Thai protesters march again in bid to bring down government

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dmitry0 wrote:

The wild card in this drama in Bangkok is the students at the Thai universities. Having studied the operation of wealthy Western democracies like Germany, these students know that giving nearly free medical care to people in the rural areas of Thailand is appropriate. These students know that economic policies helping the economic lower classes is appropriate. Yingluck Shinawatra and her party, the Pheu Thai Party, have strongly advocated such policies.

(In Germany, people who are economically poor receive free medical care.)

Suthep Thaugsuban and his Democrat Party oppose such policies. He calls such policies “bribes” to “buy” votes.

If you are a student at a Thai university, you must act now to salvage any chance of Thailand’s becoming a wealthy Western democracy like Germany. You must hold massive demonstrations in support of Yingluck Shinawatra.

If Thaugsuban and his supporters physically attack you, then you must kill them. You must kill king and the rest of the royal family. With the tacit approval of the king himself, Thaugsuban is orchestrating the violent overthrow of a democratically elected government.

You, the student in a Thai university, cannot sit idly while politicians like Suthep Thaugsuban destroy Thailand. You must act now.

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Jan 05, 2014 3:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkmBha1 wrote:

Suthep is destroying Thailand… ENOUGH !!

Jan 05, 2014 6:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
Opal.z wrote:

The current government under the leadership of Yingluck Shinawatra claim to be a democratic party that has been democratically elected, but the Thai people do not want this type of democracy which comprises vote buying, intimidation at the polls and undeliverable populist policies that bribe sections of the electorate. Yingluck’s government, following in the footsteps of her brother, considers itself above the law and corruptly RULES the country, rather than honestly REPRESENTS the country.

The protestors know this and are incensed at how the Thaksin regime for so many years has corruptly exploited the country as a dictatorship under the guise of democracy and they wish to eradicate his influence once and for all.

They are passionate in bringing true democracy to Thailand and realize this can only be achieved by creating a new political democratic framework that outlaws corruption in all its forms.
During its construction they have proposed creating a TEMPORARY interim “peoples’ council” to act as a caretaker government. Upon completion of the new political structure free and fair elections could be held.

The very real problem however is that options are running out. The election office has advised it unsafe to hold elections, yet there is no likelihood that the government would agree to delayed elections whilst the system is reformed. They are all too well aware that a change to true democracy would be against their best interests.

If elections are held without reform and Yingluck’s government is returned to power, they will command no credibility and protests against them will continue. The resulting instability will cause havoc to the country’s economy and international reputation. The longer this situation continues the more difficult it will be for the country to recover.

Corruption is at the root of Thailand’s problems, something must be done now to cut out this cancer by introducing radical reforms. If Thailand was free from corruption, it would be an attractive proposition for good investors, who could bid fairly for contracts and licenses.

Jan 05, 2014 11:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Opal.z wrote:

The current government under the leadership of Yingluck Shinawatra claim to be a democratic party that has been democratically elected, but the Thai people do not want this type of democracy which comprises vote buying, intimidation at the polls and undeliverable populist policies that bribe sections of the electorate. Yingluck’s government, following in the footsteps of her brother, considers itself above the law and corruptly RULES the country, rather than honestly REPRESENTS the country.

The protestors know this and are incensed at how the Thaksin regime for so many years has corruptly exploited the country as a dictatorship under the guise of democracy and they wish to eradicate his influence once and for all.

They are passionate in bringing true democracy to Thailand and realize this can only be achieved by creating a new political democratic framework that outlaws corruption in all its forms.
During its construction they have proposed creating a TEMPORARY interim “peoples’ council” to act as a caretaker government. Upon completion of the new political structure free and fair elections could be held.

The very real problem however is that options are running out. The election office has advised it unsafe to hold elections, yet there is no likelihood that the government would agree to delayed elections whilst the system is reformed. They are all too well aware that a change to true democracy would be against their best interests.

If elections are held without reform and Yingluck’s government is returned to power, they will command no credibility and protests against them will continue. The resulting instability will cause havoc to the country’s economy and international reputation. The longer this situation continues the more difficult it will be for the country to recover.

Corruption is at the root of Thailand’s problems, something must be done now to cut out this cancer by introducing radical reforms. If Thailand was free from corruption, it would be an attractive proposition for good investors, who could bid fairly for contracts and licenses.

Jan 05, 2014 11:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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