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So the velvet gloves are off. Ignore the crocodile tears. The Shinawatras are making their move. Forget what the analysts state on timing & initial public reaction. Thaksin does not make many mistakes & assuredly does not repeat them.
Posted by Logic on November 5, 2013 14:08
What Thailand needs to see justice and accountability reaching every level of the social ladder.
Posted by ThaiMike on November 5, 2013 14:23
PM Yingluck calls for "national harmony," but it is her and her push for the "amnesty bill" that causes disharmony, just how think can she be. We see crocodiles off Phuket, now we see "crocodile tears" from the PM. Her obsession, with getting her convicted brother back, is tearing Thailand apart. It is a pity that she and her ruling cronies, can not see this, either that or they simply do not care. Is Thaksin more important than Thailand?
Posted by Laurie.Howells on November 5, 2013 15:28
Just what it is, the elite in Thailand can get away with anything.
Posted by May on November 5, 2013 15:42
The main cause of all troubles, in Phuket and Thailand at large, is the greedy corruption amongst from low-paid officers up to senior civil servants at the highest positions in all ministries.
Posted by Whistle-Blower on November 5, 2013 17:30
May....the elite in any country will get away with anything...unfortunately for us "common" folk...thats what we have to battle with everyday
Posted by sky on November 5, 2013 18:12
Have you forgotten the country is in mourning that's why she's in 'somber grey.' Beyond belief that this garbage will pass into law. The country will have to hand back the billions confiscated from the ex Man City owner.
Posted by gee on November 5, 2013 19:06
Thailand needs an John Edgar Hoover. Otherwise without changing the attitude Thailand will fell back on its way to included institutions and prosperity will vanish as it did with so many civilizations in the past. An amnesty could be good to restart. But the amnesty should be that the one who take it, has first to confess to his/hers deeds and then would be given the mercy of the public and banished from public office for life.
Posted by Lena on November 6, 2013 01:35
@Lena, the problem with this amnesty bill is that it does NOT serve Thailand, it only serves those with power and influence as well as a convicted criminal, who is "on the run," from justice, and who, for some reason, still holds a Thai passport.
Posted by Laurie Howells on November 6, 2013 08:56
@Sky, your comment is that of a child and completely wrong. There are many countries where some criminal "elite" have been charged, jailed and even executed e.g. China, the US the Nuremburg trials a bit of research will through up a lot more, perhaps you should try it.
Posted by Laurie Howells on November 6, 2013 11:09
@laurie, thiamine,may, gee and whoever else here refer to the reconciliation bill, , please provide a link to the english version of the bill as my Thai, that is not bad, was not good enough to understand the Thai version completely..you guys have obviously read it so give us the link so that we can all be smarter ....
Posted by Sailor on November 6, 2013 12:20
I disagree with this amnesty bill for one reason, Nurse Betty. Abhisit the Annihilator needs to be tried for her and the other's deaths. Seems to me Thailand votes for the Thaksin family consistently. Are they using touch screen electronic ballots or something else? Otherwise, don't see the problem with this administration's mandate.
Posted by Christy S on November 6, 2013 14:41
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