We think former secretary of the Abhisit Vejjajiva government’s Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) Thawil Pliensri is a hopeless liar.
In areport at The Nation, Thawil is said to have declared: “There was never an order to shoot down red-shirt protesters in 2010...”.
Really? Live fire zones were established, but we are to believe that this was nothing to do with orders to shoot to kill or maim? Snipers were sent out to not kill people. How dimwitted is Thawil? Does he expect that his blatant lies are going to be gobbled up as truth by a public that is now aware of events?
Thawil mumbles something about “security officers had to arm themselves in order to deal with unknown armed men,” but that story is undermined by the failure of the authorities to identify these men.
Thawil babbles further about the Abhisit regime had:
followed the law and did not use force to disperse red-shirt protesters on May 19, 2010. He said they had only asked the protesters to vacate the Ratchaprasong intersection in order to make way for traffic. He insisted that it was the red-shirt leaders who had decided to disperse the crowds.
How was it, then, that all those videos of armed personnel carriers, troops firing and reporters and medics were murdered?
Thawil has done no more than demonstrate that he is an arrogant liar.