“I’d need just 3 days to force the government to tender its resignation”

You think that you have seen the worst with Thaksin, Samak… Well… Wait for Panlop. The infamous General Panlop, responsible for the brutal assault on the Krue Sae Mosque (among many, many other… “things”)…

If I had done it, I guarantee that the prime minister would not have survived” said the general in august 2006 when he was fired, following a rather strange assassination attempt against Thaksin…

Well. Two years after, we can hear the same… big mouth.

If I become involved in the protests, I will need just three days to force the government to tender its resignation,” he said.

Panlop said he would participate in the PAD-led protests should Chamlong be taken into police custody.

But he said he considered himself an aggressive strategist unlike Chamlong, whose approach was moderate. (Nation)

Without any doubt this “committement” casts a very dark light on the PAD. Another one.

11 Responses to ““I’d need just 3 days to force the government to tender its resignation””

  1. 1 CWI Malaysia 29 August 2008 at 3:07 am

    Pro-Thaksin party’s election triumph creates more uncertainty. Society polarised. Read more at : http://asocialistmalaysia.blogspot.com/

  2. 2 chinesethai 29 August 2008 at 3:17 am

    I don’t agree with you in this case.

    General Panlop’s response strengthens PAD. Like Chamlong, he is a strategist. PAD’s ability to mobilize big crowd safe and sound so far would have not materialized without Chamlong.

    Samak is in deeper trouble now. To give you another development, Thai Railway Labour Union have indirectly joined to struggle to chuck out Samak by halting the operation of some key routes. And this is not for no reason. I’ll be back to explain the details why.

  3. 3 fdl 29 August 2008 at 4:01 am

    I just spilled my morning coffee while reading General Panlop will be joining PAD. With Panlop still free to roam (and assassinate), I could understand ThaiCrisis why you are so cynical about your fellow men in general.

    If Panlop is really now involved with PAD, I guess I should be asking Chamlong to refund to me the Baht xx,000 I recently sent to their cause. Has PAD now truly degenerated into advocating violence to achieve their aims?

  4. 4 chinesethai 29 August 2008 at 5:06 am

    I believe Chamlong is not so foolish. There must be a kind of deal made between him and Panlop. PAD would be foolish to advocate violence. Without guns and tanks, there will be no chance of winning by violence.

  5. 5 ThaiCrisis 29 August 2008 at 5:18 am

    -> Fall.
    This is what is thought : “What is going on ? ! “.

    I don’t know if Samak is now in trouble like wrote CT, just that the personality of Panlop + PAD = an elephant in a glassware shop.

    It makes me reconsider PAD’s actions and positions.

    Until now they could have the “nice role” : AKA a group fighting against a bozo government and Thaksin.

    Fair enough.

    But Panlop now ? ! ? !

  6. 6 chinesethai 29 August 2008 at 9:54 am


    Thai Airways’ labour union threatens a company-wide strike until Samak resigns.

  7. 7 chinesethai 29 August 2008 at 9:59 am

    Thai Airways’ labour union threatens a 2-day company-wide strike as a move against police beating protesters. They lashed out on Samak’s irresponsible leadership.

  8. 8 fall 29 August 2008 at 2:12 pm

    huh? Na-ah, not me.
    Yes, I got confuse the first time also.
    Nice knowing you, FDL.

    I agree Panlop is a dangerous man.
    He is a good covert-op player.
    But by jumping fore-front, he is playing politic now.
    A whole different ball game.

  9. 9 Anon 1 September 2008 at 8:22 am

    Here’s Pallop scenario: Police raid Government House to arrest Chamlong and Sondhi. Government House “accidentally” catches on fire. PAD claims the police are to blame. Coup or government falls.

    If you don’t believe this, ask yourself who was behind the torching of Nang Lerng police station in 1992.

    The problem is, after the above scenario, new elections. TRT/PPP/populists win. PAD restarts protests. Repeat until King passes away.

    After that, who knows: maybe that will end the nightmare dream. Or maybe it will take things to another level of madness.

  10. 10 ThaiCrisis 1 September 2008 at 8:36 am

    Your scenario sounds like the Reichstag Fire.

    As for your “Repeat until King passes away“, I think it’s what will happen…

  11. 11 Anon 1 September 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Long live the King! Although I really want this mess to end as soon as possible.

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