Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Truth and Justice Before Reconciliation

It was an atrocity that 92 people died and thousands were injured in bloody incidents during Thailand’s pro-democracy demonstration in 2010.
And it is another atrocity that justice has not been delivered yet and so far, not a single government official has been prosecuted for those deaths and injuries.  What's worse is that there are signs that amnesty will be granted to those involved.
It will be a true betrayal of the victims if their right to truth and justice is sacrificed for the sake of reconciliation.  No amnesty should be granted before the truth comes out and before those responsible for the deaths and injuries are prosecuted.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Thai Democrat Party: Porn Loving Nazi Murderers

In the past few months some Democrat Party Ministers of Parliament in Thailand have shown the true colors of their political organization and have demonstrated why they haven’t won a national election in over 20 years. 

Just last month during a session in Parliament, an image of a naked woman in a provocative pose flashed across the giant monitors.

Porn in the Parliament

According to a Bangkok Post report on 24 April, speculation is that a mobile or portable device transmitted the image via the WiFi system from within building.

And who was caught watching pornography in Parliament that day on his iPhone?  None other than Democrat Party MP Nat Bantadtan, son of Democrat party-list MP and executive Banyat Bantadtan. 

Democrat Party MP Nat Bantadtan
Then, if that type of behavior wasn’t bad enough, on May 2nd during another session in Parliament debate Democrat Party MP Boonyod Sukthinthai gave the Nazi salute screamed “Heil Hitler” at the top of his lungs on the House floor. 

Ironically, Greece just elected 21 members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to their parliament. Golden Dawn activists often salute like Hitler and want landmines planted on the Greek borders to fend off illegal immigrants. They, like their Democrat Party counterparts in Thailand often deny their neo-Nazi label.  

Then there is the ongoing saga of Democrat Party MP Khanchit Thapsuwan.

Democrat Party MP Khanchit Thapsuwan

The Samut Sakhon Court on Dec 26 last year issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr Khanchit in connection with the murder of Provincial Administration Organization chairman Udon Kraiwatnussorn, who was shot dead at a petrol station in Muang district of Samut Sakhon on Dec 25.

Porn Loving Nazi Murderers indeed! I can’t think of a more appropriate leader of the Democrat Party than someone like Abhisit Vejjajiva, who had innocent people killed in cold blood so that he could stay as Prime Minister for a few months longer.

Abhisit Vejjajiva

And I can’t think of a more appropriate deputy spokeswoman for the Thai Democrat Party than Mallika Boonmeetrakul, who wants the government to totally close down all social networking sites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 

Mallika Boonmeetrakul