Comments:Red Shirts cause state of emergency in Thai capital
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|Comments from feedback form - "in thailand is excellent"||0||15:39, 20 May 2010|
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We lived in BKK for 3 years. If these uneducated folk would just let this brilliant, caring PM run the country and realize Thaksin robbed them blind......maybe BKK could get on with bringing in tourists and making money.
Maybe. Two things that went off in my head when I was writing this was that the protesters were mostly made up of poor uneducated farmers and the PM is an "Oxford taught economist". Just some thoughts.
Ah, well, ...
Thaksin is the one the Redshirts support - he did things like a 10 baht/month healthcare scheme for the poor. But, at the same time, he used his position as PM to rob the country blind.
He's now a fugitive hopping around the world to countries that won't lock him up. If he went into Thailand he'd be slung in the Bangkok Hilton. He was kicked out of the UK when his diplomatic passport was revoked.
Yeah, Absit seems a much nicer guy.
That should be quite an obvious fact. Those protesters are actually paid to protest. They're given free transportation, those red t-shirts, plus cash. If they weren't paid, would they be out there in the streets behaving like hooligans? I don't think many would.