Parliament violated (again)

21 08 2013
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A Bangkok Post photo

Yesterday we posted that the inaptly named Democrat Party had abandoned parliamentary politics to concentrate on street politics. It seems that they have now confirmed this abandonment with yet another bout of violence and thuggery within the parliament.

The Nation reported “scuffles” as Democrat Party members abandoned parliamentary procedure. It also reports that:

Pheu Thai MP Khattiya [Khattiyar] Sawasdipol and Democrat MP Nattaya Benchasiriwan yesterday traded strong words over the phrase “gibbon screaming”, which Khattiya had used to describe the behaviour of the opposition MPs…. She had said the opposition MPs sounded like gibbons, which made the Parliament sound like a zoo.

She was being polite. The Democrat Party blames others for their terrible behavior.

The Democrat Party’s thuggery, threats and screams are shown in the Bangkok Post.

Khaosod had a hard-hitting report, noting that the unDemocrats were opposing constitutional change that would have meant a fully-elected senate. The thuggery was because, showing their leader Abhisit Vejjajiva a serial liar, most of them wanted appointed senators rather than elected senators.

Abhisit’s people threatened the House speaker and attacked police:

After numerous fisticuffs and heckling and time-outs throughout the 12 hours session, the debate was finally brought to a close at around 21.40…. The sense of desperation was clearly in the air.

Part of the reason for the Democrat Party desperation is that their:

ongoing anti-government protests led by the People′s Army Against Thaksin Regime at Lumpini Park is also becoming more and more irrelevant, its participants thinning each day and its momentum lost.

The call for a coup is their last resort, says Khaosod.

Readers may know that this is not the first time the Democrat Party has used violence in the parliamentary chamber. Our earlier post on this is here, where we called it the PADocrat Party.

A Bangkok Post photo showing a Democrat Party member grabbing a policeman's throat.

A Bangkok Post photo showing a Democrat Party member grabbing a policeman’s throat.


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24 09 2013
Opposition fails, judges needed | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] A recent story at The Nation caught PPT’s collective eye for its statement that the “opposition Democrat Party, though experienced in parliamentary debate, has become increasingly ineffective…”. In fact, the party has failed and violated parliament. […]

24 09 2013
Opposition fails, judges needed | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] A recent story at The Nation caught PPT’s collective eye for its statement that the “opposition Democrat Party, though experienced in parliamentary debate, has become increasingly ineffective…”. In fact, the party has failed and violated parliament. […]

11 06 2019
Destroying Future Forward | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] elected governments. This was seen when its former attack party, the so-called Democrat Party, deliberately damaged parliament and went to the streets with the ruling class’s anti-democratic street […]




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