Police : “100 000 protesters now”… Abhisit in urgent meeting to “assess the situation”

The number of protesters has risen to be over 100,000 at about 6 pm Wednesday.
Deputy Metropolitan Police chief Lt Gen Jakthip Chaijinda confirmed the figure estimated by field reporters.
Jaktip said more protesters are expected to join the rallies at night.
(Nation)

And the funny man who said last week that everything was normal now in Thailand” and that “political stability has returned now “… well this (very) funny man has… to organize a meeting. An urgent one. To “assess the situation”.

Indeed, there is something to assess.

But question : what are his options ?

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva held an urgent meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Democrat Party head office to evaluate the situation of the red-shirted rallies. (Nation)

The rallye is massive. Nobody can deny it.

So what do we do now ?

Elections would be the only rationnal exit way.

But of course Abhisit can’t accept that, because his party would lose the elections.

Like they did for the last… 10 years, with a respectable consistency…. 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007…

How unfortunate for a “democracy lover“.

Abhisit is a loser.

So let’s see how he can make a link between his passion for “democracy” and the situation on the ground, and the fact that his party would lose ANY elections ?

I guess he’s going to need all the rethoric skills he learned in Oxford to find a solution. 😉

[the situation is tragic… but honestly I’m having a blast… It’s so easy to litteraly dismantle those politicians, piece by piece. For a very simple reason : they dress up the reality. It’s their job. Therefore they end trapped into their own lies]

18 Responses to “Police : “100 000 protesters now”… Abhisit in urgent meeting to “assess the situation””


  1. 1 World Insanity 8 April 2009 at 12:31 pm

    The deputy commander of Bangkok Metropolitan Police also told reporters:

    “We are worried that third parties may act tonight and may launch a bomb attack, but we have enough officials and also a large number on stand-by.”

    Dow Jones Newswires

  2. 2 fall 8 April 2009 at 12:34 pm

    If… an enormously big IF… Suthep and the puppet master allow the dissolution. He’ld probably call a snap election within 30 days. And the PPP(whatever-the-name) would most likely boycott the election.

    Then the cycle of life would be complete.

  3. 3 ThaiCrisis 8 April 2009 at 12:41 pm

    It’s crazy to speak like that. I remember the Interior Minister of Samak, the insane Chalerm, did the same trick.
    “the gang of New Year bombings could attack”
    Read here

    It was during… PAD protests. 😉

  4. 4 Tarrin 8 April 2009 at 12:47 pm

    fall, the puea thai party (thats the name now) wouldnt boycott the election, because they know that they will win, the cycle is complete when the yellow shirt came out after PT won the election. See how the circle works?? Dont forget the red doesnt have support from the court and the military

  5. 5 World Insanity 8 April 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Abhisit continues to insist that there was no threat to a summit of Asian leaders due to start Friday at Pattaya — the place where his car came under attack. Time will tell.

    China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue expressed concern over the protests but said he had “faith first of all that the Thai government has the ability to ensure the safety of foreign delegates and leaders.”

    The unrest has also prompted speculation that Thailand’s army could try to mount another coup, but powerful army chief General Anupong Paojinda dismissed talk of a putsch.

  6. 6 fall 8 April 2009 at 12:56 pm

    @Tarrin

    The Puea Thai party will likely win, but who will they put as PM? They simply ran out of player. More beneficial and send out a clear message to reset the table.

    Just as Abhisit had learned the hard way. It is easy to achieve power, but the hard part is holding on to it.

  7. 7 Tarrin 8 April 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Fall, in a parlimenary system, it is very unusual for a government to have a hard time holding on to power, you know that there is something wrong with the country that a government cant be in the office for more than a year. I think what thailand and its people need now is the change in very foundation of democracy where everyone is under the law, politician has the power to run the country but transparent, military doest stage coup every 7 years. Do i care who the PT will pick?? Probably not since if the cabinet is incompetent then people wouldnt vote for them, got to wait until a gear called “politic” run before the next gear called “economic” start

  8. 8 World Insanity 8 April 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Another insane move:

    In between all this excitement Thailand’s central bank cut its main interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 percent. The 1.25 percent rate matches a record low level last seen between June 2003 and July 2004.

    This cut further hurts income from cash deposits and dampens purchasing power. It will not bolster an economy hit by flagging exports and protracted political turmoil.

  9. 9 ThaiCrisis 8 April 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Yep… More on that later…. A perfectly inaudible move. useless. Just a small gift to the thai banks.

