Feb 1st, 2010

Red Publications – February 1-14, 2010

Red publications – February 1-14, 2010
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From Truth Today, February 5-8, 2010
The headline reads: "Fortune" will flourish [when the time comes his fortunes will flourish] no matter how much others try to drag him down [they] cannot?

[The headline means something like “when it is the time
of his good fortune, no one can stop him, can they?”
If there is anything as ironic as a people’s revolution bringing back Thaksin, the ultimate tycoon politician, it is the Red Shirt movement getting behind
ultimate Thai "big man" Chalerm.
This article explains that if the Red Shirts can stop aristocrat-backed soldiers from staging a coup, chances are high that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, "nominee PM of the aristocrats," will not be able to keep the government together. It further claims that Chalerm might be a popular choice for a Prime Minister.
Another interesting part of the article is the family photo showing Chalerm and his controversial sons (below). It appears that each time Chalerm is lured back to represent Thaksin, the price is the political rehabilitation of his scandal-plagued children.
Chalerm was always third choice of the three Machiavellian politicians who could be counted on to exercise some control over a political party in Thaksin’s absence. First is Chavalit, second Samak. Overall, each is powerful because of their boldness and relatively high political status, but handicapped (and thus beholden to Thaksin) by not having an active political block of their own to lead.
Of course there is every indication to believe that Chalerm has ambitions to go his own way as party leader as we touched upon last week.]

From Truth Today, February 5-8, 2010
The Yubamrung family – Police Colonel Dr. Chalerm Yubamrung and wife Lammao Yubamrung (middle). The other 3 men are Duangchalerm (left most), Wanchalerm (next from the left) and Artharn Yubamrung (far right).

From Truth Today, February 9-11, 2010
The headline reads: The Northerners-Isan [are] "victims" of the Abhisit-led government

From Truth Today, February 9-11, 2010
The headline reads: Privy Councilor invades public pond
[Pictured is Gen. Pichit Kullavanich, who the Reds claim encroached on public land in Pattavikorn 2 village in Buengkhum.]
The headline at the top right reads: Abhisit ‘nominee’ of dictator, page 14

From Truth Today, February 9-11, 2010
The headline reads: The Army [is being] destroyed by soldiers who support the aristocrats

From Thai Red News, January 29-February 4, 2010
The headline reads: Robbing the nation is not enough – [let us] rob the 76 billion baht of the Shinawatras [too]

From Truth Today, February 2-4, 2010
The headline reads: The mistaken ego of the delusive boaster – Delusive boaster, creating enemies, hard-working loan taker, honoring the aristocrat
[Article criticizing the Prime Minister with a graphic depicting him as Hitler. These sorts of articles have become less common in the Red Shirt publications as attention has turned to attempts to attack the military instead.]

From Truth Today, Column: Want to have something in mind, Author: Nuttawut Saikua, February 2-4, 2010
The headline reads: Rallying the brave soldiers – preparing to fight the soldiers crazy for a coup

From Truth Today, February 2-4, 2010
The headline reads: [To] betray! – The aristocrat party
[At right are the three Red Shirt leaders Veera Musikapong, Nuttawut Saikua and Jatuporn Prompan. At left are banned politician and former Chart Thai Party Banharn Silapa-archa and disbanded Matchimathippataya Party leader Somsak Thepsuthin. The five men in the pictures below from left to right are: Pradit Pataraprasit (Ruamjaithai Chartpattana Secretary-General), Chumpol Silapa-archa (Tourism Minister), Chanchai Chairungruang (Industry Minister), Suwit Khunkitti (Natural Resources and Environment Minister) and Chawarat Charnveerakul(Interior Minister)
This article
plays up the rift between the Democrats and their coalition partners over the proposed constitutional amendments. It suggests that the coalition partners will pull out of the government over the disagreement. Ironically, the Red Shirts and Pheu Thai also oppose the constitutional amendments, but for different reasons than the Democrats.]

From Voice of Taksin, February, 2010
The headline reads: Clue of M79 – From Prem to Pok [Anupong]

[The images show Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol ("Seh Daeng," left) shooting a grenade at Commander-in-Chief Anupong Paojinda (right). Here it is implied that top figures are under threat of assassination for crossing Thaksin.
The military has never tolerated this sort of open provocation in the past. Their restraint, compared to their actions in the past, is quite extraordinary and points to their adherence to a longer-term goal of waiting out and diminishing the Thaksin threat instead of aggravating it.]

From Voice of Taksin, February, 2010
The headline reads: The professional ethics of the press, where has it gone?
[This article criticizes the media that is used as a tool of anti-Thaksin groups.]

From Voice of Taksin, February, 2010
The headline reads: the man of god of Lanna, Kru Ba Srivichai [Another article on brave religious rebels of the North.]

From Voice of Taksin, Column: Kom Kwam Kit, Author: Jit Pollajan, February, 2010
The headline reads: The Privy councilors and the bad woman –
The small word is read “the matter of enticing the aristocrats, some woman is known to be a pretty skillful”
[Accuses Privy Council members of licentiousness and uses a number of traditional Thai insults and curses to criticize Privy Council members who are thought to oppose Thaksin.]

From Voice of Taksin, February, 2010
The headline reads: Missing fighting fellow – Jakrapob Penkiar

From Voice of Taksin, February, 2010
The quotes from the back cover reads: I cannot allow you people fight alone, if any coup occurs, I will establish an exile government.
– Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra’s phone at Khao Soi Dao on January 23, 2010

From Voice of Taksin, February, 2010
The headline reads: The ashamed privy councilors –
The role model of two standards
[The two figures are Gen. Prem Tinasulanonda and Gen. Surayuth Chullanont.]

 

From Thai Red News, Column: Red USA, February 5-11, 2010
The headline reads: Declaration of Red in U.S.A. – Issue: the protest against Thai representative of the aristocrat government in the US – Mr. Alongkorn Pollabutra

From Thai Red News, February 5-11, 2010
The headline reads: Sae Daeng – Super soldier of Democracy!

From Thai Red News, February 5-11, 2010
The headline reads: Opposing…the coup!!! Robbing 76 billion?
The headlines along the left side:

Who is who in the coup team
– Sae Daeng – Super soldier of Democracy
– Justice reform – The asset seizure of political post holders is impractical
– How to reform the Democracy in Thailand successfully? – Special report

From Truth Today, February 5-8, 2010
The headline reads: The Army – college students [intellectuals] are awakened – Raising the flag! To oppose the coup
[Refers to recent protest a group of Red Shirt students made at the U.S. embassy reading a statement to oppose the alleged coup. For comparison, an earlier Truth Today cover lamented the lack of left-wing student activists coming out to support Thaksin.]

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