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  • #31
    Bet Comey is glad he is not a Thai. He only got fired.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by sabang View Post
      Commies.

      You are aware, right, that the popularly elected Thaksin government was the most capitalistic government this sad excuse for a nation has ever had? Economic results followed,

      Still, I suppose you are used to being the whipping boy by now, after all of these years. At least you have a sense of humor, irony. You might even be worth having a beer with sometime, if you could swallow your bile.
      No bile involved K. sabang. Just cannot for the life of me understand y'all banging on & on about how LOS is going down the toilet now there are people in charge (Gen Prayuth) who are keeping the peace?

      The folks obviously were mistaken when they elected Taksin (same as the idiots who elected Obama) as he was/is a flawed individual not worth of leading Thailand as demonstrated by the Junta we now have.

      Ah...peacefulness reigns throughout the land except in the deepest darkest heart of Issan where y'all just gotta bitch about something!
      God, the panic within the Dems, MSM, and left must be horrifying...realizing that Joe is really the best they've got.

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      • #33
        You must be living in paradise in Suphan then- perhaps because you don't even read the domestic papers? Ignorance is bliss.

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        • #34
          Supreme Court Upholds 4-year sentence for Arisman

          https://tna.mcot.net/view/5d78c170e3f8e40ad335ef4b
          Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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          • #35
            Goddamn troublemakers.

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            • #36


              The Supreme Court upheld the ruling of two lower courts on Wednesday, sentencing red-shirt member Arisman Pongruangrong and 11 others to four years in prison over the riot that shut down the 2009 Asean Summit in Pattaya.

              Another defendant, Somyos Promma, was acquitted. The court ruled he was only a protester taking part, not an organiser of the raid.

              The ruling was read out in the Pattaya Provincial Court in Pattaya city, where the attack took place.

              Thailand was the Asean chairman at the time and the summit was hastily cancelled due to the violent incursion by United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship members determined to oust then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

              In its ruling, the court found all 12 defendants guilty as charged for their role in the violent protest at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel, which forced the hasty evacuation of regional leaders and the postponement of the summit.

              Sakda Noppasit, the deputy secretary-general of the Puea Chat Party, was only defendant at the court for the ruling. The court issued arrest warrants for the others to serve their jail terms.

              One of the convicted defendants is Waipot Apornrat, a Palang Pracharath Party MP for Kamphaeng Phet province. Pol Lt Col Waipot was seen at parliament after the court read out the ruling but later left parliament house.

              Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, the cabinet's legal expert, said after the sentencing that Waipot's MP status and political immunity ended with the final ruling because the court did not suspend any of the jail terms.

              A by-election would be needed in constituency 2 of Kamphaeng Phet, he added.

              The storming of the Asean Summit venue occurred on April 11, 2009, during the Abhisit Vejjajiva government.

              The red-shirt protesters forced their way into the hotel, sparking concerns for the safety of the regional leaders. Some of them were evacuated by boat and some by helicopter.

              Prosecutors filed suit against the group for defying an order prohibiting a rally of more than 10 people and violating traffic regulations.

              The Pattaya Provincial Court, in 2015, found them guilty and sentenced each of them to four years in jail, without suspension. The Appeal Court upheld the ruling two years later.

              The other nine who were convicted - in addition to Arisman, Sakda and Waipot - are: Nisit Sinthuprai, Payap Panket, Worachai Hema, Wanchana Kerddee, Pichet Sukjindathong, Nopporn Namchiangtai, Samrerng Prachamrua, Wallop Yangtrong and Singthong Buachum.

              The disrupted Asean summit was later restaged in Phuket in June that year, with a strong military presence ensuring the proceedings were not disturbed a second time.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...ummit#cxrecs_s
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              • #37
                Welcome to Thailand.

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                • #38
                  Three more red-shirt protesters off to jail for Asean Summit raid/Protest leader Arisman again fails to appear in court


                  Three red-shirt protesters were headed to prison on Thursday after the Supreme Court in Pattaya upheld their four-year sentences for their roles in the raid on the Asean Summit venue in 2009.

                  Their leader and co-accused Arisman Pongruangrong was notably absent.

                  Present at the Pattaya Court on Thursday were Waipot Apornrat, Samroeng Prajamruea and Worachai Hema, former MP for Samut Prakan province.

                  They were among red-shirt protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) who forced their way into the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel, the venue of the 14th Asean Summit, on April 11, 2009, causing its abrupt cancellation and the emergency evacuation of foreign leaders.

                  In total 13 red-shirt leaders were found guilty of sedition and blocking traffic during their protest. The court did not provide for suspension of the sentences.

                  The Supreme Court's ruling on their final appeals was first read on Sept 11, when only one defendant showed up. He was Sakda Noppasit, deputy secretary-general of the Puea Chat Party. Four more defendants: Payap Panket, Pichet Sukchindathong, Singthong Buachum and Nopporn Namchaingtai later surrendered and heard judgement on Sept 19.

