PAD’s “final war” – September 4-5, 2008

PAD's "final war"
September 4-5, 2008

PAD's "final war" - August-September, 2008
Earlier: High tension in Thailand


Samak denies he will resign - The Nation, September 4, 2008

Left: Samak's 7:30 am radio address to the nation as broadcast on NBT

Rumours spread Samak will announce resignation Thursday morning - The Nation, September 3, 2008

From earlier in the year: Cat lover? - Arun, Krungtepturakit, April 4, 2008
Loves the cat or does not want the cat to get the fish - The tag on the cage reads "Commander-in-Chief" meaning C-in-C Anupong.
[This cartoon points out the close relationship Samak is creating with the C-in-C--ostensibly to forestall a military coup. Samak, a well-known cat lover, keeps the C-in-C close to him either because he likes cat or he "does not want the cat to get the fish." This is an idiomatic expression that means "refuse to give away something that one does not have the right to have" perhaps meaning Samak does not deserve the premiership as a proxy of Thaksin and he does not want to let this slip away to the cat through a coup.]

Step down, now! - Bangkok Post, September 4, 2008
...When reporters asked you about the dead man, you shot back belligerently: "Whose side was he on?"
Your eyes tell all. The heartlessness. The cruelty. When you started dividing even among the dead, we knew we could not let you carry on...

More Thai-language newspaper headlines and editorials

And from Phujatkhan, September 4, 2008 - PM Samak signing the Emergency Degree with the blood of the deceased protester.


Front pages

Komchadluek, September 5, 2008

Samak turns the game to avoid Army resistance - Seizing back power to prevent Anupong from staging Coup - Orders forces to suppress the people

No resignation, No parliament dissolution - “Tej resignation is due to his wife” - Move on public referendum

Matichon, September 5, 2008

Samak call urgent Cabinet meeting, seizing power to order force movement on his own - with reference to 20 bills in his hand on hopes to balance Anupong’s power- 2 undergraduates shot injured on way to rally at PM residence

PAD's "final war" - August-September, 2008
Earlier: High tension in Thailand

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