In an earlier post, PPT linked to the Democrat Party – the PADocrat Party – acting like thugs in parliament while their PAD allies rallied outside parliament. There are more videos of their parliamentary shenanigans here.
The Nation reports that the PADocrats have again been using Nazi salutes in parliament: “A group of Democrat MPs surrounded Somsak and tried to pull him out of his seat, while some started miming the Nazi salute in front of him.”
Of course, PADocrat supporters and yellow shirts like military-appointed Senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn blamed the House Speaker for the chaos unleashed by Abhisit Vejjajiva’s Democrat Party, saying that “it looked like Somsak was unable to control his meetings, as evidenced by last night’s chaos.”
In the past, the “Democrat” Party and its allies in PAD have tried to stop parliament from the outside, but PPT believes that this is the first time that the “Democrat” Party has attempted to close down parliamentary debate in this manner.
We expect that the disingenuous Abhisit, who always claimed that parliament was important, will now blame the Puea Thai Party and other parties for the actions of his party that threaten parliamentary government as the basis of Thailand’s democracy. PAD leaders must be very happy indeed.
Update: Abhisit’s response on these events is breathtakingly predictable and at the Bangkok Post:
“The incident yesterday was not appropriate and had affected the image of the Democrat Party,” Mr Abhisit said. “But there’s no need [for the Democrats] to say sorry since we didn’t do anything illegal.”
Abhisit blamed the government.
His buddy Thepthai Senpong, the (un)Democrat MP “said he felt it was his duty to stop the reconciliation bills, which would benefit fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.” He stated: “They are bills written by thieves, for thieves and I cannot let this happen…”. And he added: “I will sacrifice my honour to protect the country’s interests…”. Other PADocrats promised “more chaos” in parliament later in the week, saying “we have to do whatever it takes to halt the reconciliation bills…”. PAD will support and assist them.