More on double standards

11 01 2010
In the Bangkok Post (11 January 2010) the police seem to be making the red shirt claims about double standards for them.

The red shirts complain of double standards used in assessing Privy Councilor Surayud Chulanont’s occupation of land in a forest reserve and plan to march on the land. Meanwhile the police have stated that they will “arrest members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship if they damage a forest reserve on Khao Yai Thiang in Nakhon Ratchasima during their planned rally today.

Double standards? Privy councilor Surayud has built a house and planted gardens on 22 rai of land in the forest reserve and there is no threat of prosecution. If red shirts damage trees or occupy land there, they’ll be arrested.

No doubt the police will also confiscate red shirt banners that refer to a “Village of Double Standards.” That banner refers to “some villagers who have occupied reserve land on the mountain have been sued for encroachment, Gen Surayud, a former prime minister, has been asked to return his land without fear of prosecution.

It is estimated that there will only be few hundred red shirt protestors, but they will be met by 5,000 police, military and Forestry Department officers. “Back-up forces in nearby provinces such as Buri Ram, Surin and Si Sa Ket were on standby in case reinforcements were needed.

The UDD has called on General Surayud to stand down from the Privy Council.

Meanwhile, the UDD and its allies have predicted infiltration by agents provocateurs and trouble at the protest site.


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11 01 2010
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