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The Bangkok Post, the biased news of pro-Thai elite and royalist, published an article in the front page titled: The Nation Mourns, on 21 May 2010 which I tried to avoid reading it many times when I surfed the site but at last I decided to read it and ridiculously found it contradicted to its unique title. Please read the whole article HERE.
“The Nation Mourns” doesn’t mean to mourn the lost of the civilian life during the crackdown ranges, but it seems to mourn the lost of elite’s property burnt down in the economic center of Bangkok and to put more blames on the poor RED. Why? Please observe in the followings:
- The Bangkok Post of the elite clearly doesn’t specify what they are mourning about. It just states: “Level of chaos catches government off-guard / A nation mourns. Death toll climbs to 52 in 6 days of bloodshed / Arms stockpiles found at abandoned sites”. Here the word “mourn” just appears twice in the whole article: (1) the title and (2) the sub-title with no clue to what it is emphasized on and the rest of the article just goes to something else for its own cause as usual.
- It published only pictures of the burnt buildings from the beginning to the end of the article, included some elements that the yellow and Abhisit govt are trying to use as evidence to justify their violence and accusation against the RED shirts as “violence”, “buffalo“, and ”terrorists” with some pictures of military operation equipped with modern war weapons seemingly confronting an Al-Qaida or a war in Iraq. In this sense it seems that the Bangkok Post values property lost more than the lost of the civilian life in the 6 days bloodshed. And it’s even more ridiculous that Bangkok Post forgets to include dozens of civilian and soldiers killed in the bloodshed on 10 April 2010.
As the voice of human being in the civilized world, in this sense, Bangkok Post should stay out of politics, if not in its nature, but just this one in order to fit with its article’s title and honor the death whether they are RED, multi-color, yellow, or soldiers because they are all just Thai and even the foreign journalists who died in the cause. To be reasonably correct, it should focus on the content which express the feeling of “SORRY” or “CONDOLENCE ” as a nation to appease and console the family of the death and voice its concern towards govt to avoid such a lost in any future of political crisis.
For me I’d like to share my condolence to all the families of the death as a friend, a citizen of a neighboring country, and the same human being, and more than that to the RED, even they were rioting in the last fight which led to torching down some buildings and looting something, I am still sympathy for them because as I have observed the red violence occurred only after military crackdown violently carried out against them, for instance, the event on 10 April 2010 which as we know happened only after militay moved in to retake the rally compound under its so-called emergency law and the event in this moth which surely happened only after threes causes threatened: (1) the govt cut off all supply road to protesters and moved in military, (2) most important factor Seh Daeng was assassinated, and (3) military moved in to crackdown on protesters’ site and more indiscriminate killing carried out by the military. And remarkably not all of the red involved in the violence.
Whereas, the accusation of the Bangkok elite and Abhisit govt that this blast that blast hit by M79 related to RED shirt, that black clad militant, those snipers shot soldiers and civilians are groundless since they have never been able to produce any reliable evidences except one-sided accusation.
WISH THE RED WIN SOME DAYS FOR THEIR STRUGGLE!
Read more about mourning in Bangkok slaughter by FACT here.
Please watch BBC Video, it is worth watching.
Originally posted at: Political Prisoners in Thailand
PPT doesn’t usually post much material that is not in newspapers or other media. However, this note from a reader struck as being of potential interest in the current murky circumstances:
Eyewitness account i’ve been sent of sae daeng shooting – please use but don’t mention me
“I was at Sala Deang area near the MRT station. A group of us reported about noise coming from the the Dusit hotel. What looked like a long stick extended from the roof top. Within minutes, the general (Seh Daeng) was speaking to his supporters, offering water to an elderly lady and giving her a hug. Moments later, a shot was heard from overhead. The object had been pulled back and a man with a black hood stood up and walked away. About 5 min. later. A man wearing the same outfit was escorted out of the hotel into a black police van. Quickly, it took off and proceeded to go up Rama 4 and turned left to go towards MBK.
Military officers where seen smiling and shaking each others hands from this killing of this man.
Our party was told by an army officer.
You have seen nothing, go back to your hotel at once or you will be arrested and deported.
He repeated again and again. You’ve seen nothing, nothing to see here. Go back to your hotels.”
NOTE: To those who have supported Abhishit as a nice and democratic guy must be wrong as I used to say before that this guy is a perfect liar and hypocryte, dictator and shameless criminal just like Hun Xen of Cambodia. The different btw them is that Hun Xen speaks harsh and straight while Abhisit speaks soft but arrogant and bitter.