Thaksin : “the end of thai people’s nightmare is not far”

Thaksin wrote a letter to the “international medias” to react after the 2 year jail sentence against him.

It’s a must-read. The ex Prime Minister makes some (easy) points.

I think the end is particularly interesting…

I do not know should I laugh or cry to see the direction Thailand is moving forward: a democratically elected leader was put out of job because he cooked on a TV show but those who unlawfully trespassed and occupying the government house got protection from the Court.

Whatever happen to me is a political driven actions collaborated by various group of privileged elites who believe in anything but democracy. I am a threat to them because I represent the principle of liberal democracy which promote hope and pride of the poor of my country.

Thailand is and will remain a great and beautiful country. Few people cannot face the face,obstructing the will of majority of the people. I believe that at the end Thai people will win over this struggle. And the end of their nightmare is not far.

“The end of their nightmare is not far”… What does it mean ? Which external event could end the “nightmare” ?… New elections ? We had elections in december 2007… and it didn’t solve the situation… So what else could “end the nightmare” ?

17 Responses to “Thaksin : “the end of thai people’s nightmare is not far””


  1. 1 l prao 24 October 2008 at 2:54 am

    If I am to guess what “the end of thai people’s nightmare is not far” more likely wins Thaksin Shinawatra will do Thailand a favor by flushing himself down to the toilet.

    But Thaksin does make a point with “but those who unlawfully trespassed and occupying the government house got protection from the Court.”

    But Bangkok Pundit, TJTS-Fonzi and New Mandala must be shedding tears of approval when Thaksin says with flourish “I represent the principle of liberal democracy which promote hope and pride of the poor of my country.” Take that Chamlong, Sondhi and PAD, hah!

  2. 2 chinesethai 24 October 2008 at 3:06 am

    ThaiCrisis:

    He means “the coming Passing”.

    He has said something similar before when he and his wife jumped bail to UK like “Today is not my time”.

  3. 3 chinesethai 24 October 2008 at 3:12 am

    (more)

    The passing of you-know-who will be the golden opportunity for Thaksin to stage a coup that will tear down the current Thailand Justice system along with his jail sentence.

  4. 4 ThaiCrisis 24 October 2008 at 3:16 am

    ->CT : indeed… I don’t know why… but I have the same interpretation. 😉
    But I’m aware that I might be biased… because it’s the core of my blog… since june 2007.

    But this time, it’s different.
    The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable… succession of King Bhumibol.

  5. 5 tj 24 October 2008 at 3:57 am

    What was NOT reported in the Thai media is..the day after Taxin was given 2 years prison he was interviewed on BBC TV London (south i think) he very happily said “England is now my home”

    So I guess he has become an Expat very quickly, hope he gets the same dumb treatment as most expats receive in Thailand

  6. 6 chinesethai 24 October 2008 at 4:28 am

    In the letter, Thaksin says….
    Whatever happen to me is a political driven actions collaborated by various group of privileged elites who believe in anything but democracy. I am a threat to them because I represent the principle of liberal democracy which promote hope and pride of the poor of my country.

    None of the world’s democratic leaders would dare to publicly symbolize themselves as representing the principle of their policial systems. Even America’s worst president George W Bush wouldn’t do that. Or communist leader like Hu Jintao wouldn’t do that.

    Only Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Pol Pot, and Adolf Hitler did.

  7. 7 paperback 24 October 2008 at 6:55 am

    Interesting stuff.

    “a democratically elected leader was put out of job because he cooked on a TV show but those who unlawfully trespassed and occupying the government house got protection from the Court.”

    He’s perfectly right about this.

    “Whatever happen to me is a political driven actions collaborated by various group of privileged elites who believe in anything but democracy.”

    Also true.

    “I represent the principle of liberal democracy which promote hope and pride of the poor of my country.”

    Oh my. Talk about hubris and being out of touch with reality. Well, I mean the part where he calls himself the representative. That liberal democracy would be a tremendous benefit for Thailand is certainly true.

    “And the end of their nightmare is not far.”

    No idea what he means. If he talks about the death of HM The King he’s plain wrong: that event would lift the nightmare to yet unknown levels.

  8. 8 Bedwyr 24 October 2008 at 9:59 am

    Fully agree with TC on this, the coming passing will be te catalyst as has been foretold.

    A little bordie tells me that said gentleman is already non compos mentis, and that all that passes during interviews is a monologue followed by a blank stare.

    Which brother Thaksin appears to know already, wonder how. And which would also explain the furrowed brow of brother-in-law after his recent interview.

