Thai forces out to stifle unrest after army chief sets election plan

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sedlenke wrote:

It’s quite sad.

Everyday Thai people struggle for a real democratic process, and they’re thwarted by obstruction, misinformation and coups.

This isn’t the first time a coup government tries to put a good face on autocracy.

May 31, 2014 3:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eric.Klein wrote:

19th century methods will not solve a 21st century problem.

May 31, 2014 3:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

No peaceful demonstrations, detainees and censorship, sounds like a dictatorship, and banning the Thaksin party supporters, resembles Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood. What’s next, mass murder of these supporters by the military too. A temporary constitution, interim prime minister and cabinet in a second phase, approximately a year, then finally an election, eerily following the Egyptian path after Mubarak’s overthrow.

Why? The minority (rich) want to retain the power and lord over the majority (poor). The needy of the world will always suffer at the hands of the wealthy.

May 31, 2014 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kpvr wrote:

It looks like most Thai people are happier with the junta than the Thaksin Regime and a tyranous government. Most of the people on the street to protest the junta are paid for. Some of them do not understand what is written on the poster they carry because it is English. Without any interference from the US and its subordinate countries, Thailand will be better off soon.

I would like to emphasize that Thailand is an independent country and not the US subordinate.

May 31, 2014 11:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ThomasThai wrote:

This is a dictatorship. The army and Generals have taken over Thailand. Nobody can speak freely. I live here. I wish I didn’t! DO NOT come to Thailand. The army and amart (aristocracy) have taken over. All the normal working people are now in fear of their lives from these brutal dictators.

Jun 01, 2014 2:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ThomasThai wrote:

This has become an awful country. No-one can speak freely any more. It is even difficult to post on media because the fascist army controls everything. DO NOT come to Thailand. They tell you it is all okay here. IT IS NOT. They are detaining people, smashing down doors, taking people away for questioning – e.g. from the Wororat Hotel (HQ of the UDD in Chiang Mai). This is now a fascist state. This country should be boycotted. Thank you Australia, that you USA for trying to impose sanctions.

Jun 01, 2014 2:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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