Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Abhisit’s Attempt at Global Climate Change: Climate of Fear

The following is a scan from a booklet provided by the Thai Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) posted and translated by

MICT booklet explaining Thai internet laws: We can get you wherever you are on earth - February 22, 2011
The page reads: Michael: Does everyone know that the bill regulating computer crimes is subject to penalize the wrongdoer outside the Kingdom of Thailand as well? If there is anyone who starts a website outside the country to distribute information disgracing the monarchy, destroying the security of the juristic system or generating fear among Thai people, the wrongdoer will be persecuted by law and receive penalties inside the Kingdom of Thailand.
“We can get you wherever you are on earth?”
Since the warning is in the Thai language, the Thai Regime is clearly threatening Thais living internationally.
“On the late morning of Monday, February 7, 2011, local time in Los Angeles, USA, Mr. Komkrich Chongbunwatana, a Thai Consulate from Royal Thai Embassy, as seen from the enclosed business card, spontaneously appeared in front of a small apartment and inquired about one of the Red Shirt members who has been residing in the USA without setting up any prior appointments or notices. He, himself, claimed that he was an officer from the Thai’s Department of Special Investigation, (DSI.)
However, the business card given turned out to display his genuine place of employment, which is the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles.
The objective of his visit, based on what he informed this head of the household, was that he had been acting on the behalf of the DSI’s executive order by informing that the DSI officials will be traveling to Los Angeles, in order to interview and investigate Mr. Jakrapob Penkair’s case. The Consul requested this individual to travel to the Royal Thai Consulate’s office in Los Angeles when the DSI officers arrive next month. He also stated that this individual could bring anyone with him.
The strangest thing that puzzled everyone was how this Consul, who claimed that he was from DSI, knew about this Red Shirt individual’s name and the address.
After 30-40 minutes of conversation between an uninvited guest and the Red Shirt individual currently rents this small apartment, had been circling on the topics of Mr. Jakrapob Penkair’s speech that was delivered in the United States. Some of the questions involved were regarding to the event’s promoter, the sources of the capital and expenditures, the audiences, the contents in Mr. Jakrapob’s speeches, and of course, any Lèse Majesté contents in the speech, etc.
After discussing for over several minutes, that Red Shirt individual decided to vent on the injustices and double standard practices by the aristocrats and the Thai’s administration. However, Consul Komkrich continued listening pleasantly without revealing his big pile of documentation that he had been carrying regarding what types of documents they were or why he carried them or whether they were real documents but had the tape recording surveillance hidden underneath.”
The story of Mr. Jakrapob’s speech in Los Angeles happened over several years ago. Why does the Thai regime need to resurrect Mr. Jakrapob’s case now and interview and investigate the Red-Shirt individuals who are living in the US?
This action by the Thai government obviously has nothing to do with Jakrapob’s lese majeste case at all. This is intimidation, pure and simple. The Red-shirt movement in the US and around the world has evidently been growing stronger and stronger until the aristocrats and the authoritarian Thai government can no longer bear it.  The International Red Shirt movement has become more than just a nuisance to the corrupt tyrants running Thailand now. The International Red Shirt community has become major obstacles to the murderous military/amart rulers. 
This financially and morally corrupt Thai regime exposes themselves as the pathetic bullies they are. They’ve bullied and killed Hmong refugees, Rohingya boat refugees, the Cambodians, and the list goes on and on.
But the Red Shirts aren’t intimidated. This Thai regime fails to realize that they can’t stop this noble movement for justice and democracy through fear and intimidation.
The fascists running Thailand don’t know history.  They thought that sniper bullets could stop a movement’s dream from becoming a reality.  Well, a sniper’s bullet didn’t stop John F. Kennedy’s dream nor did it stop Martin Luther King Jr’s dream.  And the Thai military snipers that murdered scores of unarmed Red Shirts in Bangkok last year have not killed the Red Shirts’ dream.

I’m sure the people at the Thai DSI have the opinion that they need to enforce their draconian lese majeste laws in the US.  Well, I’ve written this before: “opinions are like assholes” and as a citizen of this United States, I am going to practice my right to freedom of speech and ram my views up the DSI’s opinion. Nobody, and I mean nobody, especially fascist scum like the DSI, come to my ‘yard’ and push my friends around.

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