Suthep calls 'final battle' for Monday

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban declared last night that demonstrators will "blow the final whistle" on Monday to seize power from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration.

Mr Suthep announced at the government complex, the main rally site, that he would not prolong the protest any longer but would make it clear on Monday that demonstrators will "win or lose".

"It will be the final battle. It will be do or die for us. If we fail [to overthrow the government], I will give up and turn myself in to police," he told demonstrators.

Mr Suthep called on Thai people in every corner of the country to take to the streets on Monday to "regain the people's sovereignty" from what he said was an illegitimate government and parliament.

"D-Day time will be 9.39am. You, Bangkokians, just leave your homes in the morning and march along the roads, all roads in Bangkok, to the same destination - Government House, and we will not return here [to the government complex].

"For people in the provinces, their destinations will be the provincial halls. We will surround Government House and all provincial halls. We will not let this government do its work any more as it is no longer legitimate," Mr Suthep declared.

He also told those who do not want to join the protest march to stay home on Monday, as he predicted the traffic in Bangkok on Monday morning would be bad as he expected all roads to be full of people marching.

He said he and the protesters had fought long enough, "I cannot stand to see you [protesters] suffer any longer. Monday, December 9 will be the do-or-die day for all of us. If millions of people come out and join us, then we will win; otherwise, we will lose and that will be the end for me. I will walk into jail on the insurrection charge."

He said he will lead the march to Government House himself.

The government, he added, has adopted tough measures and violence against protesters so he did not want any of them to be injured or lose their lives, especially as there are many elderly people at the demonstration.

"I want to tell you the truth," Mr Suthep told the crowd. "No matter how much stamina we have, we may be wounded or die if we don't have enough people."

Meanwhile, the Lawyers' Association yesterday petitioned the Constitution Court to order the People's Democratic Reform Committee led by Mr Suthep to end its rallies and to consider dissolving the opposition Democrat Party.

Association president Narinpong Jinapak said he had submitted a petition asking the court to consider whether Mr Suthep, Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and the Democrat Party as a whole had used unconstitutional means to try and seize power.

Mr Abhisit yesterday accused Ms Yingluck of duplicity, saying her actions ran counter to her calls for talks with anti-government protesters.

It followed clashes which left a protest guard and two anti-government protesters badly injured on Thursday night and yesterday morning.

The Bangkok Emergency Medical Service (BMES) yesterday confirmed that two men, aged 18 and 35, were injured on Thursday night and yesterday morning during clashes between youths and protest guards at Kok Wua intersection.

The 35-year-old man, identified as Sornchai Tuksuwan, suffered severe injuries to his hands in an explosion, while the 18-year-old, whose name was withheld, sustained multiple stab wounds to his torso.

Mr Sornchai was sent to Klang Hospital, while the teenager was recovering at Vajira Hospital, the BMES said.

Klang Hospital director Chuwit Praditbatuka yesterday said Mr Sornchai was in stable condition, although some of his fingers may have to be amputated.

In a separate clash at the Finance Ministry, Bangchong Pengsakul, a 46-year-old guard of the anti-government demonstration, was shot in the left arm.

He was sent to Rajavithi Hospital.

All three of the injured have undergone surgery and are now in stable condition.

