Ready to fight

Encountering risk - Khao Sod, July 28, 2008
The caption reads: Encountering risk - Almost 100 police officers close off the Chareonmuang Road, center of Lampang province, to bar the pro-government rallying group from facing the People’s Alliance for Democracy who hosts the rally stage against the government in front of the Seree Department Store, causing the tense atmosphere risky for chaos on July 26.


Daily News, July 27, 2008 - Cambodia withdraws Preah Vihear case submitted to UN - Udon Thani patriots rage against PAD rally stage, breaking through police ordnance-4 PAD critically injured.

Khao Sod, July 27, 2008 - Udon Thani-Buriram storming PAD rallies - many injured - UN Preah Vihear withdrawn - PM Satisfied - Hun Sen to discuss Thai

Komchadluek, July 27, 2008 - Bail given to Sondhi - PM bad mood for being blamed - Clash led by Udon Thani’s  pro-govt mob against the PAD - Minister’s brother partakes - Rally clash in Buriram ensues

Thai Rath, July 27, 2008 -13 injured as Udon Thani pro-govt staged rally against PAD - Samak discusses Hun Sen on Preah Vihear dispute retrieved from UN - New Foreign Minister name reported to HM for royal approval

Thailand: Protect Opposition Rallies From Attack - HRW, July 26, 2008
...“Thai authorities have failed to protect their citizens’ basic right to peaceful assembly,” said Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “By allowing pro-government thugs free rein to unleash violence, the authorities are putting Thailand’s fragile democracy at risk. Officials should investigate these attacks and hold to account those responsible for the violence, as well as any officials who failed to stop it...”

PAD supporter killed, 20 others in political violence in Udon Thani - The Nation, July 24, 2008
Udon Thani - A supporter of the People's Alliance for Democracy was killed and 20 others were injured when PAD-led protesters clashed with their opponents in this northeastern province Thursday afternoon.
Police said about 1,000 anti-PAD people armed with sticks, machetes and iron bars, stormed into try to demolish the stage of the PAD at about 1:30 pm.
PAD guards tried to fight back and the man was killed in the clash.
The injured people were sent to the provincial hospital.

Anti-PAD activist arrested on lese majesty charge - The Nation, July 22, 2008
...Speaking to reporters after the weekly Cabinet meeting, Samak said he had received a police report that Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, better known as Da Torpedo, attacked the highest institution during her debate at Sanam Luang...

Download Da Torpedo's speech

Police ignore duty to protect the monarchy - Bangkok Post, July 28, 2008

On the forum: Links to some of the articles in Phujatkhan over the last several days on this issue

On the forum: Decoding the words of Dah Torpido

On the forum: Bad language and the PAD


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