Royalist no shows

29 01 2012

In an earlier post PPT noted that the inaptly named People’s Alliance for Democracy, associated with the disingenuous and anti-democratic Sondhi Limthongkul, and the equally inaptly monikered Democrat Party were organizing a ceremonial “reconciliation” as they maniacally declare an anti-monarchy plot is underway.

Jitphat or Chitpas Bhirombhakdi, a deputy Democrat spokeswoman and hieress to the Bhriombhakdi family fortune, called for a mass rally of people loyal to the monarchy and opposed to the Nitirat proposals on reform. Essentially, royalists were to come together to swear alliegance to the monarchy as if an absolute monarchy had been re-established in Thailand.

At the Bangkok Post, Chitpas is reported to have “led a public campaign against the movements to amend Article 112 by the Nitirat group.” She presumably wants to lock more people up. So too we assume does her PAD/multi-color buddy Tul Sitthisomwong who also showed up.

Interestingly, the Post reports that the “gathering, held at the Royal Plaza, was attended by around 50 people.” We assume that the ultra-royalists will be as shocked by this tiny number as we are, and they they will organize additional rallies to show that they are more than political pawns.

Chitpas, Tul and 50 others opposing lese majeste reform (a Bangkok Post photo)

Chitpas claimed

she was speaking on behalf of a group called the Facebook Network of People Who Love the King. She said the group would also gather signatures of people who disagree with the movement to amend Article 112. She said she understood the country has to change but changes must be based on sound reasoning, not malice.

Perhaps she should also explain how it is that the Democrat Party can for years associate with PAD and Sondhi Limthongkul, a fount of malice and venom against political opponents, outspokenly opposed to electoral democracy, and who repeatedly lies to the public for political gain?


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