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Discussion 1 : 10/12/2013 at 10:53 PM
No to be honest, but in my opinion: holding carrots on sticks and populistic scams like the rice scheme is just the same as vote buying. And that problem is getting bigger and bigger. If PT is in power and mismanages taxmoney to assure their re-election, what's the difference with that and cash payouts? If they can make their voters happy without stealing from the rest, they can do whatever they like.
Discussion 2 : 08/12/2013 at 12:19 PM
Did you read Pasuk/Baker in the Bangkok Post this week they called the vote buying story "Dangerous nonsense". Read former Democrat Finance Minister Korn's comments at the FCC he plays down the influence of vote buying too. Nobody denies vote buying happens but each election that goes by it has less and less influence, Thaksin wins because of popular policies, a first class electoral machine and a third class opposition.
Discussion 3 : 07/12/2013 at 10:19 PM
If this rally fail, Suthep would be running away from prison and probably meet up Thaksin in Dubai, the hiding place of fugitives. Love to see them kick each others asses.
Discussion 4 : 07/12/2013 at 08:41 PM
Thailand has come to an 'intersection'.... one direction is about an illegal demand for power, the other path is a ineffective Government, hopelessly compromised by a power broker who is officially a fugitive from his own Country... no easy, clear answers, and no immediate winners. The path forward is dark, and full of pitfalls.
Discussion 5 : 07/12/2013 at 07:49 PM
We would be, unless it was like the earlier deadlines and just dragging the country on.... to where they did not say, but it does not involve elected governments or democracy. Burma, North Korea in line with People's Government?
Discussion 6 : 07/12/2013 at 06:39 PM
How to get rid of an undemocratic system using democratic means only?I wouldn't know, but it ain't with ballot boxes I'm afraid. As it has been true through the centuries: 'One needs to fight the iron with the iron, and the fire with the fire', 'One cannot overwin evil with good words only', and what about one from the reds' side: 'An eye for an eye...' Democracy is worth fighting for, it has never been given freely, and is never guaranteed to last when not fought for, IMHO.
Discussion 7 : 07/12/2013 at 06:30 PM
The UK voiced official support for the PT party? Hmmmm, so maybe that's why they banned Thaksin.
Discussion 8 : 07/12/2013 at 06:26 PM
You started well, but a bit later you draw hasty conclusions that might let one think well informed farangs consider Thailand to have a truly achieved any democratic content yet, and that the present 'government' might have come to power through the democratical process of free elections, quod non. Yes, as many I hope, I support Democracy! And that's just why IMO the country should get rid of this 'government', all the Shins &Co, and all the present political parties. Through the ballot box is I'm afraid, alas, an impossible dream...
Discussion 9 : 07/12/2013 at 06:15 PM
You'd better stop watching that Pinocchio cartoon again and again, it's only fantasy you know, it's only in there the puppet become alive at the end of the movie! Get real, Yingluck playing her cards, Yingluck pulled out the police, thing you're going to tell us she she can say something sensible withour reading from a paper or prompter, or, worse, that she really is the PM... (you didn't know many young people call her Pinocchio?)
Discussion 10 : 07/12/2013 at 06:11 PM
US Europe and UK have NOT voiced their support for this fraudulous government ! get your facts right , they have voiced support for a peaceful settlement….Quite impossible with Dubai cronies like Surapong I would say!
Discussion 11 : 07/12/2013 at 05:53 PM
I agree with you totally: the PM should move ...away, and take her family with her!
Discussion 12 : 07/12/2013 at 05:41 PM
Singapore is great! Always love to go there and I do. And one of the richest nations now. And - IMHO - Thailand was progressing just like Singapore, until the military coup of 2006, after that s hit the fan and that is like it has been ever since.
Discussion 13 : 07/12/2013 at 05:36 PM
I agree that things should be settled at the ballot box in a democracy but sadly Thailand isn't a true democracy. As long as there are people with influence over citizens in provincial positions, the vote will never be fare. People care more about what they will happen to them and what they get out of it rather than the country as a whole so as long as there is money or promises of money being thrown around people will vote for who they are told to. I am not saying this is only PTP although it appears that they have greater influences. Until non corrupt elections can be held Thailand should not class themselves as a true democracy.
Discussion 14 : 07/12/2013 at 05:33 PM
Hope not, for him, cause there's already a cue in front: Thaksin, Oak, ...
Discussion 15 : 07/12/2013 at 05:32 PM
Anyone seen Chalerm? Ah, no, sorry, he's not 'british'...
