Thai Anti-Gov Protesters Vowed 'To Stay' Until Samak Resigns
More yarns on Thaksin and the cookie crumbs he left behind.
While dear Thaksin and his family are enjoying the sights and fresh air of Surrey, situations in his homeland are not looking too cotton candy for the Thais.
The ex-Prime Minister exile to UK has triggered thousands of anti-Gov protesters to stage a political coup (or at least try to stage one), hold picket-waving protest rallies as well as planning a fire-camp demonstration in the heart of central Bangkok.
Bangkok (Bernama) -- THE stand-off between the Government and thousands of protesters in the heart of the Thai administration is set to prolong as neither side wants to give in.
Asda Jayanama, a political analyst was reported to say that a coup against Samak's political party (comprised of allies of Thaksin) however is still unlikely.
At the start of the demonstration (architect by People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the thousands that protested against the present government had put faith in settling the ice thin rift through negotiations between the two sides.
Asda who is also a former ambassador to the United Nations said that the negotiations that were made through a third party to break the deadlock had failed in its objective.
The fallout meant that the 2 gulf divisions now has to wait for the Thai Supreme Court to decide whether to issue warrants of arrests against nine leaders of the PAD which was requested by the Thai police.
The failure to reach any resolutions was said because the curret Prime Minister, Samak Sundravej too an uncomprising, hard-hitting stance while the PAD wants to remain in the Government House.
Although showing a defiant streak, it was reported that PAD has publicly announced that it will not resist if the police wants to arrest them.
Despite the willingness, PAD leaders has also said that they would not take any responsibility for the behaviour of their supporters (who could actually prevent authorities from arresting them). The irony of this is incredible wouldn't you agree?
Furthermore Asda told Bernama, a Malaysian based media that PAD is very confident and is very likely to have strong backings which many are not aware of; which could be a serious threat to Samak's control of the central administration. He also said that Thailand however, cannot afford another coup.
But things could get uglier as the Thai Military is appearing to be "unusually quiet despite the serious situation."
The Thai Military has over the years launched 18 coups (since world war 2) with the latest in September 2006 (which had forced Thaksin to go into a temporary exile) but the Army Chief General Anupong Paojinda says that they have no intention to intervene in the ongoing conflict or stage another coup.
The invasion of PAD into the National Broadcasting Television (NBT) 2 days ago had taken political analysts as well as the public in surprise as the coalition had always resisted a violent approach.
Eventhough the state owned NBT has been deserted (since yesterday), thousands of Thai protesters still remained inside and outside the Government House where Samak's office is located.
And despite Samak's ultimatum of 'I'm never going to leave my chair', PAD took a resilient effort of vowing to stay put in the compound of the Government House until Samak resigns.
Many says that another coup may not benefit the country but a real political change is badly needed in Thailand.
A system which leads less corruption, less crony capitalism and clean politics.