming and we can see the results.
Discussion 13 : 23/02/2014 at 09:40 PM
It's shameful that the PM can only resort to social media in situations like this, from the comfort of her safe house. She should be out visiting the victims.
Discussion 14 : 23/02/2014 at 09:24 PM
Her right hand obviously doesn't know what her left hand is doing!

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