    Interesting times playmates… that sound is the gentle fluttering of chickens coming home to roost.

    Bedwyr

  9. 9 chinesethai 24 October 2008 at 10:55 am

    paperback:

    Don’t you really have any idea what he means? I recommend you visiting…
    http://www.pantip.com/rajdumnern
    http://www.prachatai.com

    Those are the “must-visit” online places where Pro-Thaksin supporters and republicans (left and right) gather. I believe you have long been aware of it.

    Guys in kaki uniforms have taken Thaksin’s side. Miss Da Torpido was unlucky because she was part of the sideshow …. while Jakkrapob and Suchart Nagbangsai are at large. See something double standard here? But it is still understandable that Da Torpido’s ordeal was just part of the sideshow to fool the fools that Thaksin doesn’t really have such grand agenda. And it would also be naive to say that Jakkrapob, Suchart and Da have no connection with Thaksin.

    Dots have been connected again, again, and again to prove the ultimate political goal of Thaksin.

  10. 10 paperback 24 October 2008 at 6:03 pm

    No, I don’t know what he means. That’s why I wrote it. And yes, I do know both websites you mentioned. So I guess you are referring to Sondhi’s outrageous and phoney agitation that Thaksin is plotting to overthrow the monarchy and become president which is propagated by PAD devotees on those sites.

    But let’s just assume for a moment that this cheap propaganda would be true: it would be incredibly naive if not a perceptual disturbance of Thaksin if he really thought that such a thing could ever happen let alone anytime soon.

    By the way: what’s Da Torpido’s connection to Thaksin? Just wondering…

  11. 11 leeyiankun 24 October 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Sheesh, ChineseThai. Why don’t you just point him out to Samesky and be done with it! 😛

    Seriously, Thaksin’s agenda?

    He’s a bloody Royalist, for crying out loud!
    I bet he’s regretting it though.
    It was easy to see, if you take a step back. The only thing Thaksin was aiming for before the coup, was Prem’s seat!

    About that accusation(from the PAD side), if you driven a man to THIS extent, wouldn’t a tiny bit of his mind be considering that OPTION?

    May be.
    A Serious may be.
    That way for Thaksin, that is.

    It may even become an option for us in troubled times ahead.

    You might not like him, but you may have to take his side once this is over.

    Or may be blend in with the crowd to cast the first stone on to this country’s future instead? That is also an option.

  12. 12 Bedwyr 25 October 2008 at 6:54 am

    IMHO anyone who thinks that PAD does anything without the nod from Pa Prem is off their trolley. Anyone who thinks that Pa Prem does anything without a nod from someone else is similarly unhinged. Anyone who thinks that Prem sancioned a coup on his own is barking.

    Anyone who thinks Thaksin would be happy with Prems job is loopy.

    And anyone who thinks Thaksin is a royalist is just plain daft.

    FWIW.

    Bedwyr

  13. 13 Hoktula 25 October 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Bedwyr

    I think you should add to that list:

    anyone who thinks [at all] …

    otherwise, your rant’s got some decent improvement !

    I mostly agree with paperback & leeyiankun

    CT seems to be a conspiracy theorist obsessed with Thaksin and I bet he is a good example of “‘Democrazy’ fever” (as explained on philipgolingai. blogspot. com) – some sort of cuckoo for whom everything is Thaksin’s fault – even constipation or change in his sh1t color ! 🙂

    l prao seems likes word “but” too much. and gives an impressions of some mature seasoned notorious TV member. 🙂
    he looks like in team with CT – ‘Democrazy’ feverish.

    tj has made an interesting remark I’ve also seen somewhere mentioning of the interview. and it is true – it is not much discussed about.

    instead the big ‘talk of the town’ is Korn’s stunt of “open reply” to Thaksin. Fonzi has already dealt with it. 🙂

    well, one thing is sure: this letter did provide some entertainment though, huh ? I mean, so lively debate, and not only here – all over Kokosphere.

  14. 14 chinesethai 26 October 2008 at 10:46 am

    Conspiracy theorist? Why do you have to pretend to be so naive like that. Both royalists, republicans, Anti-Thaksin protesters, and Pro-Thaksin supporters have no longer made secret of what they are fighting over.

    Just visit both Sanam Luang and the Government House just once and talk to both sides of the crowd yourself.

