Suthep on Thaksin and PAD

1 12 2010

PPT meant to post this a couple of days ago, but neglected it. So just the quote from the Bangkok Post:

DPM Suthep [Thaugsuban] has also raised the gauntlet to thwart the planned PAD rally by urging southerners not to join the rally. Over the weekend he said that rallies by the PAD and its rival movement, the red shirted United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, have caused chaos in recent years.

Both groups have exploited spokesmen in the media such as radio stations, satellite television stations and newspapers, to draw public support for their movements and instigate unrest, Mr Suthep said.

We must be strong and not let the UDD and the PAD misguide people. Democracy is not about street protests or arson attacks instigated to pressure the government to do what they want,” the deputy prime minister said.

The rule of law must be respected and everyone must be treated equally under the law for the benefit of the country, not for particular people such as ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the charismatic leader of the UDD, or PAD-core leader Mr Sondhi [Limthongkul].

The two men were equally bad, Mr Suthep said.

As we’ve said several times, there is a fear of political mobilization amongst the bosses of this regime.



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