Another blow for Abhisit : Foreign Minister soon to be charged for the airport’s blockade

It has been long… The police took 7 months to investigate the blockade of Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports… Indeed, it was a difficult case, with very few witnesses. 😉

Anyway, as we say : better late than never. Let’s just note that the Red supporters were charged a few days after the violences in april…

Abhisit was fool enough to name last december his good friend Kasit as Foreign Minister… an astonishing mark of contempt.

Kasit was one of the PAD supporters… He gaves speeches in Suvarnabhumi… and he said that the occupation “was a lot of fun”.

Now, let’s see how long it will take Abhisit to… let his friend down. 😉

People’s Alliance for Democracy leaders and other key supporters have been charged with aviation law breaches for closing the city’s two airports, Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi, during their drive to oust the government last year.

Among those charged with closing Suvarnabhumi airport is Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya.

According to the Manager Online website, 16 people, including PAD leaders Sondhi Limthongkul, Chamlong Srimuang, Somsak Kosaisuk, Somkiat Pongpaibul and Pibhop Dhongchai have been charged with criminal offences in relation to the airport blockades, the most serious carrying the death penalty. (Bangkok Post)

UPDATE

Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya will not stop working although police has obtained an arrest warrant against him, vice foreign minister Panit Wikitset said Sunday.

Panit said Kasit had informed Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva that he would continue working.

Panit said Kasit would return from a foreign trip in one or two days and would report himself to police soon. (Nation)

Classic defiance and contempt coming from thai politicians. Afterall everything is possible in Thailand. A Foreign Minister, formally charged, representing Thailand abroad, would be perfectly normal… 😉

4 Responses to “Another blow for Abhisit : Foreign Minister soon to be charged for the airport’s blockade”


  1. 1 Bedwyr 5 July 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Likely to aggravate the PAD considerably. This, combined with the assassination attempt on Sondhi will be making them feel very unloved, and rejected by the same elites that were behind them, and whom they now embarrass.

    PAD and Puea Thai have more in common than people think. Together they would kick some serious ass, though the problem of autocracy and autocratic mindsets is endemic within the Thai psyche so that will need to be monitored and managed.

    Bedwyr

  2. 2 Craignnat 6 July 2009 at 3:41 am

    Too bad Thailand will lose its first productive FM; this guy seemed to be the most active FM in a long time for Thailand. Oh well, back to business as usual in the Land of Smiles, where dirty money talks and intellectual royalists walk.

  3. 3 George P Tuckeer 6 July 2009 at 11:22 am

    There’s the elite and then there’s the über elite. PAD thought they were the créme de la créme of society and now realize they were used by the über elite.

    Hell hath no fury like a millionaire scorned (by a billionaire)

  4. 4 Balance 7 July 2009 at 9:09 am

    Mr Kasit should resign regardless if charges stick and the Dems should try and get former Ambassador to the US Tej Bunnag back in the Foreign Minister post. Mr Tej is highly respected with an unblemished record.

    After Mr Thaksin’s lawyer/Samak Govt Foreign Minister Noppadon’s dutiful servant bungling of Preah Vear, Mr Tej very reluctantly accepted the role.

    He resigned immediately after Mr Samak’s alleged ‘engineered’ state of emergency. Bring back Khun Tej (if he’s not fed up with it all already).


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