Communists for the monarchy and judiciary

4 07 2012

PPT posted a while ago on former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban who was running around shouting that:

… former Communist Party members are moving to turn Thailand into a republic run by a single political party. This may go along with Thaksin’s intention. Both have joined forces and are threatening the Thai people and Thailand.

We wonder what he makes of the report at the Bangkok Post that, outside the kangaroo Constitutional Court:

Several hundred people who in the past joined the armed struggle of the Communist Party of Thailand and later defected to the authorities under a government programme began to gather in front of the court on Chaeng Wattana road at 5am, in a show of support for the court’s judges.

 They are former members of the now-defunct People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

A co-ordinator of the group “said they wanted to protect the monarchy and show support for the judges, who perform their duty in the name of His Majesty the King.”

That is an interesting perspective and suggests that the emphasis is on “former” rather than “communist.” Reds for Royals sounds like a term for this lot. We imagine that Suthep is extricating his foot from his large mouth.



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