Thursday, July 30, 2009

PAD: a law unto itself

The Nation

Just a Boy

Leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) condemned Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday for "lack of decisiveness" and failing to remove "human obstacles" allegedly hindering the police probe into the assassination attempt on PAD core leader Sondhi Limthongkul.

Sondhi said the prime minister might opt not to transfer national police chief General Patcharawat Wongsuwan as part of a compromise with certain military figures or some other reason.

"But Abhisit's political future will depend on his decision. The fact that he opted for a transfer and later changed his mind indicates he is not a true leader," Sondhi said.
The PAD leader claimed that one of the conditions when the Democrats formed its coalition government with a faction from the disbanded People Power Party was that the national police chief retained his job.

"That's why Abhisit does not dare to take any action against Patcharawat. He acts like a boy and has no state of leadership. I don't want to have a prime minister who speaks politely and runs the country with his rhetoric but is not brave enough to make decisions," Sondhi said.

PAD: Judge and Jury

PAD coordinator Suriyasai Katasila said the group feared the investigation into the case would be prolonged and that the masterminds would not be arrested.

He said Police General Thanee Somboonsap, the chief investigator, had gone "in the right direction" but the probe had "hit some snags".

"We expect the prime minister to deal with those snags but so far he has done nothing about it," Suriyasai said.

Pipob Dhongchai, another PAD core leader, said the prime minister was part of the justice system and thus had to ensure justice would prevail.

He called on Abhisit to consider whether Patcharawat and Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban should remain in office and whether they had obstructed the inquiry.

"By the custom, when a national police chief is under investigation for many cases, he gets dismissed or transferred. It is not that the PAD is making any call or demand but that the prime minister must take whatever action he should do," he said.

The PAD really believes it is a law unto itself.

When they commit crimes against the people and the state--taking over government house and 3 international airports--, they bully the politicians and police into letting them off the hook, though the entire world was a witness to their crimes that affected thousands of Thais and foreigners, and caused billions of baht of damage to the Thai economy.

When a crime is being investigated that affects them, they want the full force of the law to be thrown at their enemies, and compel the police and politicians to act on their behalf outside the auspices of normal procedure and the law, as if they have special status.

They talk in code, believing everybody should just listen to their conspiracy theories based on what exactly? They never offer any evidence. And the media cough, The Nation, cough just kow tows at their feet.

The PAD leadership has no honor. They have no integrity.

They just use threats and intimidation, like their fascist forebears, to get what they want.

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