#Thai #clip #military and #forestry #officials confiscate more logs from home of former prime minister #Yingluck

CHIANG MAI, May 30 -Thai military and forestry officials are continuing to inspect and confiscate more logs from the home of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister in Thai northern Chiang Mai province, well into the second day.


Military officers from the 7th Infantry Division and Forestry Officials from the Forest Protection and Fire Prevention Unit inspected house number 39/99 of Wiang Pink Villa housing estate, in Doi Saket’s Talad Kwan subdistrict, belonging to Monthathip Kowitcharoenkul, a sister of self-exiled ex-premier Thaksin, after being tipped off.

Numerous logs were reported hidden at the house, including teak and other rare species of wood, along with 8,000 planks of timber and more than 100 logs of illegal wood.

Forest Protection and Fire Prevention Unit director Apirat Noppakul said the house caretaker showed officials documentation and receipts of the log purchases, which clarified that the house owner has brought the timber more than a year ago from a wood shop in the province for Bt5 million, intended to be used to renovate the home.

However, all the wood has now been confiscated for further investigation by the Forestry Department to determine whether or not any of them were illegally logged. (MCOT )



Members of the deposed government of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra are considering forming a government in exile following last week’s military coup, a senior legal adviser has said, fuelling speculation that Cambodia could play host.

Robert Amsterdam, legal counsel to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra (Yingluck’s influential brother), and the United National Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), better known as the “red shirts”, said in a statement on Friday that “a number of foreign governments have already expressed their willingness to host such a government in exile under internationally established rules and practice”.

Given its geographical proximity and historic ties to the Shinawatra clan, Cambodia was immediately floated by foreign media outlets as an ideal location. Phnom Penh is little more than an hour by plane from Bangkok, and Prime Minister Hun Sen has welcomed Thaksin warmly in the past.

But senior members of the government and ruling party yesterday rejected the possibility of hosting any such government in exile, citing the constitution, which stipulates “permanent neutrality and nonalignment” and pledges noninterference, either directly or indirectly, in the internal affairs of other states.

“I think whoever feels that Cambodia is an option for a Thai exile government … it is not feasible, firstly because of our constitution, and secondly because we have a comprehensive regional mechanism as well as international [mechanisms],” Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith was more blunt.

“We can’t allow such a government on our soil,” he said in a message posted on Facebook.

Since last week’s coup, the government here has been careful to maintain a neutral stance on Thai political issues, but has said it hopes the current military rule will be “transitional”.

General Prayuth Chan-O-Cha, head of the Thai army, has assumed all lawmaking powers in Thailand. Yingluck, fellow politicians and family members were detained by the military, though several media outlets reported last night that the former prime minister had been released.

Earlier this month, before the coup, Hun Sen spearheaded an ASEAN declaration that called for the Thai political situation to be resolved via dialogue and urging “full respect of democratic principles”.

When reached yesterday, Amsterdam, Thaksin’s lawyer, declined to confirm whether Cambodia had been contacted about the government-in-exile proposal.

“We are not discussing anything more than the fact that we are actively considering this. We are not making any statements yet. The situation in Thailand is incredibly fluid. We are preparing but we are not declaring,” he said in a phone interview. Continue reading “#THAILAND #CAMBODIA #EXILE GOVERNMENT”

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แชร์ให้ทราบทั่วกันว่า ณ เวลา 01:39 วันที่ 19 เมษายน 2557 ผมได้รับการแจ้งจาก Facebook ว่า ผมได้ละเมิดลิขสิทธิ์ รูปภาพประจำตัวซึ่งเป็นรูปผมเอง ไม่ใช่ใคร เป็นเหตุให้ไม่สามารถใช้รูปที่ผมสวมเครื่องแบบเดิมได้ มาเป็นรูป Profile จึงต้องปล่อยว่างไว้ดังที่เห็นครับ โดยผู้แจ้งนั้นปรากฏตามหลักฐานที่ Facebook รายงาน (ตามภาพที่ capture ให้เห็นข้างล่างนั้น) ชื่อ Thaksin Shinawatra หมายเลขการแจ้ง 14906795844848 email taksin@hotmail.com ผมเองไม่เข้าใจว่าผมกำลังต่อสู้กับผู้กระทำการหมิ่นพระบรมราชานุภาพแล้วทำให้คุณ Thaksin Shinawatra ท่านเดือดร้อนตรงไหน???? …. 01:58 19 เมษ. 2557


THAILAND: Terrorism charges dropped against ex-PM Thaksin

MCOT online news
MCOT online news

BANGKOK, Oct 11 – Thailand’s public prosecutors have dropped charges of terrorism against ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra for his alleged involvement in the 2010 political upheaval in Bangkok, it was officially announced yesterday.

