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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    I want to believe the king is not in control. With the powerful ex-generals surrounding him, there isn't much he can do. Remove them, Thailand will see day light. Why they are like that is simply because if a few greedy individuals.

    If you don't respect law, then whoever wins you can always stage a protest. So forever protest the country will prosperous? While the rich can play this game, the poor are the ones that suffer. 18 yrs is a long time. For the sake of Thais, I sincerely hope they wake up and stop these idiots.
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/poli...-people-revolt

    They have a fancy name:

    People's Committee for Thailand's Absolute Democracy under the Constitutional Monarchy

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    Protesters threaten air traffic, stock exchange


    The out-of-control mob wants to see commercial airline planes crash by disrupting Thai air traffic control.

    The out-of-control mob wants to crash the Thai stocks by taking over the Thai Stock Exchange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post

    Protesters threaten air traffic, stock exchange


    The out-of-control mob wants to see commercial airline planes crash by disrupting Thai air traffic control.

    The out-of-control mob wants to crash the Thai stocks by taking over the Thai Stock Exchange.
    Seems like it will get out of hand sooner or later.... sigh.......
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    I believe foreign investors will move their money to neighboring countries if this continue to escalate.
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    It is difficult for outsider to understand others domestic affair. I definitely cannot agree that you can 'overthrown' a government elected by its people and than decide who should govern it, including yourself. Then the people responsible for the country safety can stand aside and do nothing!

    One person one vote is the only system to a fair constitution. How to overcome manipulation of this one person per vote is another thing. You cannot change the rule every time is works against you.

    I just hope the people of Thailand can step out from this nonsense and have a better life. Majority have suffer long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    One person one vote is the only system to a fair constitution.
    They say not fair coz the rural folks are stupid and easily bought while the smart people of Bangkok knows what is good for the country. That is why Thaksin and company never won Bangkok before in an election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    They say not fair coz the rural folks are stupid and easily bought while the smart people of Bangkok knows what is good for the country. That is why Thaksin and company never won Bangkok before in an election.
    So the city dwellers are the only smart people around in Thailand. Pity the majority that are now supporting these small group in the protesters are in fact the stupidest folks! Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    So the city dwellers are the only smart people around in Thailand. Pity the majority that are now supporting these small group in the protesters are in fact the stupidest folks! Hahaha
    That's what I gathered from their "explanation" video. That is also what they meant when they say "under Thaksin, corruption became nationwide".

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    Good news for Singapore if the situation worsens as foreign investors and the rich Thais will move their money to Singapore.

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    The various agencies are struggling to increase their power, protect their turf and show that they are important.

    Now the The National Anti-Corruption Commission [NACC], wants to probe the PM for corruption because she followed up on campaign promise for Thai government to buy rice from farmers.

    Election Commission wants to interfere in the governmental decisions.

    Judges wants to interfere and commit judicial coup to rule politicians as offenders who have to step down.

    It is a free-for-all. Every Tom, Dick and Harry in Thailand (but not our SG's Harry) is getting in on the act to bolster their "importance" and ability to affect a politician's power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post

    They say not fair coz the rural folks are stupid and easily bought while the smart people of Bangkok knows what is good for the country. That is why Thaksin and company never won Bangkok before in an election.
    He could have just redraw the boundary of BKK or group it under a constituency. Never seek advice again.

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    http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking...entre-20140117

    Some explosion and violence to disrupt things and just to get the army in to stage a coup. Suthep is doing quite a good job.

    Yingluck is going to need all her luck now.
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    If Thailand wants to self-destruct, then the other countries just watch. Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia will benefit greatly from Thailand's downfall.

    The BKK and (southern) Surat Thani Thais think it is enjoyable to destroy their own economy and protest for months.
    This is because life has been too good for the Thais in recent decades, while other countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia have suffered from their own wars. The Thais feel confident that they can destroy the economy and believe that it will bounce back to prosperity.

    Singaporeans will never do this. Because we know what is at stake. We do not want to flush our own country down the toilet.

    It is sad that up to this point, the Thai King remains silent. Instead of putting a stop to the nonsense.
    Long ago a revered Thai monk predicted that the Chakri dynasty will only last up to 9 generations before falling into the hands of a despotic king. The present one is Rama the 9th.
    It seems like Suthep (he is aptly named Thugsuban) is going to fulfill that prophecy whilst pretending to protest on the royalty's behalf.

    And who is the "despotic king" foretold in the prophecy?
    Suthep is showing all the necessary characteristics. He has openly called for the eradication of an entire clan of people. So will the Shinawatra related people be massacred in future? We do not know as of now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    If Thailand wants to self-destruct, then the other countries just watch. Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia will benefit greatly from Thailand's downfall.

    The BKK and (southern) Surat Thani Thais think it is enjoyable to destroy their own economy and protest for months.
    This is because life has been too good for the Thais in recent decades, while other countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia have suffered from their own wars. The Thais feel confident that they can destroy the economy and believe that it will bounce back to prosperity.

    Singaporeans will never do this. Because we know what is at stake. We do not want to flush our own country down the toilet.

    It is sad that up to this point, the Thai King remains silent. Instead of putting a stop to the nonsense.
    Long ago a revered Thai monk predicted that the Chakri dynasty will only last up to 9 kings. The present one is Rama the 9th.
    It seems like Suthep (he is aptly named Thugsuban) is going to fulfill that prophecy whilst pretending to protest on the royalty's behalf.
    Eh. No. If they collapse, they'd definitely fulfil the bubble bursting prophecy made by the Forbes guy. Don't forget that the Thai economy is not small and they were the ones who set the ball rolling during the 1997 crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    Eh. No. If they collapse, they'd definitely fulfil the bubble bursting prophecy made by the Forbes guy. Don't forget that the Thai economy is not small and they were the ones who set the ball rolling during the 1997 crisis.
    You are spot on! This is exactly what some countries love to see. A weak Asia and it is precisely the same people behind all these happenings! Imagine a strong Asia, where to sell arms and who need protection? Close shop liow. Asia is the biggest financial hub for some countries. Without Asia, back home their economy will collapse immediately. They would like Asia to be status quo with unrest and inter fighting as long as possible. In another word, people of them, ghost also them.

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    You are spot on! This is exactly what some countries love to see. A weak Asia and it is precisely the same people behind all these happenings! Imagine a strong Asia, where to sell arms and who need protection? Close shop liow. Asia is the biggest financial hub for some countries. Without Asia, back home their economy will collapse immediately. They would like Asia to be status quo with unrest and inter fighting as long as possible. In another word, people of them, ghost also them.
    Well, the truth is, Asians do a fine job making themselves weak because we aren't as progressive as the West on average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    Well, the truth is, Asians do a fine job making themselves weak because we aren't as progressive as the West on average.
    Asian should also stop the mindset of looking at Ang Mo as their colonial ruler.
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    Interesting insight by "musashi" at another website, he asks you to read:

    2. "Political Stability in Thailand" by Tamada, Yoshifumi (Kyoto University, Asafas) - tells you how the various factions in the army are aligned with the prince and Thaksin, versus the princess and the old elites. They are vying to fill the power vacuum that will be created if the king dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    Well, the truth is, Asians do a fine job making themselves weak because we aren't as progressive as the West on average.
    Are Asian born with smaller brains? Time to wake up and stop watching cowboy shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Are Asian born with smaller brains? Time to wake up and stop watching cowboy shows.
    No. It's because we are more conservative and more reluctant to embrace alternative ideas. Just one kid going on youtube and sprouting stuff and you have the bulk of the population reacting with wounded pride.

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