Discussion 16 : 07/12/2013 at 05:31 PM
You had two more lines of text available to tell us more about 'True Democracy', 'constitutional precepts' , and government elected through election, not forgetting it is Thailand today you write about though. And nota bene, nobody has any doubt Thailand is Constitutional Monarchy!
Discussion 17 : 07/12/2013 at 05:26 PM
Currently Democrat party is stuck to the old. Perhaps it would serve Thailand good if it was dismantled. they are major party instigating rebellion against elected governments. they haven't won election for some 20 years, but have been in power though, after military coups, and have caused so much violence - airport takeover anyone? and more than hundred people dead? Now Democrat party does have some good people, who are not like Suthep. They should come forward. Same goes for PT. Think about future of of this great country. Give people options. Accept democracy - alternative is like south america. PT and Democrats both have problems
Discussion 18 : 07/12/2013 at 05:23 PM
When the democrats and the movement they are a product of are so bad, please let us know why it is there that your 'great leader' started? Does the name Chuan (ah, when he would lead the protesters!) ring a bell?
Discussion 19 : 07/12/2013 at 05:20 PM
Why wouldn't you start 'reconciliation'? Get rid of Thaksin and the Shins, have a program with real democratic content, and you might get a real majority, maybe even in central and south. But you can't, can you? Because they 'own' you, maybe?
Discussion 20 : 07/12/2013 at 05:16 PM
Business first, isn't it? Why don't you try Cambodia, or Singapore? Dictatorships love profitable business. Democracies make to many problems about human rights and all that s..t. Take care (of your money), bye!
Discussion 21 : 07/12/2013 at 05:12 PM
When was there any 'civilized political process' in your opinion since Thaksin entered politics, please inform us?
Discussion 22 : 07/12/2013 at 05:08 PM
The PTP 'government'? They can't listen. They don't want to listen. They are not allowed to listen.
Discussion 23 : 07/12/2013 at 05:06 PM
Thaksin is playing this one to perfection. He allowed the protesters to occupy government buildings and make some noise. What are they gonna do, run the streets up and down forever? Make a new home in an occupied office? PT has the power, Thaksin has the money. They can buy themselves a democratic election any time they want and have the law on their side. The question is: how democratic is it to buy voters? I wonder if Suthep really will accept going to jail for this. I hear Dubai is pretty nice this time of the year.
Discussion 24 : 07/12/2013 at 05:06 PM
Not to hate the opponent? I think you'd better start that positive campaign with the red shirts! But I doubt you will reach anything, ...when they let you begin with it...
Discussion 25 : 07/12/2013 at 04:58 PM
For Thai politicians of all "colors", weaseling out is the one art form that they have perfected.
Discussion 26 : 07/12/2013 at 04:57 PM
'Bangkok ... much like Singapore' - thanks for the laugh.
Discussion 27 : 07/12/2013 at 04:44 PM
abbub You mean, as opposed to new elites like the current mob in power, with THEIR Gucci bags, fancy clothes, Mercs etc. If you still believe that what has been going on in Thailand for the last 2 1/2 years is democracy, then I feel sorry for you. What this is, is nothing more than two groups of billionaires fighting for power. The PTP are corrupt and morally bankrupt. Ditto for the DP. The criminal of Dubai and the rabid maniac leading the mob are both evil and out to destroy the country for their own selfish ends.
Discussion 28 : 07/12/2013 at 04:35 PM
I just came back from Bangkok a mth ago...right before the big protest...and i must say, under the current gov, Bangkok has flourished tremendously and wonderfully into a modern metropolis, much like Singapore.... What's good's a change of gov(protest etc) when the current one is doing a great job of building its own country.... Thailand is a wonderful place to stay in.....Pls stop fighting.....
Discussion 29 : 07/12/2013 at 04:33 PM
It was final battle last Sunday was it? Or Monday, or Tuesday? Khun Suthep, you and your undemocratic ideals are not supported by the People of Thailand and what comes to international community, US, UK and Europe have officially voiced support to current government. Please step down.
Discussion 30 : 07/12/2013 at 04:29 PM
Suthep says this will be his "final battle" and they will "blow the final whistle on Monday". If he keeps his word this should end on Monday. He won't succeed, so the real question is whether he will keep his word about ending this on Monday. If it doesn't end on Monday, remind every protest supporter that their grand leader promised that the protests would end and he would surrender to the police if his attempted putsch did not succeed by Monday. Don't let Suthep weasel out of this promise.
Discussion 31 : 07/12/2013 at 04:19 PM
