Thaksin warns of 'country in flames' - Bangkok Post, January 20, 2010
Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday night again accused the Abhisit administration of a double standard on law enforcement.
“An activist who fought for landless farmers in the South, Somporn Pattanaphum, was shot dead but the government has done nothing to resolve problems of poor farmers.
“Instead, the Democrat-led administration has provided protection for the person who encroached on a forest reserve. If such double standards continue, the country will be in flames (บ้านเมืองจะลุกเป็นไฟ-ban mueang ja luk pen fai),” Thaksin said in his “Talk around the World” program on his website.
Thaksin said he was sentenced to two years in jail just because he had signed to allow his former wife to lawfully buy a plot of land in Bangkok, but another person could occupy a block of land in a forest reserve with protection from the state.
- Vintage images of King Chulalongkorn
- 14 Years Ago: Thaksin reveals his political successor
- 11 Years Ago: The Coup – September, 2006
- 11 Years Ago: The Coup – Newspaper Front Pages
- 6 Years Ago: After just a few months in office, govt pushing hard for Thaksin pardon
- Remember the bullet-proof child gods who led a brief Karen insurgency into Thailand in the 1990s?
- From 1989: An article in the NYT about Rama IX
- 6 Years Ago: Pheu Thai govt moves fast–Proposed law gives police power to shut news media
- The network of the officials who helped Yingluck escape
- All About the Royal Cremation Ceremony for the late King
- Who is left to burn Thailand?