Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

Western Support for Thaksin Corruption

Mystified at Western reports on Thai crisis

August 18, 2014 1:00 am


I can’t understand Western media reports on the recent events in Thailand. The


previous protests, mainly in Bangkok, have been labelled as “government


hostile”. When were protests in, say, Ukraine ever called the same?


The protests were aimed at corruption, bribery, nepotism and the all overriding


self-interest that has been the hallmark of the governments under the patronage


of the Shinawatra family.


Thaksin and his sister Yingluck have virtually stolen billions of dollars from the


Thai people. And as if this wasn’t enough, Yingluck launched a system that


deprived millions of farmers their only income from rice farming.


The state took care of the rice, but never paid the farmers. They only got a


worthless piece of paper. This triggered several incidences of suicide among


farmers, but nobody in Yingluck’s government could care less.


Subsequently, someone wanted to inspect the stored rice, but several places


suddenly caught fire and burned down. Obviously, most of the rice had already


disappeared into the pockets of government officials.


What ultimately triggered the protests was Yingluck’s attempt to gain amnesty for


Thaksin. If Thaksin ever would choose to return to Thailand, he would have to


spend two years in prison for corruption during his time as prime minister.


Now – as a blessing to the Thai people – the army has taken control of things.


Already, farmers have been paid for their rice.


In only a few days, the army confiscated thousands of weapons and explosives


aimed to kill opponents of the Shinawatra family. Billions of baht have been


confiscated on their way overseas in private planes. Documents have been found


showing how the followers of the Shinawatra clan were paid to attack protesters


in Bangkok. Any violent attack would earn a bonus of Bt2,500.


All this information was found in a makeshift HQ outside Bangkok. It should be


mentioned that the Thai police never investigated any of these matters at all.


So, it still puzzles me why Western media still support the Shinawatra way of


government, as Yingluck’s main achievement as prime minister was splurging


millions of baht on foreign trips and other indulgences.


This, to me, looked more like the Marcos era in the Philippines, but Thais are


worth much more than that and that is what the military is all about – giving a


fresh and more equal start to everyone in Thailand before the upcoming general




Harald Kontants

Norsborg, Sweden

Similar Recent Posts by this Author:

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email