Suthep charged with making unlawful, impossible proposals


BANGKOK, Dec 10 – Caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri said today that the resignation of the caretaker government including prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra would be a breach of the Constitution.

Flatly rejecting protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban’s demand for Ms Yingluck to relinquish the caretaker position, he said the caretaker Cabinet members are bound by the royal decree to assume their responsibilities and their resignations would be in violation of the charter.

The stipulation (on a caretaker government) is clearly stated in Section 181 of the Constitution to avoid vacuum in the country’s administration, he explained.

Mr Chaikasem said Mr Suthep’s proposals on an interim government and people’s council were unlawful.

Mr Suthep is not empowered to issue orders to Cabinet members, civil servants and government officials, or set up a volunteer unit to work in place of the police, he said.

He said Mr Suthep is violating the royal power in announcing the formation of a government and Cabinet while the present administration remains in charge.

The caretaker justice minister said the authorities would arrest Mr Suthep on insurrection charges if they could approach him.

Somsak Kiatsuranond, former Parliament president, said Mr Suthep should be realistic and abide by the charter in making political proposals and resolutions for the country.

He called for dialogues to find acceptable frameworks before the general election is held, saying it would be worrisome if the Democrat Party boycotts the upcoming polls. (MCOT online news)

THAILAND ACADEMICS : Statement of the Assembly for the Defense of Democracy (AFDD)

Statement of the Assembly for the Defense of Democracy (AFDD)

Tue, 10/12/2013 – 23:07 | by prachatai

On 2 December 2013, the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) issued their fourth statement, accompanied by a proposal from the group of demonstrators who use the name “The People’s Democratic Reform of Council,” or PDRC, and one group of academics, which called on the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to take unconstitutional and undemocratic action. In response, and in order to mitigate against the causing of confusion among the people which may lead the political crisis to grow in severity and violence, and to protect against the destruction of the democratic system, we – academics, intellectuals, writers, students, civil servants, and ordinary people – have joined together as the Assembly for the Defense of Democracy (AFDD).  We are compelled to dispute the aforementioned proposal on the following points.
Assembly for the Defense of Democracy (AFDD)
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The Establishment of a “People’s Council” by virtue of Article 3 of the Constitution
1. The group of demonstrators who use the name “The People’s Democratic Reform Council,” or PDRC and one group of academics claimed that the Parliament and the Government lack legitimacy and are invalid as a result of not accepting the authority of the Constitutional Court.  Therefore, in line with Article 69 of the Constitution, the people have the right to oppose the government. This claim is incorrect and is an untenable stretch of imagination. In other words, the claim that the Parliament or the Government announced that they denied the authority of the Constitutional Court is not backed up by facts. Only the Pheu Thai Party and some Members of Parliament announced that they did not accept the “ruling” of the Constitutional Court regarding the constitutional amendment on the matter of the members of the Senate.
 As for the matter of those who refer to paragraph 5, Article 216 of the Constitution, which stipulates that, “The decision of the Constitutional Court shall be deemed final and binding on the National Assembly, Council of Ministers, Courts and other state organs,” and note that therefore, when the Parliament or the Government does not accept the ruling of the Constitutional Court it then violates the Constitution, and causes the Parliament and Government to lack legitimacy and to be invalid, we think that rulings of the Constitutional Court that are to be held as absolute and binding for state organs must be lawfully decided and in line with Article 197 of the Constitution. These rulings must be a use of authority that is constitutionally-determined, not an unconstitutional or arbitrary use of authority.
In this case, it is apparent that the Constitutional Court accepted and ruled on the petition without the Constitutional basis to do so. Therefore, the Constitutional Court ruling in this case is unconstitutional and cannot be held to be a ruling in the meaning specified in paragraph five, Article 216 of the Constitution. The ruling is meaningless and does not have binding legal consequence on the Parliament, Council of Ministers, Court, or state organs. The claim that this is an instance of the Parliament and the Government not accepting a ruling of the Constitutional Court, and deploying this as a reason to use one’s right to protest, should be disregarded. Continue reading “THAILAND ACADEMICS : Statement of the Assembly for the Defense of Democracy (AFDD)”

Protest leader Suthep declares the government null and void-โดยระบุว่า ตามคำสั่ง กปปส. ฉบับที่ 2/2556

เมื่อเวลาประมาณ 22.30 น.

