Film to honour late red-shirt hero who drove his taxi into a tank

From Truth Today, November 3, 2009
The title reads: A life in exchange for Democracy – Awakening Thais to topple the aristocrat [this refers to Nuamthong Praiwan, a taxi driver who died when he rammed his taxi into a tank to protest the coup]

Film to honour late red-shirt hero – The Nation, September 20, 2012
…To red-shirt Chulalongkorn historian Assoc Prof Suthachai Yimprasert, Thai history will remember Nuamthong kindly – despite the fact that only red shirts and those who opposed the coup value his sacrifice.
“The future will be different [when it comes to remembering Nuamthong],” Suthachai said. “It’s impossible to see the coup as legitimate from the future’s point of view. We exist in the bias of the present. It’s like the October 6, 1976 massacre; no one today says the killing was right anymore.”
Suthachai said what made Nuamthong unique was the fact he was a working class man and not from the educated middle class…

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One Response to Film to honour late red-shirt hero who drove his taxi into a tank

  1. Wisarut says:

    Assoc Prof Suthachai Yimprasert? That’s Ex-Communist man who REALLY never abandon his anti Monarchy ideology … You can see his own thought from the underground History of Communist party of Thailand published in Arts and Culture Monthly Magazine as well as his “Struggling to Rule Thailand” (Thai history from the decade of 1947-1957) he has compiled.

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