The virtual state of emergency is lifted for real

Caretaker prime minister Somchai Wongsawat together with the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, Gen Anupong Paochinda, and the Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan, held a press conference to announce that the state of emergency has been lifted in Bangkok on Sunday. (Bangkok Post)

End of the pathetic comedy.

On september 2 Samak imposed the state of emergency, after violent clashes between PAD and government’s supporters (1 dead, dozen wounded).

Less than 3 days after, it was difficult to hide the ridicule of the situation : the police AND the army, basically, refused to follow Samak’s orders, refused to intervene, refused to remove PAD’s supporters from the Government House !

Hence, we had a totally virtual, non existent, state of emergency in the capital of Thailand… Talk about a laugh…

It was a first blow to Samak.

Today, with the official cancellation of the state of emergency, it’s of course the final blow to the ex-Prime Minister, the man caught in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So long…

Reminder of the next step : the election by the House of a new prime minister. It could happen wednesday.

3 Responses to “The virtual state of emergency is lifted for real”


  1. 1 FDL 14 September 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Thailand elects a new PM sometime mid next week.

    But the office of the Prime Minister of Thailand continues to be unlawfully occupied by PAD . . . so will the new PM continue the Thaksin and the recent Thaksin-proxy tradition of holding a mobile office?

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 14 September 2008 at 3:37 pm

    In Thaiwonderland such questions are irrelevant.
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I remind you that the “government” (ah ah ah) is planning to use… the old airport Don Muang… to relocate some of its services and departments…

    We have decided to find a temporary workplace because even if the PAD calls off the protest we need several months to fix the area“.

    What a buddhist teaching ! What a proof of humility. Instead of removing PAD protesters from the government house… they prefer to move the government somewhere else. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Tricky, huh ?

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/search/read.php?newsid=30083143&keyword=don+muang

    You speak about “mobile office”… it seems that it’s indeed the new fashion trend.

  3. 3 chinesethai 15 September 2008 at 3:07 am

    I am wondering if a foreign dignitary would like to visit Thailand and meet with the Thai PM. A group of protesters are still occupying the Government House, the country’s symbol of administrative power. Where else would they meet? At Don Muang Airport.

    And the Thai PM he/she will meet is just a proxy PM. The real PM is in London, UK, jumping bail and possible jail sentences.

    An embarrassment for Thai people, indeed.

    ThaiCrisis, this pathetic comedy shall continue.


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