some comments here about farang supporting suthep. You must understand farang is not one country and of one mind. There are many countries much more diverse than Thailand. People from UK, US, Canada, Australia, NZ, Northern Europe are more likely to support democracy. Being one of the above, I have never supported undemocratic governments and now in Thailand there is elected democratic government and any issues must go through the ballot box - election where every person has a say - which happens in Thailand now, but not if some suthep or military takes power
Discussion 32 : 07/12/2013 at 04:11 PM
How about the general strike from last monday: I saw everybody going to work as usual. When the yellow shirts realize Thailand people don't want them?
Discussion 33 : 07/12/2013 at 04:09 PM
Decent people storm government houses and fight a democratic chosen government on the streets? Let's hope Suthep speaks for one time the truth and he will turn himself in on Monday.
Discussion 34 : 07/12/2013 at 04:07 PM
Yingluck is playing her cards right knowing whoever overthrows her elected govt. is wrong. Suthep needs the army but they are sitting tight. Yingluck pulled out the police to prevent a bloody mess. Suthep is all by himself and the street people and how long can he last? The law and luck is on Yingluck's side. They will wait till the street people give up finally realizing they cannot win and move in to arrest him. Thailand will be back to normal and let us hope it stays that way 4ever !!!
Discussion 35 : 07/12/2013 at 04:05 PM
Is it humour or do you really live on Pluto ?
Discussion 36 : 07/12/2013 at 04:04 PM
Suthep is a power-hungry man who will under all circumstances, do anything to gain control of the government. In fact, I believe it's impossilbe to talk to someone who's main objective is to destroy democracy.
Discussion 37 : 07/12/2013 at 03:32 PM
Ged rid of the opposition so the serious opposition can form ? LOL So you condemn trying to take Yingluck out of power because she is puppet for a fugitive but in the same breathe say dismantle the opposition. How hypocritical can a person be . 11 million people voted for the oldest political party in Thailand . I would dare to say they care a lot more about Thailand than the Thaksin does hiding in Dubai splitting the country to get his tax money back .
Discussion 38 : 07/12/2013 at 03:24 PM
Suthep made the same mistake that many gamblers make, he hit a winning streak and kept raising the ante, he should know the house always wins in the end.
Discussion 39 : 07/12/2013 at 03:22 PM
Ohhh, Monday it is....Can't wait to see this, it will be interesting!
Discussion 40 : 07/12/2013 at 03:17 PM
Let's hope the * Final Whistle * will end this? Street protests is not helping the image of Amazing Thailand.
Discussion 41 : 07/12/2013 at 03:08 PM
I do remember the meeting, when Abhisit agreed to an early election which was accepted by the UDD leadership but vetoed later on the Great Leader's orders.
Discussion 42 : 07/12/2013 at 03:00 PM
"Meanwhile, the Lawyers' Association yesterday petitioned the Constitution Court to order the People's Democratic Reform Committee led by Mr Suthep to end its rallies and to consider dissolving the opposition..." This is the best way to counter Thaksin- get rid of the democrats so that a serious opposition can form. Re, "final battle", these things seem to happen more often than Monday.
Discussion 43 : 07/12/2013 at 02:46 PM
Well, may I ask K. Suthep, when will it be the last final? I've heard of the first final weeks ago and this one may be third or forth. And what do you mean by "overthrow"? Forcing the government to dissolve the parliament? That's quite an achievable goal. But...Article 7, so-called people assembly and all those stuffs broached over the past weeks...I say you'd better sit down and have a talk with the government. Now you may call me the utopian type, but seriously if you really believe all that nonsense can happen, the democratic reform through talks and compromise helped by pressure from this very same platfrom cannot be less acheivable.
Discussion 44 : 07/12/2013 at 02:42 PM
ooh another final battle Suthep? Do you think you play final fantasy game here?? thais simply need to choose, let the country run by PT shark or Dems crocodile? or pls let me know other better politician? barharn, chuwit, newin? So if you all think you can eliminate corruption, abuse of power etc by removing thaksin regime then seriously you need to see a doctor on monday from iPhone application.
Discussion 45 : 07/12/2013 at 02:22 PM
Decent Thai people need to wake up to the fact that dictators need people on the streets to oust them in a country where people are so easily bought. This is your last chance for many years to get out of this mess the red-shirts have put you in. If you don't turn out tomorrow to show your support, you deserve all you get.
Discussion 46 : 07/12/2013 at 02:15 PM
"are there seriously farangs and other so called "educated "persons to back this person"? Answer is NO.
Discussion 47 : 07/12/2013 at 02:11 PM
