Extreme Right: The Thai internal security apparatus is linking Thailand’s most respected person with the disputed territory with Cambodia, saying that this highest person has visited the disputed area many times and showed great interest in it, right ahead of the running of the Thai national anthem on TV at 18.00.
Situation Analysis: Confirms that the extreme right have zero interest in moderating its views and is preping the public for potential war with Cambodia.
Political Reform: The head of Thailand’s political reform efforts said today that if politics continued on the present course, he prefers another coup.
Situation Analysis: Confirms that the political reform efforts is not in the hands of a democratic minded individual.
Press freedom: The government is beginning to criticize Thailand’s traditional press openly and repeatedly for running many stories that criticized the government.
Situation Analysis: Confirms that the current government is anti-press freedom and is not open to criticism.
Red Shirt Activity: Thaienews, the key communication channel for the democratic leaning reds, have startd to publish strategic papers on the reds struggle in Thailand-and followed it up with a speech by a key red leader saying to be prepare for a long term struggle.
Situation Analysis: Confirms that the objective of the reds is a fundamental change to Thai society and not political.