Civil court upholds decision not to evict protesters !

In Thaiwonderland nothing can be normal.

Here is latest proof.

The Civil Court Monday dismissed a complaint of the PM’s Secretariat against the cancellation of its injunction for the eviction of protesters from Government House.

The court ruled Monday to retain the cancellation of the injunction, and thus preventing the authorities from evicting the protesters.

Initially, the court issued an injunction, requiring the PAD to move its protesters from the Government House immediately. The court also appointed legal execution officials to enforce the order.

However, after police clashed with protesters on Friday morning, the court cancelled the injunction.

The PM’s Secretariat the cancellation but the court decided Monday that there was no new conditions that would prompt it to decide otherwise. (Nation)

So we can assume it is perfecly normal and legal to invest and occupy by force government buildings, to prevent civil servants to go to work etc.

It’s totally surreal. And I’m wondering… Thailand might be the only country in the world to have such debate.

And this circus started on august 26 ! 😉

And to add another legal issue (?)… The PAD has “seized all the documents involving hiring, procurement and purchase of government projects kept inside the Government, Permanent Secretary Chulayuth Hiranyawasit said yesterday.” (Nation) !

Where “seizure” ends and “theft” starts ? 😉

Only in Thailand.

4 Responses to “Civil court upholds decision not to evict protesters !”

  1. 1 chinesethai 1 September 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I went to the Government House yesterday to see the protest with my naked eyes. The crowd was very peaceful and took a couple of pictures. Once in a lifetime indeed. hahaha

    However, having not read the details of the ruling, I am afraid the Civil Court’s latest decision would send a wrong message to other groups, particularly Nor-Por-Gor (Pro-Thaksin protesters). This could pose a serious problem later on in the future. They have already threatened to similarly break into, occupy, and even torch the Government House, had the next government turned out unfriendly to Thaksin!

    The Pro-Thaksin protesters currently camp at Sanam Luang (or the Royal Plaza), few kilometers from the Government House. These people went wild yesterday as they had a brawl among themselves briefly for the money promised earlier to be paid to each protester for showing up. I believe some of them were drunk too.

  2. 2 Bangkok Pundit 1 September 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Perhaps, we should test it out and seize the Civil Court’s building. We will see if they have the same opinion.

  3. 3 ThaiCrisis 1 September 2008 at 4:30 pm

    What about some private house ? I’m thinking… I would like to move. Something bigger with a large garden. In a nice aera of course.

    I’m sure the Civil Court would understand my needs.

  4. 4 Gloomy Observer 2 September 2008 at 7:11 am

    Ha ha ha!

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