I don't like a corrupted PT Govt. nor TS family. But to play street mob rule to force the change and claim representing majority is not acceptable. Whatever the change the process has to be by the constitution.
Discussion 48 : 07/12/2013 at 02:08 PM
I take Suthep at his word: When he fails to overthrow the government on Monday, he will turn himself in to the police to face charges. We will know the truth in two days. It seems to me that Suthep is confused in his thinking: He believes that, on Monday morning, hundreds of thousands of Bangkok workers and residents will choose not to go to their jobs but will instead accompany him in the streets to Government House. To do what, blow whistles?
Discussion 49 : 07/12/2013 at 02:04 PM
Whats the foreigner who supports Thaksins excuse ? Growing up in a mature democracies they should be ashamed of themselves .
Discussion 50 : 07/12/2013 at 02:01 PM
People may not like it much, but if I was a betting man, I'd say the sitting Government holds all the cards here........ The next move belongs to the PM.
Discussion 51 : 07/12/2013 at 01:43 PM
khun Suthep, be more careful with your choice of words. The original was in French “C’est la lute finale” in Englsih "It is the final fight" and it is the very first part of the “International”, hymn of the communism, song of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and other leaders of what they called “popular democracy” all around the world.
Discussion 52 : 07/12/2013 at 01:21 PM
So it starts by Monday ? By Monday this person , evolved in corruption cases and member of a circle of influence who hasn't won any elections in 20 years, is going to cancel election results to institute a non elected "people's council" and start his "war" to "eradicate" his opponents in order to install "real democracy" ? Supporting or not the government is another question, but are there seriously farangs and others so called "educated" persons to back this person ? Sounds like the foreigners who were clapping hands when a coup ousted the "dictator" Allende to put in place the "savior" Pinochet.
Discussion 53 : 07/12/2013 at 01:08 PM
So if it is not about Suthep, chose an another leader for your protest. One who doesn't have the clear aim to make the country leaving the democratic process to install an not elected "people's council" to govern and "eradicate" his opponents. Today it is all about Suthep and his dictatorial demands.
Discussion 54 : 07/12/2013 at 01:07 PM
Are you a spy for the democrat Thaksin?
Discussion 55 : 07/12/2013 at 12:43 PM
And the police are doing WHAT?
Discussion 56 : 07/12/2013 at 12:27 PM
What K. Suthep is doing, IMHO, he wanted to become a dictator himself.
Discussion 57 : 07/12/2013 at 12:27 PM
It is just like an old drunk british in a bar, just shouting "the last one" constantly.
Discussion 58 : 07/12/2013 at 12:21 PM
Let the truth prevail in Thailand.True Democracy are attain through a constitutional precepts.Government elected without through election is not democracy.Thailand is a constitutional monarchy system ,not simply a power grab or people's coup...This will only leave a trial of blood and death.
Discussion 59 : 07/12/2013 at 12:17 PM
You mean the one who is actually able to win elections?
Discussion 60 : 07/12/2013 at 12:08 PM
I think you're right. The movement may go underground, which will be far worse.
Discussion 61 : 07/12/2013 at 12:05 PM
They only have 18 months before the next election to make a strong oposition to change the government. Maybe time to start. Right now they have to start from zero, because all the credibility is lost.
Discussion 62 : 07/12/2013 at 12:02 PM
Mr. Suthep, and his party (the democrats) don't want to take part in the democratic process, because they know full well they will never have the chance of winning. The last time the democrats were democratically elected, it led to the rise of such notable figures as, Mr. Banharn, Mr. Chavalit and last but not least the military installed Mr. Suchinda. If you think that Mr. Thaksin is such a bad guy, take a look at these three characters and I'm sure you will really understand how BAD things can be. My point is that the democrats did such a bad job when they held office, that these unsavoury sorts actually had a chance to serve as PM.
Discussion 63 : 07/12/2013 at 11:56 AM
its not about suthep,is about a regime run by a convicted criminal,who scraped into power,by vote buying,who,s performance whilst in office,has been a disaster,corruption is at its highest,now 102 nd most corrupt,a regime who are secret,non transparent,and its acceptable to tell small white lies,the insincere reconciliation bill,was disguised to whitewash criminals past,their legislative bills were illegal,to use parliamentary majority to rewite the chater was illegal so the silent majority ,the workers and the tax payers,came out to, rid of this illegitimate regime,who have made a mockery of their duties to serve the people
Discussion 64 : 07/12/2013 at 11:53 AM