Newly-appointed Attorney General Attapol Yaisawang said the decision was made by his predecessor Chulasingh Watasangtasingh following a proposal by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

Mr Thaksin allegedly collaborated with 23 leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) in instigating unrest during the government of Abhisit Vejjajiva.

According to the DSI, the fugitive prime minister addressed and appeared on a video link and social media Twitter from abroad, urging protestors in Bangkok and upcountry to fight for democracy. He also attacked the Surayuth Chulanond and Abhisit Vejjajiva governments which came to power after the military coup.

The Attorney General ruled that Mr Thaksin did not persuade the demonstrators to violate the law by setting fire to provincial administration buildings, embassies and consulates, nor did he instigate the protesters to unlawfully abolish the Constitution.

The Attorney General reportedly said the violence at Bangkok’s Rajprasong intersection came on the heels of the government’s assigning the military to put pressure on the demonstrators and encircle the rally site with armoured vehicles, and the use of war weapons resulted in many deaths and injuries.

The protest spread to the provinces where four city halls were torched and instigators set bombs and fired into commercial banks and government buildings.

The Attorney General said there was no information to connect former premier Thaksin with the incidents, and evidence was insufficient to determine that Mr Thaksin collaborated in the unrest, urged other people to do so, or that hebsupported terrorism.

The opinions were jointly agreed by the DSI and a public prosecutor working committee but the Attorney General is the sole person authorised to make a decision as the case involved a suspect residing overseas, said Mr Attapol. (MCOT online news)

Thaksin bumps into Suu Kyi at the 2013 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.တုိက္တုိက္ဆုိင္ဆုိင္ပါလား ကုိသက္ဆင္ရယ္

တုိက္တုိက္ဆုိင္ဆုိင္ပါလား ကုိသက္ဆင္ရယ္

ေဖာ္ၿမဴလာ၀မ္းကို သြားလည္ရင္း သူ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုႀကည္နဲ႔ အမွတ္မထင္ဆံုမိတယ္လို႔ တရားခံေၿပးၿဖစ္ေနတဲ႔ ထိုင္း၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ေဟာင္း သက္ဆင္က သတင္းထုတ္ၿပန္တယ္။

တမင္ရည္ရြယ္တာမဟုတ္ပဲ အမွတ္မထင္ဆံုၿဖစ္တာပါလို႔ သူက ဆိုေပမဲ႔ စကၤာပူအစိုးရဧည္႔သည္ၿဖစ္တဲ႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုႀကည္ကို အလြယ္တကူ အခုလို၀င္ေရာက္ႏုတ္ဆက္ စကားေၿပာေနတဲ႔ ပံုက သူမေတာ္တဆႀကီးက ရုိးမွရုိးရဲ႔လား စနစ္တက် ၿပင္ဆင္ထားတဲ႔ မေတာ္တဆမ်ဳိးႀကီးလားလို႔ ေတြးစရာပါ။

သူ၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ဘ၀က ၿမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရနဲ႔ အလြန္နီးကပ္ခဲ႔တဲ႔ သက္ဆင္ဟာ အဲဒီတုန္းက ၿမန္မာနိဳင္ငံေရးလမ္းေႀကာင္းမွာ ေအာင္ဆန္းစုႀကည္ဟာ ဂ်မ္းတံုးႀကီးတံုးပဲ လို႔ေ၀ဘန္ခဲ႔ဖူးသူၿဖစ္ၿပီး တေလာက အင္တာနက္ေပၚပ်ံ႔ႏွံ႔ခဲ႔ သူနဲ႔ လက္ရွိထိုင္းအစိုးရ ထိပ္တန္းအရာရွိႀကီးတစ္ဦး ေဟာင္ေကာင္မွာ စကားလက္ဆံုႀကခဲ႔စဥ္ အသံဖိုင္လို႔ ယူဆရတဲ႔ အသံဖိုင္ထဲမွာ ထိုင္းေတြအေနနဲ႔ ၿမန္မာၿပည္အေပၚမွာ ဆက္လက္ႀသဇာလႊမ္းမိုးထားဖို႔နဲ႔ လက္ရွိအာဏာ
အရွိဆံုးၿဖစ္တဲ႔ တပ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီးမင္းေအာင္လွဳိင္ကို အပိုင္ထိန္းထားဖို႔

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra posted on his Instagram that he accidentally met Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday at the 2013 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.