นายสุเทพ เทือกสุบรรณ แถลง คำสั่ง กปปส. ฉบับที่ 2/2556
หลังครบกำหนดเวลาที่ให้นายกรัฐมนตรี และคณะรัฐมนตรีลาออกจากตำแหน่งรักษาการแล้ว

โดยระบุว่า ตามคำสั่ง กปปส. ฉบับที่ 2/2556

1. ขอให้ดำเนินคดียิ่งลักษณ์กับพวก ตามประมวลกฏหมายอาญา มาตรา 113 ข้อหากบฏ เพราะจงใจฝ่าฝืนรัฐธรรมนูญครั้งแล้วครั้งเล่า

2. ขอให้ ผบ.ตร. สั่งให้ตำรวจกลับไปยังที่ตั้งปกติ ภายใน 12 ชั่วโมง

3. ขอให้ทหารปฏิบัติหน้าที่รักษาความสงบเรียบร้อย และดูแลสถานที่ราชการให้เรียบร้อยต่อไป

4. ขอให้ประชาชนติดตามความเคลื่อนไหวของนายกรัฐมนตรี คนในตระกูลชินวัตร และคณะรัฐมนตรีอย่างใกล้ชิด และให้แสดงออกต่อกลุ่มบุคคลเหล่านี้อย่างสันติ

ประกาศ ณ วันที่ 10 เดือนธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2556

สดครับแถลงกาณ์ กปปส ด่วน
ยิ่งลักษณ์ระเมิด รัฐธรรมนูญ ม.113 คือเป็นกบฎ


ลงชื่อ นายสุเทพ เทือกสุบรรณ
เลขาธิการคณะกรรมการ กปปส.

thai pbs

Protest leader Suthep Thuagsuban announced Tuesday night that the entire cabinet led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was null and void.

Addressing a big crowd of protesters at Nang Lerng at about 7.30 pm., the secretary-general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, said that the entire cabinet was already nullified since it refused to accept the Constitution Court’s ruling on the draft constitutional amendment on Senate’s composition back in November.

Suthep also accused the prime minister of breaching the King’s powers and the Constitution for not withdrawing the draft from the Palace until after her announcement of the House dissolution on December 9.

Because of the invalidation of the cabinet and the government, Suthep claimed that  the country has slided into a political vacuum which will pave the way for the appointment of an interim prime minister to start the process of the writing of a national reform blueprint.

He urged the people to have trust in what he described as the people’s revolution to reclaim the powers from the government.


A DAY OF REDEMPTION ! artical from Dr. Surin Pitsuwan

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This artical from Dr. Surin Pitsuwan
A Former Foreign Minister of Thailand, is the Twelfth Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN)

“The historic outpouring of patriotism and national solidarity on the streets of Bangkok and Main Streets all over Thailand on 9 December regains respect and dignity for Thailand.

“Each and everyone of the 5 million strong and unwavering hearts has singly and collectively shown to the international community that we the Thais can achieve Miracles when we are united with unprecedented solidarity anywhere in the world.

“We exercise the largest ever People’s Power in a truly Thai Style, in Peace and with our Legendary Broad Thai Smile.

“Now the world knows we the Thais are not submissive people !

“We know when we need to come together and get rid of the shackles of oppression around our ankles.

“We know when to reach our hands up to the Sky and Appeal for Justice.

“We know how to behave with civility in the face of formidable dangers.

“We have patience to wait until our newly regained People’s Power permeates through every organ of our society.

“It will take time. But we have been awaken. And we refuse to go back to Slumber again. Let’s be patient and stay united.

“Let’s give each other Love and Respect as our Sacrifice to our Beloved Country. And let’s walk together into an unknown and yet, surely, a better Future.

