History: Tracing Thailand’s current explosive political situation; now back to origin

Introduction: The Thai political mess has heated to the boiling point again, with Abhisit‘s Dems leading about 15,000 to 25,000 protesters at the Democracy Moniment, where years earlier, Abhisit’s dems went killing many protesters there. Abhisit’s Dems of course, serves the anti Democracy Thai elite establishment. The Abhisit’s Dems gathering at the Democracy Monument, in…

Amnesty & Reconciliation: The Shinawatra Family caught between The Red Shirts and Abhisit?

The attorney general Monday decided to have former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban charged in court for their role in the fatal crackdowns on red-shirt protesters in 2010. The two will be charged for causing others to commit murders with foreseeable results by having the Centre for the Resolution…

Education: Ever wonder why Abhisit is the way he is? New Statesman looks at his school, Eton

Abhisit‘s origins lie in a Thai-Chinese family which has cultivated close ties to Thailand’s ruling elite for generations. Abhisit, known as Mark to his British friends, was educated at Eton then Oxford, where he won a first in PPE later returning to take a master’s degree in economics. This exotic background set him apart in…

Democracy: Addicted to Power & forgotten the people, Abhisit Dems try to re-define the party

When people smoke there is a good chance of getting cancer and when people drink there is a good chance of liver failure. And when people are addicted to power, they often forget about where the power comes from. Under the Democratic process, legitimate and sustainable power comes from the people. But here in Thailand,…

Double Standard: A Typical Day at The Constitutional Court! Delay case on Abhisit & accepts cases against Yingluck

By Terence Chulavachana It was another typical day at the elite establishment serving, Thai Constitutional Court, with a case on Abhisit postponed and two cases on Yingluck accepted. The Thai Constitutional Court, by its own admission, is struggling to gain credibility with the Thai people, setting a road map, of getting about 60% acceptance by…

Communications: Yingluck at 44% & Abhisit at 22%! Elite controlled Thai press & Thai social network irrelevant?

By Terence Chulavachana A recent Thai poll asked the Thais, if an election was held today, who will you vote for? About 44% of respondent said for Yingluck‘s Pheu Thai Party and the closest runner-up is Abhisit‘s Democrat Party at about 22%. When Thaksin said Thailand’s two Englich newspapers, meaning Bangkok Post and Nation were…

Communications: New York Times “One Two Punch Combination” exposes Abhisit & Yingluck

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist New York Times has produced two consecutive articles, one on Abhisit’s Dems and another on Yingluck’s governing of Thailand. Both articles have some factual errors, but they are about 80% to 90% right on the money, in exposing Abhisit and Yingluck to what they stand for. On Abhisit, NYT…

Communications: Abhisit sends letters all over, but who is left listening to his narratives?

By Terence Chulavachana I am sitting here going through my e-mails, where I have a few close friends, who for some reason love to send me articles and information about Thailand. “Yes” as a person who reads everything on Thailand and have connections everywhere, from high to low, little information escape me and I can…

Thai Culture: 5) A funny day for some foreigners! The “Idiotic” small school controversy is really “Idiotic”

PM Yingluck‘s Shinawatra’s Education Minister, Pongthep Thepkarnjana, said he plans to spend US$5 million to buy small school bus, to be used to transport students, as small school with few students are closed down, reports Matichon newspaper today. Pongthep, currently is trapped, in what many foreigners and Thai calls, The Thai Way. The plan to close…

Thai Culture: 3) Decision! Decision! Abhisit sends an exposed to be a liar, to compete for an MP seat

By Tammy, Thai Intel’s humanity journalist Abhisit‘s Democrat Party, just selected Tankhun Jitt-itsara as the Democrat Party candidate for the MP position, of the now vacant Don Muang district. The party, is struggling internally, to reform since it had lost every general election for the past 20 years. Those in the party calling for reform, said…