Martial Law in Thailand

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Mr Man » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:48 am

Woman forced into taxi by plain cloths police for showing three fingered salute: http://youtu.be/HsQSrm4U-hM?t=10s

Another demonstrator taken away by agents posing as press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3SFm3E ... be&t=1m56s

Hunger Games salute banned by Thai military: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/j ... CMP=twt_fd

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Mkoll » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:55 am

My impression so far is that, by and large, the Thais seem to be acquiescing to the military's new directives. I don't see things getting violent. This is good. I hope it stays that way.
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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Denisa » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:22 pm

Mr Man wrote:...Hunger Games salute banned by Thai military: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/j ... CMP=twt_fd


So who is the Mockingjay?

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Denisa » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:06 am

Mr Man wrote:Prayuth destined to be PM: seer
http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/ ... be-pm-seer


More like President Snow... :D

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Mkoll » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:25 am

Peace,
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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby robertk » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:52 am

I was at terminal 21 today. 20 or 30 soldiers but no protestors in sight.

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby manas » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:31 pm



From the article:

"Those four people [protesters] will be brought to the army camp to tune their political attitude later," Somyot told Reuters.


In other words, they will be sent in for some 're-education'...

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Denisa » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:26 am

manas wrote:From the article:

"Those four people [protesters] will be brought to the army camp to tune their political attitude later," Somyot told Reuters.


In other words, they will be sent in for some 're-education'...

Correlative words: brainwashing, re-programming.

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby robertk » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:35 am

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politic ... 35771.html
A MAN AND A WOMAN arrested at a Bangkok mall yesterday for protesting against the coup will undergo a process to "have their attitude adjusted", said deputy national police chief General Somyos Phumpanmuang.

The pair, who come from Chon Buri and Samut Prakan, had got news about anti-coup activities from social media, Somyos said.

He said police had been unable to convince them to change their attitude because "the chip was implanted too deep in their brain".

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby chownah » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:26 am

robertk,
In the article it talked about eating sandwiches as a protest. Do you know what that is all about?
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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby robertk » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:40 am

chownah wrote:robertk,
In the article it talked about eating sandwiches as a protest. Do you know what that is all about?
chownah

Ha who knows. Maybe it might be seen as the evil western powers influencing good thai people to eat a non-thai food.

Off with their heads and let Dhamma sort them out.

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Mr Man » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:07 am

robertk wrote:
chownah wrote:robertk,
In the article it talked about eating sandwiches as a protest. Do you know what that is all about?
chownah

Ha who knows. Maybe it might be seen as the evil western powers influencing good thai people to eat a non-thai food.

Off with their heads and let Dhamma sort them out.


I believe it is because all other forms of protest are being clamped down on.

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby appicchato » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:18 am

In the article it talked about eating sandwiches as a protest.


No joke (and just personal experience)...in almost forty years in the Kingdom, I cannot recall a single incidence of ever seeing a Thai eat (what an Occidental would call) a sandwich...more grist for the mill...
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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Mr Man » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:25 am

Police to prosecute student activists who “distribute sandwiches” against coup

http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/4104

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Mkoll » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Mr Man wrote:Police to prosecute student activists who “distribute sandwiches” against coup

http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/4104
I could see happening in some kind of funny satirical show or movie, maybe a spoof of "V for Vendetta". It would be funny if the situation wasn't real and serious.
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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby manas » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:59 am

Mr Man wrote:Police to prosecute student activists who “distribute sandwiches” against coup

http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/4104


I know that what is happening in Thailand is serious, but I can't help finding this action by the Thai police comical, almost like something out of Monty Python. Maybe next the junta can appoint a Minister for Silly Walks.

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby Digity » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:46 pm

mikenz66 wrote:Curfew lifted...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politic ... s-thailand

:anjali:
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Glad they finally lifted it! Unfortunately, I was in Thailand a few weeks ago and the curfew was in full swing back then. I was quite scared to visit the place with martial law, curfews, etc. but it turned out to be totally fine. I never felt like I was in danger.
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Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Postby robertk » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:17 am

Gives a gentle summing up
http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists ... -1.1347195
Coup opponents say the military and the establishment behind it have drawn the wrong lessons from Thaksin’s rise and fall. They see him as a demon whose influence can be exorcised, rather than a cipher for change in a country where the World Bank says income inequality had grown to the highest levels in east Asia. “[Bangkokians] think he ... mesmerises the people,” says a businessman. “Get rid of him and the people will become nice and subservient again.”
This nostalgic view sits comfortably in a country where the “deep state” has grown increasingly gerontocratic. The 18 members of the privy council, an influential but opaque royal advisory body of former armed service chiefs, judges and politicians, have an average age of 78. General Prem Tinsulanonda, the 93-year-old president, spent his junior school years under an absolute monarchy that lasted until 1932. A prime minister from 1980 to 1988, General Prem has played a powerful role in moulding Thailand’s political landscape for decades.
If some in Thailand’s elite are rooted in the past, other parts of the country have moved on. Rural Thailand in particular is now richer, more aware of its power and less tolerant of being patronised by educated urbanites. At its worst, the elite attitude descends into grotesque characterisations of rural Thais as ignorant “buffaloes” who do not deserve the right to vote. Weluree Ditsayabut, the recently crowned Miss Universe Thailand, tearfully renounced her title this week after she was lambasted for social media comments in which she accused redshirt activists of dirtying the country’s soil and called for them to be executed.[/quote]


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