    As for their propaganda “The interest rate cut would help stimulate the export sector, central bank assistant governor Duangmanee Vongpradhip said”… it’s totally surreal.

    And this individual is… paid. A salary.

    I mean even for free, it would be a shame. 😉

  10. 10 fall 8 April 2009 at 1:56 pm

    @Tarrin

    Can’t say I disagree. In any system, it is also unusual to have a coup every 7 years(average). Subjecting everyone under the law is a definite foundation, one which seem to be shaken to the core right now…

  11. 11 chinesethai 8 April 2009 at 2:23 pm

    No surprise, everybody is already aware that the police is on Thaksin’s side.

    But didn’t you notice that today reporters from Channel 3, 7, and 9 on the scene were threatened by the Red Shirts just because they all gave the same estimate of 30K??!!

    http://www.bangkokbiznews.com/specialreport/red-mob/specialreportnews.php?id=407

    10K, 30K, 100K or 1M in front of the Chief Privy Councilor’s Residence, PM has to call an emergency meeting anyway.

    Once again I don’t think the number always counts as the sole powerful factor. Indicator? Turn on to ASTV now. The Yellow Shirts are not quite worried. No breaking news, business as usual.

  12. 12 Leopold 8 April 2009 at 4:17 pm

    The yellow shirts, I guess, are not worried because experience tells them that street protest cannot instantly force the government out of power. Thaksin, Samak, and Somchai lasted for months even with non-stop street protests. As long as there is no significant violence on the street, unaudited number of protesters does not really matter.
    Escalation by the UDD cannot be ruled out, of course, but let’s no get too excited. Thaksin wants to do an Ayatollah Khomeini-style uprising; this is just not it.

  13. 13 World Insanity 9 April 2009 at 5:56 am

    THAI PROTESTERS THREATEN ASIAN SUMMIT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090409/wl_asia_afp/thailandpoliticsprotest

    Thai protest leaders threatened to shut down the coastal city of Pattaya where Asian leaders are meeting this weekend, opening up a new front in their campaign to unseat the government.

    Speaking from their thousands-strong demonstration in the capital, rally leaders said Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s refusal to quit had spurred them to take bolder measures.

    “Abhisit should not get another chance (to host this meeting). If we have to shut down the whole town then we have to and it’s a warning to friendly countries that the meeting may not happen,” Nattawut Saikuar told reporters.

    “If there is any incident please be aware that we have no other option,” added another protest leader, Jatuporn Prompan.

    “It’s clear that Abhisit is unlikely to quit so we have to intensify our campaign further… We have to do what Thaksin said. We should not return home with empty hands,” he said.

  14. 14 Dido 9 April 2009 at 8:59 am

    What want Thaksin ?

    Seen on CNN :

    On Wednesday night, Thaksin spoke to the crowd in a broadcast, saying the movement is not about him.

    “It’s about our country, our people and the future generation,” he said. “We want a Thailand that has liberty, equality and fraternity.”

    Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite : these are the 3 words that are in front of each public building in France. These words are the Symbol of the REPUBLIC that was created after the french revolution. Sure that he knows that…

  15. 15 Prokster 9 April 2009 at 11:55 am

    Someone is going for broke aren’t they? Now the taxis, other grouos from the privinces not exactly tied with the redshirts.Oh dear. Tempers will be lost in cabinet. Guess who’ll lose the plot first? Porky southern person of queen maker fame. A bloodbath with hundreds of dead…. an overnight sweep and & kill nationwide…. can we really discount the almost absurd? This is hegenomy changing stuff. Who gave out the crack?

  16. 16 ray 9 April 2009 at 12:23 pm

    dido ,
    u hit the nail on the head!!! thats why its never ending.. red-yellow-red-yellow. the fight is not about who will be in power. the fight is about the structure of power/governence…

    right now most intersections in bangkok are blocked by taxis. nathawud already announce that we will not adhere to non-violence. what ever they need to do they have to do b4 songkran holidays.

    at the moment its semi anarchy in bangkok!!

    i expect violence tonite… they also have plans to march to the palace ( this is will be finale)

  17. 17 Bedwyr 9 April 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Violence must break out. The Thais will remain apathetic and intellectally lazy unless it does. The reds know this.

    Bedwyr

  18. 18 Tarrin 10 April 2009 at 3:40 am

    >Dido

    So you are saying

    Liberty is wrong
    Equality is wrong, and
    Fraternity is wrong

    is it??

    Anyway, god know what’s gonna happen tonight


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