Thaksin Shinawatra (back to camera) meets Aung San Suu Kyi at the 2013 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. (Photo from Instagram @thaksinlive)




DASSK : က်မ ေဖေဖက စစ္သားကေန ႏုိင္ငံေရးသမားကို ကူးေျပာင္းခဲ့တာ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး၊
လြတ္လပ္ေရးအတြက္ တုိက္ပြဲ၀င္ဖို႔ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္နဲ႔ ႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားဘ၀ကေန
စစ္သားဘ၀ကို ကူးေျပာင္းခဲ့တာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
ဒီအေျခအေန ႏွစ္ရပ္က အလြန္ျခားနားပါတယ္။
က်မ အျမင္အရလည္း စစ္သားဟာ ႏုိင္ငံေရးသမားဘ၀ကို မကူးေျပာင္းသင့္ဘူးလုိ႔ ထင္တယ္ (ရယ္လ်က္) စစ္ၾကီးျပီးလို႔ ႏုိင္ငံေရးျပန္လုပ္ဖို႔ အခ်ိန္ေရာက္တဲ့အခါမွာ က်မ ေဖေဖအတြက္ . စစ္တပ္ထဲမွာပဲ ဆက္ေနမလား၊ စစ္တပ္က ထြက္မလားဆိုတာကို ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်ရမယ့္ အခ်ိန္ေရာက္လာတယ္.. Continue reading “Thaksin bumps into Suu Kyi at the 2013 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.တုိက္တုိက္ဆုိင္ဆုိင္ပါလား ကုိသက္ဆင္ရယ္”

Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Dawei this morning by private jet from Yagon.

EMG   Published on Thursday, 21 March 2013 18:06



A group led by the former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Dawei this morning by private jet from Yagon.

Sources say he is visiting to discuss the Dawei Deep Seaport Project. He and his crew were welcomed by a project development committee members at Dawei Airport.

Details of his visit have not been officially released.—-


Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra left Dawei this early morning to Hong Kong by his private jet, an airport authority told Dawei Watch.

A group of businessmen believed to be from Malaysia led by Thaksin unexpectedly arrived Dawei yesterday morning and toured the islands along Maungmagun beach, one of the famous beaches in the region for at least 8 hours, a police officer said.
According to a police officer who take care of the Dawei deep sea port area, the group then got back to Dawei Deep sea port area around 9 PM and stay over night there.
Thaksin and the groups left the airport today in the morning. One of the three flights flied back to Hong Kong, one to Malaysia and the last to Bangkok, the airport authority added.
Local businessmen said that they think Thaksin is seeking to develop the tourism site around the Maungmagun beach especially on the islands the along the coastal area.
“We encourage to develop ecotourism site there rather than some sort of dirty industries”, Htein Win of Dawei Regional Tourism company based in Dawei said.
Thaksin had visited Dawei at least three times in last two years.

THAILAND Govt ‘unaware’ of Thaksin broadcast-Critics in uproar over Channel 11 address

Critics in uproar over Channel 11 address

 11.12.2012 BANGKOK POST

The government is on the defence and says it was unaware that deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra would be appearing during the state-run Channel 11 kickboxing broadcast on Sunday.

The claim follows severe criticism from Thaksin’s critics, who have threatened to initiate probes against the government and its Public Relations Department (PRD).

The opposition Democrat Party said it would ask the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate who gave the broadcast the go-ahead while the Green Politics group plans to take the matter to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

Thaksin’s foes said they found it hard to believe the government had no prior knowledge about Thaksin showing up for Muay Thai Warriors, a Thai kick-boxing event on Sunday that was broadcast live on Channel 11.

The deposed prime minister presided over the tournament which was organised in Macau to commemorate His Majesty the King’s 85th birthday.

Thaksin delivered a speech lashing out at the 2006 coup-makers and defending himself against allegations against him after leading the audience to light candles and sing in honour of the King.

Democrat deputy spokesman Mallika Boonmeetrakul said yesterday those who authorised the broadcast should be held accountable for allowing Thaksin, a convicted fugitive on the run, to use the state-run media outlet for his benefit.

Democrat MP for Songkhla Wirat Kallayasiri said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and PM’s Office Minister Sansanee Nakpong, who oversees the PRD, could not deny responsibility.

They are supposed to ask and know who will preside over a tournament marking an occasion as important as the King’s birthday, he said.

Mr Wirat called Thaksin’s’s appearance unethical and unlawful.

Suriyasai Katasila, coordinator of Green Politics group, called on PRD chief and Channel 11 director Thirapong Sodasri to resign for failing to properly administer the station.

He said the Green Politics group would file a petition with the NACC over the broadcast within the week.

Mr Suriyasai said Thaksin’s appearance did not happen by chance.

‘I think that a political group and Channel 11 executives have colluded,” he said. “This is definitely not a coincidence. It hurts and disgusts many Thais.”

Mr Thirapong distanced himself from the matter, saying Way Beyond 55 _ a private company _ had leased the airtime.

Ms Sansanee yesterday denied that she had anything to do with the broadcast and had no prior knowledge about Thaksin’s appearance.

She said she has asked Channel 11 executives to clarify the matter and hand over time-leasing contracts with the event organiser, the World Professional Muay Thai Federation (WPMF).

