Thaksin tells Thailand’s red shirt opposition – ‘play dead’… for now – Reuters, September 20, 2015
[Interesting that the international media acknowledge Thaksin as the “influential leader” of the Red Shirts.]
From self-imposed exile, the influential leader of Thailand’s rural “red shirt” opposition movement has delivered a simple message to followers chafing at the military junta’s iron rule: lay low for now, don’t panic, “play dead”…
“At first we thought the drafting of the constitution, had it been passed, would have been the time to protest,” said Sabina Shah, a red shirt leader and radio DJ in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen. The radio station was shut down after the coup and remains off air.
“People want to protest. But they are afraid, despite facing difficulties and hardship…The economy’s been going backwards…”