Thaksin wants more support for the red shirts

28 03 2009

In another speech to UDD red shirt demonstrators through a video link (The Nation, 29 March 2009: “Join red-shirt protest, Thaksin tells people”), deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called on “people who had benefited from his government’s policies to come out and support the red-shirt movement….I call on you to rise up throughout the country to join the red-shirts and bring back democracy for our children…”. He also called for politicians from his banned and dissolved Thai Rak Thai Party to “lead your countrymen in the fight”.

Thaksin directed his attacks at the Democrat Party-led government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, “portraying it as pro-aristocracy and inefficient in tackling the country’s economic problems.” He told his supporters, “It’s time to return democracy to the people, or the confusion will never end…”.

Abhisit dismissed Thaksin’s complaints as “an old story.”

A clip from Thaksin’s speeches is available at the pro-Thaksin site Thai E-News/คลิปเสียงและภาพ วิดิโอลิงก์ ทักษิณ ชินวัตร วันเสาร์ที่ 28 มีนาคม 2552.



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