She noted that the federation had previously leased time from Channel 11 to broadcast the boxing tournament.

“I never interfere in the PRD’s affairs. I am in charge of policy,” she said.

Gen Chaisit Shinawatra, the WPMF’s president _ who is also Thaksin’s cousin _ said Thaksin was informed about the boxing event but he did not confirm if he would show up. However, he admitted that some preparations were in place for Thaksin if he did show.

“There is no hidden agenda. He is a former prime minister and we give him respect,” he said. “I paid Channel 11 for the airtime and I had the right to use it [as I saw fit],” he said.

Thaksin’s close aide Noppadon Pattama said the broadcast was being politicised by Thaksin’s political opponents. The appearance only showed Thaksin’s “loyalty”, he said.

He called the allegations against the former premier “painful”, adding that Thaksin deserves to defend himself.

Deputy Interior Minister Pracha Prasopdee said there was nothing wrong with Thaksin’s appearance and he lashed out at the Democrats for demanding an apology from Ms Yingluck.

“This is getting ridiculous,” he said, suggesting the appearance “wouldn’t have been a hot issue” if not for the Democrat Party.


BURMA_THAILAND: Hsarm PU, a Shan arrested in Tachilek, had confessed that his assignment was to assassinate former PM Thaksin Shinawatra during his visit to the border city

UPDATE :Alleged gunman Hsarm Pu (earlier written erroneously as Hsarm Wu and Hsarm Boon) is a Kieo (wonton soup) seller going from one place to another in a hand cart in Tachilek, according to a businessman working in the city. “He said he used to work for a Wa paw liang (financier) when he was in Mongla and Mongphen,” he told SHAN. “I don’t know whether he was ever trained in weapons or if he used to be in the UWSA. But if he were a gunman, why was he selling Kieo to make a living? It doesn’t make sense.” (SHAN)
  • Hsarm Boon, a Shan arrested in Tachilek, had confessed that his assignment was to assassinate former PM Thaksin Shinawatra during his visit to the border city, according to Deputy PM Chalerm Yubamroong. The suspected mastermind is a retired general whose name begins with a “P”. (Agencies)
  • 4 November 2012
    Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen, Secretary General of Thailand’s Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), discloses during his visit to Thonburi that he was be visiting Burma to meet with his counterparts to discuss cooperation against drugs. (ASTV)

Thaksin to visit Burma_ Nay Pyi Taw and Tachilek next week

and red shirts—


Fugitive prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will visit Myanmar for three days next week and will meet Myanmar President Thein Sein, his legal advisor Noppadol Pattama said Friday.

Noppadol told a press conference that Thaksin would visit Myanmar on Thursday and stay until Saturday.

Thaksin would meet Thein Sein in the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw upon his arrival on Thursday.

On Friday, Thaksin would meet leading Pheu Thai MPs and Thai businessmen in Tachilek, a border town opposite Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.

Noppadol said the visit to Tachilek would be Thaksin’s closest presence to Thailand since he visited Champasak in Laos earlier this year.

Noppadol said Thaksin would make merit at the Shwedagon Pagoda on Saturday morning and would have a chance to meet red shirts and other Thais who crossed the border to meet him.

Noppadol said Thaksin’s supporters should stay overnight on the Thai side and cross the border in the morning because accommodation on the Thai side was cheaper and more easily available than on the Myanmar side.

Noppadol also said Thaksin would not visit the Dawei deepsea port as earlier reported.

He said Thaksin would only pay a courtesy call on Thein Sein as an old friend and would not discuss the deepsea port or other projects. He said Thaksin would not negotiate any business deals with Thein Sein and that the Thai government, led by Thaksin’s sister Yingluck Shinawatra, would not have conflicts of interest when negotiating the deepsea port project with Myanmar.



Lèse majesté charges filed against Robert Amsterdam,Thaksin Shinawatra,and editor of the Same Sky magazine Thanapol Eawsakul for the publication of the Thai version of the White Paper.

Lèse majesté charges filed against Robert Amsterdam’s book

Tue, 22/02/2011 – 06:00 | by prachatai

Democrat MP Watchara Petthong has filed lèse majesté charges against Thaksin Shinawatra, Robert Amsterdam and editor of the Same Sky magazine Thanapol Eawsakul for the publication of the Thai version of the White Paper.

Watchara lodged the charges with the Crime Suppression Division on 19 Feb.

He said that he had urged House Speaker Chai Chidchob in Nov last year to forward the case to the national police chief to take legal action against these three persons, but nothing had happened.  So he filed the charges himself, and gave police copies of the book as evidence.

He will also give copies of the book to the President of the Supreme Court on 21 Feb.

It was reported that the Thai version did not carry the name of Thanapol as the publisher.