Luang Pu 'visits' Voice TV

Protest leader Luang Pu Buddha Issara has asked the management of Voice TV, the internet and satellite TV service owned by Thaksin Shinwatra's three children, to donate money to needy farmers.

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader on Monday morning led a group of farmers to the Voice TV offices, located next to the Army Club on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

Earlier, the monk had announced he would lead protesters to put pressure on businesses linked to the Shinawatra famiy, but did not say which ones.

When he reached Voice TV today, he found 20 policemen waiting there. He did not enter the building, and made his request from outside the premises.

He also said some farmers sitting-in at the Commerce Ministry would come to stay overnight at Voice TV.

The monk said the farmers were not happy with a commentator's statement that protesting farmers are not real farmers.

"If they [Voice TV] want the farmers to leave, they will have to allow them to broadcast on TV in response to the charge that they are not real farmers," he said.

Rawee Rungruang, leader of farmers from the Central region, said more will join them and he confirmed they might stay overnight here.

Starting today, PDRC protesters will split into groups to "visit" businesses linked to the Shinawatras, secretary general Suthep Thuagsuban said on Saturday.

He claimed the family owned 45 companies with total capital of 52 billion baht, with SC Asset Plc, a property developer, generating the most revenue, followed by Rama IX Hospital.

Mr Suthep said the PDRC would exclude the hospital and education businesses, but would force the rest into bankruptcy.

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 24/02/2014 at 04:33 PM
By the time theses two sides finish there will be nothing left.
Discussion 2 : 24/02/2014 at 02:56 PM
Any money collected for them is more than they got from the corrupt and thieving government and their cronies.
Discussion 3 : 24/02/2014 at 02:44 PM
Something must be very wrong in constitutional court and civil court. Warrant of arrest 13 protest leaders was rejected by court. Civil court granted the govt imposition of Emergency Decree but no protest dispersal allowed. People were allowed to occupy private property, is this an established society has nothing to say about it. And they want to make the TS's link companies go bankrupt. How about the employees predicament and plight they just ignore don't want to care about them. It is real sickening. A bad apple may spoil a basket of good apple.
Discussion 4 : 24/02/2014 at 02:39 PM
Who is the "real farmer" for Voice TV? This one in the red shirt and Thaksin tattoo on forehead?
Discussion 5 : 24/02/2014 at 02:36 PM
The red noses having a field day once again. Brassman, much better to spend the money for lawyers than what pt did with the rice scam budget.THAT WAS the money earmarked to help them and if it actually had reached them, a lot of the problems we see today, wouldn't even exist.
Discussion 6 : 24/02/2014 at 02:32 PM
Mir...I think it's only fair to say that Thaksin & Yingluck, through their arrogance and populist policies are making Thailand & Thai's poorer & poorer and just like Burma. If you truly understood what the Anti-Government Protesters are in the streets for, you'd realise that they want an end to the corruption & shear financial mis-management which is driving Thailand backwards.. It's simple logic really....
Discussion 7 : 24/02/2014 at 02:22 PM
Let us hope that Luang Pu will be as successful collecting funds from Voice TV as he was at the SC Park Hotel !
Discussion 8 : 24/02/2014 at 02:12 PM
I haven't seen anything of the sort mentioned in any respected international media. Perhaps you can cite sources with links.
Discussion 9 : 24/02/2014 at 02:02 PM
Is this not good?
Discussion 10 : 24/02/2014 at 01:59 PM
they are making thailand a battle ground , really they are not good for thailand they suthep and co are making thais poor and poor , did they do any thing good for thailand so far no no no they just want power and gain for them only ,they are really want make thailand as good as burma,
Discussion 11 : 24/02/2014 at 01:55 PM
Most outside media saying this is "Judicially Sanctioned Thuggery" only the courts and Army keeping suthep out there. Hope thailand can afford to have this mob on the streets for all time.
Discussion 12 : 24/02/2014 at 01:45 PM
The last money they collected for *farmers* ended up 'being used for *lawyers* to sue the government.

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