                  Red-shirt leaders Arisman Pongruangrong, Dr Wallop Yangtrong and Thanakrit Cha-emnoi have not showed up to hear the court's ruling. Bench warrants have been issued for their arrest.

                  Thailand was Asean chairman at the time of the protests. The summit was hastily cancelled due to the hotel incursion by hundreds of UDD members determined to oust the Democrat Party-led government of then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...an-summit-raid - https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377936
                  Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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                  • #39
                    Same as it ever was.
                    Only if have a firm grasp towards contemporary Thai history.

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                    • #40
                      Red shirts confess, punishment on ice


                      The Supreme Court in Pattaya on Thursday deferred a decision on the punishment for three core red-shirt protesters after they made a last-minute confession.

                      The three are Palang Pracharath Party MP Waipot Apornrat, Samroeng Prajamruea and Worachai Hema, who is a former MP for Samut Prakan province.

                      The three formally requested the court accept their confession statements for leniency in the ruling against them.

                      The confessions prompted the court to postpone the ruling. The delay was thought to be to allow the court time to decide if the confessions will be accepted and, if so, whether they will have a bearing on the punishments already passed.

                      The Supreme Court's ruling on the final appeals of 11 defendants, including the trio, was first read on Sept 11.

                      The court upheld the guilty rulings by lower courts which found the defendants guilty as charged for their roles in the protests during the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration.

                      The Supreme Court sentenced the 11 defendants to four years' imprisonment each with no suspension of the jail terms.

                      They were among red-shirt protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) who forced their way into the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel, the venue of the 14th Asean Summit, on April 11, 2009, causing its abrupt cancellation and the emergency evacuation of foreign leaders.

                      On Thursday, the court ordered Waipot, Samroeng and Worachai to return on Dec 3 when it is expected that the judge will announce if their confessions will be accepted and if so, whether the ruling against them will be read out on that day too, according to Natthapol Banyasoong, a lawyer representing Samroeng and Worachai.

                      The postponement effectively allows Waipot to remain as MP for Kamphaeng Phet at least until Dec 3.

                      On Sept 11, only one defendant, Sakda Noppasit, deputy secretary-general of the now-defunct Puea Chat Party, showed up.

                      Four more defendants, Payap Panket, Pichet Sukchindathong, Singthong Buachum and Nopporn Namchiangtai, later surrendered and heard the court judgements on Sept 19.

                      Three other red-shirt leaders, Arisman Pongruangrong, Wallop Yangtrong and Thanakrit Cha-emnoi have not showed up at all to hear the court's ruling. Bench warrants have been issued for their arrest.

                      Thailand was Asean chairman at the time of the protests. The summit was abruptly cancelled due to the hotel incursion by hundreds of UDD members determined to oust the Democrat Party-led government of then-prime minister Abhisit.

                      Former UDD leader Jatuporn Prompan said he was confident the convicted red shirt co-leaders who have not reported to the court will not flee.

                      He said they might need some time to prepare themselves.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...ishment-on-ice
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                      • #41
                        Still not getting it.

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                        • #42
                          Two red shirts jailed in Pattaya case

                          https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...07824#cxrecs_s
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                          • #43
                            • MP Vipot a fugitive after court upholds prison sentence/Arrest warrant issued for former red-shirt protest leader



                            An arrest warrant was issued by the Supreme Court on Wednesday for Vipot Aponrat after it rejected the Palang Pracharath Party MP's final appeal against a four-year prison sentence for his role in the violent protest that closed down an Asean summit in Pattaya a decade ago.

                            Former Pol Lt Col Vipot did not show up at the Pattaya Provincial Court on Wednesday for the reading of the judgement, which immediately sent him to jail for four years and confirmed a fine of 200 baht for the incursion by red-shirt protesters at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel in Pattaya in 2009.

                            Only his lawyer was present to hear the court issue a bench warrant for the Kamphaeng Phet MP's arrest shortly after the sentence was read out.

                            The ruling had been deferred from Dec 3, when he first failed to appear at the court. An arrest warrant was also issued at the time, ordering him to be present at the court on Jan 15.

                            The former police officer, who was a red-shirt leader, was among 18 defendants sued by prosecutors for leading the raid on the Asean summit in the resort city. Three were acquitted of the charges and three others are still at large.

                            Vipot seemed to know his fate when he said during a PPRP meeting on Dec 3 that the lead-party in the government coalition should support his son, Phetchphum, for a seat in parliament if his sentence was upheld.

                            Even so, he attended a parliamentary session on Dec 4, one day after the first arrest warrant was issued. This prompted House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to order an investigation into Vipot's presence in the chamber.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...tence#cxrecs_s
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