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UDD rallies against military coup
« on: February 04, 2010, 06:00:16 PM »
UDD rallies against military coup

All soldiers who love democracy should join forces with the red-shirts and reject their superiors’ orders if the instructions are unlawful, the anti-government United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) declared in its anti-coup statement issued on Thursday.

The statement was read out by UDD core leader Veera Musikhapong on his television programme on the People’s Channel  about 10am on Thursday.

Mr Veera said the red-shirt’s rallies in front of all military camps nationwide this morning were just to show their opposition to any military coup and they would disperse peacefully.

He called on soldiers who have the same heart [as the red-shirts) to reject the orders of Prime Minister Abhisit, who according to the red-shirts has no legitimate claim to the job. In addition, they accuse the Abhisit government of double standards in its dealings with the anti-government movement.

Natthawut Saikua, another core leader of UDD, joined Mr Veera on the programme which was broadcast live by the red-shirts' TV channel.

About 100 red-shirts led by Weng Tochirakarn gathered in front of the 4th Cavalry Division in Bangkok. They gave poppy flowers to soldiers, read out the anti-coup statement and then dispersed.

Charan Ditthaphichai led the red-shirt  rally in front of the 11th Infantry Regiment on  Phahon Yothin road in Bangkok. He read out the statement and said the red-shirts were the friends of soldiers who believe in democracy, but they opposed the few of them who support dictatorship and had planned another military coup.

The red-shirts, led by Chatri Chuenchom, also rallied at the 1st Infantry Regiment on Bangkok’s Vibhavadi Rangsit road calling on soldiers to oppose a military coup and help protect democracy.

Similar anti-coup rallies by the red-shirts took place in front of military camps across the country and then dispersed.

In the Northeast, the red-shirts rallied at Phra Yod MuangKwang military camp in Nakhon Phanom, Prem Tinsulanonda camp in Khon Kaen, Prachak Silpakom camp in Udon Thani, and Army Region 2 headquarters in Nakhon Ratchasima.

In the North, they protested at Surasak Montri camp in Lam Pang, Kawila camp in Chiang Mai, Somdej Phra Eka Thossaros camp in Phitsanulok, Vachira Prakarn camp in Tak and Khun Juang Thammigjaratch in Phayao.

In the Central Region, they demonstrated at Chiraprawat camp in Nakhon Sawan and the 9th Infantry Division in Kanchanaburi, and the Royal Thai Navy base in Samut Prakarn.

In the South, UDD supporters gathered at Sena Narong camp in Song Khla’s Hat Yai district, and the 2nd Infantry Battalion in Satun,

In the East, the red-shirts rallied at Prom Yothee camp in Prachin Buri, Phra Nang Khlao camp in Chachoengsao, Maha Surasinghanart in Rayong and at a marine camp in Trat.

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Re: UDD rallies against military coup
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 05:06:38 AM »
So what will this year bring us? Yet another coup in Thailand? Or maybe a civil war, coups don't make a lot of difference in Pattaya and if you didn't watch the news you wouldn't even know there was a coup, but a civil war, now that would certainly get the country the attention it seems to crave for.


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Re: UDD rallies against military coup
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 05:10:27 AM »
Lets have a quick look at the breaking news for Thailand.

Government to mobilise resources to prevent violent

The government will mobilise all its available resources to prevent any feared violent incident by red-shirt supporters of fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said Thursday.

Speaking after a meeting with representatives from security agencies and military commanders, Suthep said the authorities were taking preemptive measures to prevent innocent members of the public from suffering incase such an incident takes place.

"The government will closely monitor the situation and will mobilise all the resources to prevent any undesirable incident. Our goal is to ensure the public's everyday life can continue without interruptions. We won't allow anyone to cause disruptions," he said.

The Nation

Thaksin denies planning to use violence

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra Thursday denied he was planning to use violence in the campaigns against the government.

He posted a message in his Twitter page,, as:

"Do not panic over news that there are going to be violence. I told every one who comes and see me that we will fight with peace. She Daeng [Khattiya Sawasdipol] comment was just a warning for the government not to crack down on the people.''

The Nation

Ah, everything is looking rosy......