Earlier today we posted on anti-democrat Suthep Thaugsuban’s remarkable statement that he loves the killers who seem to work for his cause. Now Khaosod reports that anti-democrat monk Buddha Issara is an extortionist.
The monk is pictured below counting the cash after having “coerced a hotel into paying him a ‘compensation’ money of 120,000 baht after the hotel cancelled his reservation.”
The standover monk reportedly “led the protesters out of their campsite on Chaeng Wattana Road … [and] eventually stopped at SC Park Hotel, a … business subsidiary of the Shinawatra family.” In an anti-democrat “tradition” of being above the law, a “brief fistfight ensued when a hotel employee took pictures of the protesters. He was instantly mobbed by PCAD guards and instructed to delete his photos, claiming that only registered journalists are allowed to photograph the protests.”
Prevented from entering the hotel lobby “to occupy the building,” it is reported that the Buddha Issara told the “managers that he had reserved 10 rooms in the hotel for his stay” and produced a receipt. Still the “managers refused to allow Buddha Issara to enter the hotel, [and] he [then] offered to book the entire hotel…, an offer the managers once again refused.”
The monk reportedly “instructed his guards to block entrances to the building instead. Fearing clashes, many guests checked out and left the venue, and the hotel management closed down the hotel entirely…”. The monk was offered a refund but he demanded “the hotel pay a compensation for wasting his time and cancelling his booking. He also threatened to file lawsuit against the hotel.”
This is how he came to be handling and counting 120,000 baht. Happy with the loot, “Buddha Issara declared that the protesters′ mission has been accomplished and ordered the demonstrators to leave the hotel.”
Bringing down the “Thaksin regime” appears to involve murder and extortion.