  15. 15 paperback 26 October 2008 at 3:51 pm

    @ chinesethai

    What’s wrong about calling this a conspiracy theory? Bringing an end to Thai monarchy certainly accounts for being a conspiracy and it’s also a theory because this idea is based on gossip and not on facts. Sure nobody ever looked into Thaksin’s head. But you can make a fair guess if you think about probabilities. What does Thaksin want? Money and power. Does he need to became president in order to get it? No. Would it be very, very difficult to do so? You bet. His most effective weapon is popularity. But even among Thaksin’s supporters the number of real republicans is a quantité négligable. Thailand is still a dyed-in-the-wool monarchistic country. Thaksin would immediatly lose tremendous popularity if he would pursue such an agenda. This also explains easily why his opponents are so desparately trying to link him to a republican conspiracy.

    What would be in the favour of Thaksin on the other hand would be a King with reduced powers. He certainly worked towards this goal. But that’s a different story.

  16. 16 Hoktula 26 October 2008 at 6:42 pm

    CT

    “Conspiracy theorist” – in the sense that you seem to blame T. for EVERYTHING, to the most ridiculous extent. go read that blog post about “Democrazy”, or new post on BP to understand what I’m talking about.

    I am not interested in visiting either PAD or DAAD (funny – how both of them somehow end in “-AD” ! LOL ).
    I only try to follow up the development of the situation here and few other blogs coz Nation and other Thai MSM are too biased to provide objective news. and yes, I am pissed at PAD for paralyzing country in such a dire times of GLOBAL meltdown !

    at this moment on Nation there is a photo (#3) of Korn (who has got a CHEAP PR score by his “open reply” to T. letter) with caption:

    “Democrat MP Korn Chatikavanij criticises Somchai government of underestimating the ongoing worldwide economic downturn. He said it was not true that the crisis would not affect Thailand”

    what a clown !

    he and his Democrazies support PAD thugs who still ILLEGALLY OCCUPY PM’s office and don’t allow government to function normally, and the whole bunch of PAD hysterical toys-playing mob who follows Somchai everywhere (latest news – in Chiang Mai – does PAD have some sort of “hand-clapping Alpha-team of instant response” which they send everywhere anytime ? ) and neither pop-Korn nor Abheesit say nothing to them. and yet – here he rebukes Somchai for “underestimating” crisis ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    well, at least Somchai had enough courage and managed to go to ASEM and talk to ASEAN+3 about implementing and expanding “Chiang Mai initiative” – despite some fear mongers trying to prevent him from going there coz of some “coup threat” !

    and what pop-Korn did instead to help Thailand to cope with crisis ? perhaps his accepting money from junta (as Fonzi blogged on it) can be counted into helping with crisis ?

    I think if pop-Korn is truly so concerned about the welfare of Thailand as he so eloquently shows in his “open reply” – then better he and Abheesit make some efforts to restrain their fascio-thuggish PAD buddies and talk some sense into them about the reality : not true that the crisis would not affect Thailand

    otherwise he is just a big hypocrite who tries to get more CHEAP recognition !

  17. 17 dooda 27 October 2008 at 2:23 am

    “Both royalists, republicans, Anti-Thaksin protesters, and Pro-Thaksin supporters have no longer made secret of what they are fighting over.”

    Actually the pro-thaksins which show themselves to be republican is still minority, because the Thais that support a republican agenda is still fringe group. For example, if you go to the pro-Thaksin websites eg. http://www.truethaksin.com/index_th.php
    you will see the royal related things to show loyalty. Thaksin and others such as Jakrapob often also attest about their loyalty, wearing yellow and royal pin to go on TV many times up to now. Jakrapob also always claiming that the lese majeste cases against him is the smear campaign.

    Basically, if TRT/PPP reveal themselves more clearly that they republican, they would not win the elections… so in fact many of them spread the story into the TRT rural strongholds that they fighting military because they say in fact military led by Prem is trying to taken power forcibly from the King… for example see these two vcds that was spread in rural areas of TRT… these ones has been put into youtube with eng subs:

    In fact, we know that Thaksin use his large money to buy influence with notorious prince, whereas Prem has been laying the groundwork for possible accession by the more popular and well behaved princess. Thaksin’s plan is to install prince as corrupt puppet king in palace after accession while all the power will rest with Thaksin. This is scenario very feared and unacceptable to many in the traditional elite.

    So, the story spread to rural masses is as per the two vcds above, this keeps TRT/PPP support high, but the republicans know this is just tactic for getting election mandate (ie, just another lie to the masses), and then the power can be transferred fully to Thaksin, with prince puppet as king in palace after succession… then Thaksin will be to his rural admirers a defender of democracy, the poor and the palace… the only way to be in their hearts must have the palace element. I am talking about majority Thais.


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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.


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