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Phuket PAD leader Aparat Chutikam: ''Phuket is still a yellow heartland''

Phuket PAD Set to Join Bangkok 'Harmony' Rally

Sunday, May 27, 2012
PHUKET: A hundred or more Peoples' Alliance for Democracy supporters from Phuket will join a street march planned by the movement's leaders for Bangkok on Wednesday.

Phuket PAD leader Aparat Chutikam said today that two buses had been organised to travel from Phuket to Bangkok for the walk to Thailand's Parliament.

''Others are expected to make their own arrangements, either driving from Phuket or catching flights from Phuket,'' she said.

The PAD rally at Bangkok's Royal Plaza will oppose the government's move to pass a reconciliation law which the group says is aimed at whitewashing former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and other red shirts.

''We don't agree with this kind of 'harmony','' Khun Aparat, perhaps the most powerful female leader in the PAD, said today. She was keen to make the point that Wednesday's assembly is a rally, not a protest.

''We will walk to Parliament and invite people who think the way we do to go to Parliament to present a letter opposing this legislation,'' she said.

The PAD is the best-known among the yellow shirt support groups. Parliament is expected to consider the bill on Wednesday.

PAD leaders, including Chamlong Srimuang, Pipop Thongchai, Somkiat Pongpaiboon and Panthep Puapongpan, called a media conference yesterday at Lumpini Park in Bangkok to announce the rally.

Yellow-shirt leader Sondhi Limthongkul spoke on "Reforming Thailand and unveiling dirty politics" to thousands of supporters in the park yesterday.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is making a four-day visit to Australia but should be back on Wednesday.

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Politicians ! Bunch of liars, thieves and hypocrits - the lot of 'em.

Posted by James on May 28, 2012 09:19

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Yes James agree with you but where in the world is it different? They are all there to govern "for the people by the people" but instead they are there to enrich themselves and to hell with the people.

Posted by Wyn on May 28, 2012 10:06

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HARMONY you may shout for all to hear, when an elected government cant meet to discuss and pass bills regardless of their content in a decent matter as a minority group will not accept the peoples wishes they lost the election as the majority of voters decided.
So move on.

Posted by shattered on June 2, 2012 18:17


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