“I have observed from my Foreign Vantage Point, and from 360 Degree around the Globe, the world now looks back at us with a different perspective. “Truly Amazing Thais,” they acclaim.

“It was a day of Redemption ! Each and every one of the 5 million pure hearts can be truly proud that You are one of the reasons the world gives back its respect and admiration for this Amazing Land called Siam.”




เอกนัฏ พร้อมพันธุ์ (ขิง): เปิดผนึก ถึง คุณยิ่งลักษณ์

เปิดผนึก ถึง คุณยิ่งลักษณ์

“นํ้าตาการเมือง” ของคุณยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร อดีตนายกรัฐมนตรี เป็นการแสดงชัดเจนครับ ขอเรียนว่าคุณยิ่งลักษณ์เลิกร้องไห้ เล่นละครตบตาประชาชนได้แล้ว เลิกใช้ทักษะเดิมๆทำซํ้าแล้วซํ้าอีกเพื่อประโยชน์ทางการเมืองได้แล้ว

วันนี้ประชาชนมาไกลแล้วครับ จับทางการโกหกกลอกลวงด้วยซีนร้องไห้ของคุณยิ่งลักษณ์ได้มานานแล้ว คุณสร้างปัญหามาทั้งหมด เมื่อแก้ไขไม่ได้หรือไม่คิดจะแก้ไขก็ปล่อยโฮ ใช้น้ำตากลบเกลื่อนทุกสิ่ง ใช้น้ำตาออกมาขอความเป็นธรรมให้เพียงตระกูลชินวัตรเท่านั้น โดยไม่ใส่ใจน้ำตาประชาชนที่เป็นเหยื่อความผิดพลาดทางการบริหารของพวกคุณ

คุณยิ่งลักษณ์และหว่านเครือ มีทั้งเงินมีทั้งอำนาจ จะไม่ได้รับความเป็นธรรมตรงไหน คุณลองหันมาทางประชาชนตาดำๆ ที่ไม่มีเงินไม่มีอำนาจ พวกเขาร้องไห้เพราะพวกคุณมามากมาย ร้องจนนํ้าตาตกในแล้ว คุณน่าจะคิดถึงญาติพี่น้องของคนที่ตกเป็นเหยื่อและต้องตายเพราะนโยบายปราบยาเสพติด “ฆ่าตัดตอน”จากพวกคุณ ญาติของผู้ที่ต้องตายที่กรือเซะ ที่ตากใบ นั่นเพราะพี่ชายคุณสั่งการ และคนดีๆดังเช่น พลเอกร่มเกล้า ที่ภรรยาเขานอนร้องไห้น้ำตาแทบเป็นสายเลือด คนเหล่านี้ที่มีสิทธ์ร้องไห้ครับ

ส่วนคุณยิ่งลักษณ์ จะออกมาบีบนํ้าตาสักกี่หยดนั้น ก็ไม่น่าจะมีใครเห็นใจ ทราบไหมครับเพราะอะไร..เพราะมันเป็นนํ้าตาการเมือง

เอกนัฏ พร้อมพันธ์
โฆษกคณะกรรมการประชาชนเพื่อการเปลี่ยนแปลงประเทศไทยให้เป็นประชาธิปไตยที่สมบูรณ์อันมีพระมหากษัตริย์ทรงเป็นประมุข หรือ กปปส


“QUOTE OF DAY” Tearful PM seeks justice for her Shinawatra family-VIDEO


CREDIT Pongsatorn Preechanuwat
CREDIT Pongsatorn Preechanuwat
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra burst into tears during a press conference at the Army Club after the first meeting of her caretaker cabinet late today.

The press conference was held to assess the ongoing anti-Thaksin demonstrations and to prepare her cabinet for the caretaker role after the dissolution of parliament.

She insisted on staying on the caretaker role until a new elected government coming into office, and called on protesters to end the protests and return homes as now a general election has been set on February 2 next year.