Observation:Last Monday and Tuesday i was in the city center visiting a few offices, went to various malls and traveled with MRT and BTS. I could not identify that the call to go on strike had any effect. I didn't see any person with attributes to show support for Suthep. Calculation: 100,000 protesters is about 0.3 % of Thailand's voters. Opinion:If the last call from Suthep for next monday will have the same effect as before, he will explain it as succes. Many people are getting sick from riots, killing and battle between powerfull politicians. He started as a hero and ends as Don Quichot
Discussion 65 : 07/12/2013 at 11:48 AM
We are most relieved that Suthep has finally set a deadline for he and his fanatics' destructive disruption of the Thai people's lives and of civilized political process.
Discussion 66 : 07/12/2013 at 11:24 AM
How sad there has been a real chance that the silent majority made of people who work and follow the law would raise their voice and tell the current Government how upset they are but now this chance might be lost.
Discussion 67 : 07/12/2013 at 11:20 AM
Actually it is simple. The traditional elites think if democracy does not work in their favor, it must be flawed. but at the same time they want to make the rest of the world believe they are intelligent and modern. They have their Gucci bags and fancy clothes but the smarts?
Discussion 68 : 07/12/2013 at 11:12 AM
The farangs writing in to the Post saying that Suthep and his supporters are fighting for democracy have to be among the most deluded or misinformed people around. War is Peace, right? BTW, is this Final Battle part 6 or part 7?
Discussion 69 : 07/12/2013 at 11:11 AM
People have gathered to show their demands for more transparency in the government, but nothing was done to satisfy them. As the government, it's your chores to fulfil the people for their better life. So real electoral democrat government, why don't you work a bit, and come up with anything as a solution to fulfil those people purposes. Please you have to think for the people(even they're minority) and come up with anything better than suthep's people's council to enhance the transparency, and stop saying that you are righteous being against people, because you're not. Dictators only fulfil themselves and ignore the people.
Discussion 70 : 07/12/2013 at 10:45 AM
This movement is such a contrast to Mandelas attitute, not to hate the opponent. Its all they do basically a constant hate.
Discussion 71 : 07/12/2013 at 10:42 AM
Given that the single demand of the protests is appointed gov't by him and people he approves of, I'm not surprised, nor expecting much middle ground.
Discussion 72 : 07/12/2013 at 10:30 AM
He say 6 times it is the final battle... Please Khun Suthep, be credible.
Discussion 73 : 07/12/2013 at 10:27 AM
Just miss the Ride of the Valkyries. "final battle" is rhetoric... Sufferings. injurings, losses of life are reality. He sent already the soldiers for a (final) battle Thais/thais in 2010. Not enough? He want a civil war...he is responsible in front of the humanity and for the history if it happens.
Discussion 74 : 07/12/2013 at 10:19 AM
555, I notice you had to point out you meant Suthep because otherwise we would have assumed you meant the REAL megalomaniac who is actually responsible for all of this.
Discussion 75 : 07/12/2013 at 10:14 AM
He seems to think it's all about him, Will he accept responsibility when the rheteric on both sides get stepped up resulting in violence. Be quiet man. Middle ground is being sought.
Discussion 76 : 07/12/2013 at 10:13 AM
Excellent Posts...No Contrarian needed.
Discussion 77 : 07/12/2013 at 10:10 AM
I don't understand why Mr Suthep is calling for "People Power" but is actually wanting a decline in the Democratic process. I genuinely love Thailand but do not understand why they don't allow the elected Government to see it's Term through and then allow the "People" to vote for a change in Government if they choose to do so.... Shame to see this mess going on AGAIN
Discussion 78 : 07/12/2013 at 10:06 AM
Mr Abhisit certainly knows about duplicity and has proved it during his time as Prime Minister. Don't we all recall the meeting he had with red shirt leaders and the violent crack down that ended the protest (which incidentally was supported by the majority of Thai people) in 2010.
Discussion 79 : 07/12/2013 at 09:45 AM
Yes better we are run by a puppet governemnt that bankrupts the country .A fugitive hiding thousands of miles away will always have out best interests at heart right ?
Discussion 80 : 07/12/2013 at 09:42 AM
It's less than 10, so I take it counting is not your strong point.
Discussion 81 : 07/12/2013 at 09:42 AM
Yada Yada Yada, same same another promise that wont be kept.
Discussion 82 : 07/12/2013 at 09:39 AM
Lets hope Thaksin has the courage to join him in court too….
Discussion 83 : 07/12/2013 at 09:37 AM
This Suthep is hallucinating. He must have taken a lot of cocaine. You're not fighting for people and democracy. You are fighting for yourself, Suthep!
Discussion 84 : 07/12/2013 at 09:35 AM
