Government House occupation : case against PAD delayed… 8 times

The prosection on Wednesday deferred until April 22 the decision whether to indict nine leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) over the 193-day seizure of Government House for a political rally in 2008.

The postponement, the eighth since Nov 18, 2008, was made at the request of the PAD’s lawyers, who said their clients were busy in other provinces. Prosecutors handling the case also said they had not completed their work. (Bangkok Post)

3 days… before the verdict in Thaksin’s case.

I mean how smart people can believe that… such grotesque “postponement” will not put gasoline onto the fire ?

Two solutions :
-they’re not smart
-they don’t care

… I think it’s probably a mixing of both.

The whole “justice” system is rotten and corrupted, used as a leverage for political gains.

There is no way they can make people accept an indictement of Thaksin and such blank check for PAD’s leaders in the case of the Government House occupation (and by the way it was not 193 days).

I know the 2 cases are different… but it’s a matter of principles.

You know the word that our dashing Prime Minister loves to pronounce : principles. Rule of law. Blablabla. 😉

Let’s be clear : Thaksin and PAD are guilty… Both of them.

But again, it’s hysterical to continue to prosecute Thaksin and meanwhile not punishing the PAD.

And what about the line from the PAD’s lawyer : “we are sorry guys, we are busy up country. Call us back. Or leave us a message after the tone. And don’t forget : up yours” !

I mean : even by thai standards, it’s simply huge.


7 Responses to “Government House occupation : case against PAD delayed… 8 times”

  1. 1 Bedwyr 24 February 2010 at 4:12 pm

    There are those times in life when you can’t believe your luck, and then there are those times you can’t believe your ears.

    I mean, honestly, there is a whole different level of incompetence. Here is Thailand on the brink of the abyss, and some complete ignoramus at the DPP thinks this is a real good time to announce they are going to postpone the PAD case. Again.

    Seriously, this is a work of absolute fucking genius by some clod in the DPP. If the Red Shirts got down on bended knee and prayed for a gift from God, I reckon it would look pretty much like this.

    Manna from Heaven.

    Sometimes in Thailand, you can only shake your head and wonder how Thais ever got to be this stupid. Abhisit must be chewing his own feet off in despair.

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 24 February 2010 at 4:16 pm

    The mistake is so obvious, the calendar is so bad, the finger so bold (imagine a big bilboard over the city : “UP YOURS”) that I start to believe that it’s a trap… designed by Thaksin’s supporters, in order to put gasoline onto the fire.

    It’s really unbelievable.

  3. 3 Insanity 24 February 2010 at 6:21 pm


    THAILAND’S Foreign Ministry has asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to monitor the movements of fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinwatra for three weeks on concern that he is using Dubai as a base to threaten Thai stability, said Thai Deputy Foreign Minister Panich Vikitsreth.

    The minister summoned UAE ambassador Ali Omran Al Shamisi to a meeting at the Foreign Ministry on Monday.

    Mr Phanich said he handed over a copy of Thaksin’s interview with Times Online and copies of interviews with Thaksin’s aides to the ambassador to prove that Thaksin was using Dubai as a staging point to launch political attacks against Thailand, reported Thai newspapers.

    He also claimed Dubai was considering a request to temporarily detain Thaksin before extraditing him to serve his two-year jail term in Thailand for power abuse, said the Bangkok Post.
    Mr Panich also welcomed as a good sign that the UAE court has asked the Office of the Attorney-General to translate all documents related to the case into Arabic.

    He told reporters after the meeting with the UAE envoy that he had requested the Emirates government to closely monitor Thaksin to see if he is causing a security threat against ‘key figures’ in Thailand. If Thaksin were involved with any incident, the UAE could expel him, he claimed.

  4. 4 antipadshist 24 February 2010 at 8:50 pm


    spot on ! and I would add:

    not only that, but also PAD are being REGULARLY interviewed and consulted by Thai Media (like recently – see on Nation Suryasai talking, giving his opinions). as if they are some sort of respectable and honorable members of society (say, as some ajarns or seniors, as members of Privy Council).

    these guys are CRIMINALS, fascists and terrorists.

    yet NOTHING is being done to persecute them. and yet they are being taken advises and opinions from, and those opinions QUOTED as if it was something alike prominent members or authorities.

    at the same time, the other group, the present time opposition, is being vilified, demonized etc. merely because they do not belong neither to elite (Amart) nor to middle (= muddle) urban class.

    what else to say here? BIAS is too damn obvious.

    BTW – f*** Thaksin. I don’t give a fart about him.
    but the ordinary folks who voice their concerns and for that being mocked, ridiculed, vilified – that is different.

  5. 5 fall 24 February 2010 at 9:39 pm

    May be Thaksin’s lawyer should say their client was busy abroad and postpone the hearing.

    Thai judiciary got too involved and tainted the perception of justice system. If people stop believing that the system can give them justice, they would stop following the law.

    The last redemption act of Thai judiciary is to throw the case out on ground of insufficient indictment. Or else, bloodshed is inevitable.

    Every countries that used court and military to retain power ended up with prolong instability and bloodshed.
    Why should Thailand be different from many countries in Africa?

  6. 6 Insanity 24 February 2010 at 11:50 pm


    The Department of Special Investigation has set up a team to investigate a rumour that five of the nine Supreme Court judges in the Thaksin assets seizure case have been offered bribes of one billion baht each…………

    More rumors for the DSI to investigate!

    Shouldn’t the DSI investigate rumors that the POLICE EXTORT MONEY FROM TRUCK DRIVERS & TRANSPORT FIRMS?…………………..Oops, that’s true, it isn’t a rumor, so no need to investigate nor any reason to do anything about it! 🙂

  7. 7 antipadshist 25 February 2010 at 2:40 pm

    but hey, Thai judges are fast enough for the case of soap case of popular singer Nathan

    well, perhaps that’s because he wasn’t as “busy up country” as PAD, but readily (or even eagerly – you know, as most of celebrities are, to boost up their PR) available anytime


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