At one point hen she was asked by reporter on one of the demands of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee that calling on members of the Shinawatra to leave the country, Ms Yingluck could hardly control her emotion, bursting  into tears.

She said she also had feeling same as those at the protests but would like that they should not accuse all members of the Shinawtra family.

She admitted that she has now retreated so far and did not know where to retreat further.

ฟ้า พรทิพา พม่า ตั้งชื่อใหม่ให้ นายกปู ยกให้คล้าย “อองซานซูจี” 555


She asked sympathy from protesters for her family saying “we’re all fellow Thais, and why do we have to hurt one another.”

She asked if the protesters wanted her to not even set foot on the Thai soil.

She then left the press conference immediately without further questions.

Labour Minister wants Suthep arrested in 48 hours



Caretaker labour minister Chalerm Yubamrung on Tuesday urged Pol Lt-Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang, commissioner of metropolitan police, to arrest protest leader Suthep Thuagsuban in 48 hours on insurrection charge.

Chalerm who was assigned by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to handle the protest problem  asked protesters to pack up and return home saying that the government has already submitted to their demand for House dissolution.

He also pleaded with protesters not to invade into government offices, saying that they are state property.

The labour minister accused Suthep of breaking Article 157 of the Criminal Code for demanding the resignation of all cabinet ministers.

Wellknown academic Thirayuth Boonmee on Tuesday voiced his support for the idea of people’s revolution

“ผมบอกนับถือ กปปส.ที่เคลื่อนขบวนประชาชนนับล้าน ให้อยู่ในวินัยที่ดีและเป็นพลัง ไร้ปัญหาบานปลาย ผมขออวยพรให้ทำงานสำเร็จ แต่ต้องยอมรับด้วยว่าไม่ง่าย และการต่อสู้ครั้งนี้อาจไม่บรรลุชัยชนะ หรือเราอาจผิดหวังกับผลงานของผู้ที่จะทำงานให้ประชาชนในอนาคต แต่ที่สำคัญที่สุดคือ ได้เกิดประสบการณ์การใช้สิทธิอำนาจของประชาชน ต่อรองกับอำนาจการเมืองอย่างจริงจังเป็นครั้งแรก จึงคุ้มค่ากับการเหนื่อยยากทั้งปวง และถ้ารักษาพลังนี้ได้เราก็อาจได้แนวร่วมของขบวนการ ตรวจสอบภาคการเมืองต่อต้านคอรัปชั่นที่เข้มแข็งในอนาคตได้”


thai PBS

Wellknown academic Thirayuth Boonmee on Tuesday voiced his support for the idea of people’s revolution but admitted that it is difficult for the people to carry out the revolution as they have to be convinced that the move will bring about a better future for the country.

Thirayuth’s statement in support of a peaceful people’s revolution is his first since the start of the anti-government protests more than 40 day s ago.

The former student leader who played a key role in the student-led uprising in the “October 14” event in 1973 against the military dictatorship of Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn and Field Marshal Praphas Charusathiara, Thirayuth said that the protest movement or the People’s Democratic Reform Committee led by Suthep Thuagsuban had two options left following the government’s announcement of the House dissolution.

The first option, said Thirayuth, is for the PDRC to put pressure on the caretaker government to step aside to create a political vacuum to pave way for the appointment of an interim government and the establishment of a people’s council to draft a blueprint for national reform.  But this option will definitely e rejected by the government, he added.

The second option is for the people to stage a revolution which is unprecedented in this country, said Thirayuth, adding that he personally supports this option but does not object to electoral system either.

The Thammasat University lecturer in sociology and humanities said the PDRC must convince the people of all professions to believe that the people’s revolution would bring about greater freedom, to make the country more democratic and to help solve the Thaksin system.

He, however, cautioned that the PDRC might not achieve victory in this struggle but, at least, it would learn an experience in people’s empowerment as a bargaining chip against the political power.