What demagoguery. A time in Thai history is occurring. Mob rule or the rule of law? Maybe it is time for free elections where the results are respected.
Discussion 85 : 07/12/2013 at 09:35 AM
So Yingluck must only be calm until Monday and her government stays in power? I don't think the show will end Monday.
Discussion 86 : 07/12/2013 at 09:33 AM
You guys seem to forget what this is about: the country being run for the benefit of one family; the Shinawatras. If you want to see what the future of Thailand might look like, take a look at Cambodia. This is what Taksin would like to emulate.
Discussion 87 : 07/12/2013 at 09:25 AM
Let see who will have the last laugh, Thaksin's Supporters or the Good People who can not take it anymore. Forget about your votes buying majority 's claim. All the North and North East villagers knew so well. Most of them did not even know where the voting Booths are and look like. The Head of the villages took all their Personal IDs and exchanged them with money, given by the Party Representative, and voted for them. The vicious circle never ended. So Laughable Democracy in Thailand.
Discussion 88 : 07/12/2013 at 09:23 AM
running out of funds ?
Discussion 89 : 07/12/2013 at 09:21 AM
Unfortunately, this may be another historical moment in Thai history were the rule of law (e.g., elections) might be replaced with rule of mobs. I just don't understand why the anti-government people can't see the wisdom of elections and orderly governmental change. If you don't like the current administration, just organize and elect a new one. No need for street demonstrations in place of free elections. Elections show the will of ALL. Of course, when a party loses elections, then they can say this was some sort of plot or the electorate was ignorant. But such claims are self-serving and result in a broken political system. NO to mob rule!
Discussion 90 : 07/12/2013 at 09:17 AM
I suppose if Suthep does win he will pass some amnesty bill to keep him out of prison. Lets hope he loses.
Discussion 91 : 07/12/2013 at 09:14 AM
"The country and government belong to all the people not just only some group of people." Try telling that to the current regime.
Discussion 92 : 07/12/2013 at 09:11 AM
I have faith that the people will not allow themselves to be used as tools by this megelomaniac (Suthep). I could care less if he is ever jailed on insurrections charges. It would be nice for him to just go away and fade into obscurity. His fifteen minutes of fame are up!
Discussion 93 : 07/12/2013 at 09:08 AM
Why not just roll the VDO from last week’s ‘final deadline’, instead of getting all hot and sweaty?
Discussion 94 : 07/12/2013 at 09:02 AM
And then what? Mr Suthep will negotiate an amnesty for himself under the table right?
Discussion 95 : 07/12/2013 at 07:46 AM
One member on the DSI expert panel mentioned in the BP news on August 1, 12 as having linked to Pheu Thai was Narinpong Jinaphak, president of the Lawyer's Association of Thailand, now had a key role fighting to protect the rights of the red shirts detained in connection with past political rallies. Well, the game is getting rough for the Democrat Party and Suthep, an ex-Democrat leader. May reasons prevail!
Discussion 96 : 07/12/2013 at 07:39 AM
His party had lost to get the people's mandate to rule. Now, he says this government is illegitimate. Could he seize the ruing power by simply staunching a demo? How fantastic is it? Really , he can do it just like that.
Discussion 97 : 07/12/2013 at 07:29 AM
So by seizing power does that mean there is election on Monday?
Discussion 98 : 07/12/2013 at 07:13 AM
Sorry to tell you Khun Suthep but we are not coming for a people's council which looks a worse answer than what we have. Neither for a effort to create the conditions for a coup. We will come for a simple demand that the House be dissolved to return power to the people together with a promise that all parties - including the Democrats - respect and participate in any subsequent election and the Parliamentary process. BTW we are 100% against the Thaksin regime but believe that this can and should be fought and defeated at the ballot box
Discussion 99 : 07/12/2013 at 07:08 AM
Does that mean that there wouldn't be any more protests from Tuesday onwards?
Discussion 100 : 07/12/2013 at 05:41 AM
In the end sanity will prevail. The country and government belong to all the people not just only some group of people. We all will revert to normalcy and systematic functioning. It has been 3 D-days that you announced victory and nothing but arrest warrant. The day of mob rule is long gone. See you in court.
Discussion 101 : 07/12/2013 at 05:25 AM
Once again another Victory day for Suthep.
Discussion 102 : 07/12/2013 at 05:23 AM
Gee whiz, another D-Day? I've lost count of the number of times he has said this.
Discussion 103 : 07/12/2013 at 03:14 AM
Ah yes the final battle. Why don't I ever believe this guy? He's a politician and even he admits you can't trust politicians or was that just other politicians.

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