Airport : PAD reinforces its positions… and new police chief adopts “peaceful means”

PAD called his supporters to leave the Government House (occupied since august 26…), for safety reasons (nightly grenade attacks)… but not only.

They want to reinforce their positions at the airport.

Retired Maj-Gen. Chamlong Srimuang, a key PAD leader, told protesters occupying Government House that it is better for them to leave the compound and join their PAD compatriots occupying Don Mueang domestic airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport, but for their personal safety and because the airports are more politically sensitive than the traditional centre of government.

Demonstrating at the two airports has proven more effective than staying at Government House, Gen. Chamlong said. (TNA)

You bet it has !

Meanwhile, the new Chief of Police (the previous one was sacked last week), has good news for us : peace. And negociations. And love of course ! 😉

Pol Gen Prateep said this morning (December 1) police has adopted a peaceful means to monitor PAD’s protests. It has planned to negotiate with the group. He also expressed confidence that the protest situation would be improving as time passed and circumstance, refusing to talk about breaking up the protesters which would be the last police’s resort to solve the problem which he insisted was not the right time yet. (PRD)

Oh my god, another lunatic, who just can’t say publicly that the situation is totally blocked and that a few days before the King’s birthday he can’t move his toe because he’s too scared... Of a coup. Of an early -or violent- retirement…

And anyway, he should explain to us how we can qualify the police’s actions until now ? Peaceful ? More than that… Non-existent would be appropriate. 😉

Last point, you might be willing to see the picture of the new Chief Police (caretaker actually).


A man of strong character. It’s obvious. (I love the medals ah ah ah).

The whole story is a tragic farce. The police can’t launch an assault.

From a tactical point of view, the government has definitely lost.

5 Responses to “Airport : PAD reinforces its positions… and new police chief adopts “peaceful means””

  1. 1 Andy 1 December 2008 at 10:33 am

    You wrote: “The government has lost.” That’s wrong, the whole country has lost, and will suffer from the effects of lunatic protesters combined with incompetent politicians for years.

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 1 December 2008 at 10:40 am

    I try not to take side. I just wanted to say that from a tactical point of view the government has lost.

    Now, of course, the country in a whole suffers and will suffers from this struggle for power.

    Because, we shall not be fooled, the airport blockade is only one “episode” of the crisis… The crisis will continue. And it could drag on for YEARS…

  3. 3 sukinblood Fromastone 1 December 2008 at 11:26 am

    This tragic episode has truly driven home that the ONLY thing that Thai police are any good at is …TAKING money (read monthly protection/ no hassle fee’s) off business’s or harassing drivers for so called made up fines.

    POLICE IN THAILAND ARE A CORRUPT JOKE…they should ALL be removed and serious replacements put in place that WORK for the people

  4. 4 internationalhardman 1 December 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I just hope this whole mess gets sorted without anyone getting injured. It would be good to see a peaceful end as it will show up the media who in the last week have made the PAD to be a load of baseball bat wealding thugs.

  5. 5 mark 2 December 2008 at 1:58 am

    Well, Pol Gen Prateep really looks impressive – young, dynamic, fit. Last night I watched a news program about some meeting of senior police officers. Some of them are so old and fat they can hardly walk.

    The previous night I was sitting in a restaurant near my home where two groups of younger police and military who were on duty, armed and in full uniform, drinking whiskey. Most of them were drunk.

    Thais and tourists alike can feel safe in the knowledge that this impressive group of Government workers, paid for by our taxes, are well prepared to deal with the PAD.

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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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