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Must Read-Thailand’s Military – An Important Independent Institution


Thailand’s Military – An Important Independent Institution

December 8, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) – The Asia Foundation was a creation of the CIA, and to this day remains a front for the US State Department and the corporate financier interests of Wall Street and London. Their attempts to overthrow the sovereign institutions of Thailand by backing the regime of Thaksin Shinawatra has required them to conduct extensive research into the population of Thailand in order to find the strengths and weaknesses of both the Thai establishment, and their proxy, the Shinawatra regime.To that end, they have conducted several “national public perception surveys of the Thai electorate,” (2010’s full .pdf here), revealing what must have been for them and their proxies, very unpleasant realities within Thai society.


Thailand’s Military – An Important Independent Institution

December 8, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) – The Asia Foundation was a creation of the CIA, and to this day remains a front for the US State Department and the corporate financier interests of Wall Street and London. Their attempts to overthrow the sovereign institutions of Thailand by backing the regime of Thaksin Shinawatra has required them to conduct extensive research into the population of Thailand in order to find the strengths and weaknesses of both the Thai establishment, and their proxy, the Shinawatra regime.To that end, they have conducted several “national public perception surveys of the Thai electorate,” (2010’s full .pdf here), revealing what must have been for them and their proxies, very unpleasant realities within Thai society.

Graph: Up from 62% the year before, the public perception of the military as an important independent institution stood at 63%. Even in in the regime’s rural strongholds, support stood at 61%. The only group that did not support the military, was the regime’s tiny “red” minority, but even amongst them, 30% still supported the army.  


It was revealed that Thais identifying themselves as the regime’s “red” supporters represented a minuscule minority – some 14%, half of which only described themselves as “leaning toward “red.”  More importantly, it was revealed that many more Thais (62%) believed the Thai military, who ousted Thaksin Shinawatra from power in 2006 in a bloodless coup, and who put down two pro-Thaksin insurrections in 2009 and 2010, was an important independent institution that has helped safeguard and stabilize the country.

While the West and the Shinawatra regime itself attempt to portray the army as widely reviled for its “undemocratic interventions,” the Thai people simply do not see it that way. The West of course, does not honestly believe the Thai Army is “undemocratic” – instead, they understand that it is an independent institution over which they exert very little influence, and that it constitutes the ultimate check-and-balance of last resort, standing between the Kingdom of Thailand and Wall Street’s wholesale pilfering of the nation.

Despite years of the West attempting to cultivate close relationships with the Thai military through operations like the annual “Cobra Gold” exercise, Thailand’s brass appears to be cogent enough to value their freedom more than slick promises, funding, and vague enticements the West has made and then broken with so many nations before. Like the Egyptian and even Pakistani armies, they are more than willing to take funding, training, and weapons, and still carry on with an independent agenda.

Image: Thailand’s military mobilized in 2006 to oust Wall Street-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra, who just the previous evening was sitting before the CFR giving his foreign sponsors a progress report. While the West attempts to portray the Thai military as “undemocratic,” the reality is the Thai army carried out what it was duty-bound to perform – the defense of Thailand against all enemies, foreign and domestic. 


The hope for the West is eventually establishing a contact somewhere in the upper brass that will take the Pentagon’s “phone call” at a pivotal moment in Thailand’s history. However, the pressure the US has put on the Thai military since 2006’s ousting of US-backed Thaksin Shinawatra, should be evidence enough for senior and junior officers to understand the true nature of the West’s overtures. The final goal for the West is to reduce the military as subordinate to which ever proxy regime they are able to eventually install, curtailing indefinitely the military’s widely respected, unique traditional role in Thai society.

The military would then become yet another tentacle of Wall Street’s influence, like in Cambodia where entire units are literally sold out to foreign interests as mercenaries to protect land seized out from under the Cambodian people.

In Thailand today, as the West’s embattled proxy regime struggles to stay in power, the Western media is again aiming its rhetoric at the Thai military, attempting to preemptively shame it into standing on the sidelines. Of course, the West’s media has lost significant statue in recent years, and attempts to shame the Thai military into inaction during a pivotal point in Thai history should be perceived both inside and beyond Thailand as negligible at best.