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Thai TV debate: Royalist accuses Jewish Americans of funding pro-democracy protests

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A debate between a royalist and a pro-democracy supporter got heated and turned into shouting during a broadcast on a Thai news channel. In one bizarre exchange, the royalist spokesperson accused Jewish Americans of backing the pro-democracy movement.

The ongoing political protests, calling on government and monarchy reformation, has led to a divide in Thailand with a split between those calling for democracy and those trying to protect the status quo and the Thai Monarchy.

Pro-democracy activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattarasaksa faced off against royalist and former singer Haruethai Muangboonsri on Thairath TV.

Jatupat said he’s calling on the resignation of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha because the former army general seized power in the 2014 military coup. Haruethai immediately shot back, saying the coup was a necessary solution because the government under then-PM Yingluck Shinwatra was too corrupt to fix problems.

As things became more heated, Haruethai started yelling. At one point, she even claimed Jewish Americans are funding the pro-democracy movement. She went on to say that even in United States, human dignity cannot be guaranteed, and referenced the Cold War and America’s history of slavery.

Royalists have accused the US government of “interfering” with Thai affairs. A group of royalist protesters even gathered outside the US Embassy in Bangkok, calling on the American government to stop a so-called “hybrid war”, without any further details about exactly what that is.

Pro-democracy activists say the US is not involved. At the debate, Jatupat said the protest is driven by Thai youth who care about the future of their country.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    patty

    November 6, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    This lady is a f**king idiot, just like the rest of the regime supporters. They just assume s**t instead of doing research and find facts

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    Smoker

    November 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    …taking a page out of the Trump playbook, no shame, you call yourself a Thai to resort to this gambit…

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      John

      November 6, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Jewish vampire snail moving to new feeding ground…

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        preesy chepuce

        November 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm

        What’s there to feed on here?

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          john

          November 9, 2020 at 4:31 am

          your cost of living is to low and your discretionary income is to high. not to mention Jews don’t have complete control over banking system and micro financing. small hate people are preparing to leave Amerika because we are about to have a civil war.

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          maxcorrigan

          November 9, 2020 at 9:44 am

          True, i don’t think even George Soras (jewish) would be particularly interested in Thailand!

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    Buster

    November 6, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Rubbish. Of course they’re involved. Its what they do. Look at the builders helmets and the expensive respirators just like Hong Kong.

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      Fabian

      November 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Evidence? They are Jewish helmets and respirators?

      [Homer Simpson]
      Doh!
      [/Homer Simpson]

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        John

        November 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm

        Confirmation bias, it’s the Jews. Wherever there is internal conflict look for the chosen ones.

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      preesy chepuce

      November 6, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Are you really that mental?! Why do you suppose anyone gives a care about Thailand from the outside? It’s not a major world economy, seizing control of it as suggested doesn’t really achieve that much for whoever wants to do it.

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    Khun plastic

    November 6, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Could be the commys behind it all also.

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    Nemo

    November 6, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    They are confronted with this colorful revolution and are victims of misinformation on the subject.

    The Jews should not be confused with the Zionist movement which was created by American Protestants (such as William Blackstone) and which is composed of Jews and Protestants sometimes involved in these colorful revolutions.

    But they have opened their eyes to this operation and to the danger that manipulated students pose to the independence of their country, and that is a good thing!
    Rama IX and Prem faced the first such attack against Thaksin.

    Today, the new pawn of the empire, inspired by Star
    war and hunger game, but he is not Luc Skywalker, Thanathorn is rather the new Darth Vader who wants to impose the pseudo-democracy of the emperor Palpatine.

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      Toby Andrews

      November 6, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Ah it’s Thanathorn is it?
      Well no surprise there. But isn’t he a little short to be the new Darth Nader?

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    Nemo

    November 6, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    They are confronted with this colorful revolution and are victims of misinformation on the subject.

    The Jews should not be confused with the Zionist movement which was created by American Protestants (such as William Blackstone) and which is composed of Jews and Protestants sometimes involved in these colorful revolutions.

    But thai people they have opened their eyes to this operation and to the danger that manipulated students pose to the independence of their country, and that is a good thing!

    Rama IX and Prem faced the first such attack against Thaksin.

    Today, the new pawn of the empire, inspired by Star
    war and hunger game, but he is not Luc Skywalker, Thanathorn is rather the new Darth Vader who wants to impose the pseudo-democracy of the emperor Palpatine.

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    Vidal

    November 6, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    At least someone is awake!
    “There is a Jewish Mafia at the Heart of the New World Order” Alex Jones.

    In reality its an Anglo/ American Establishment with the uber elite being the old Iraqi (Babylonian) Diaspora who ran the opium trade – names you likely never heard off. One of those clans very minor businesses interests is a fairly famous shampoo brand.

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      Dave

      November 7, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Bigoted kook.

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    Toby Andrews

    November 6, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    The Jews involved huh? No I doubt it.
    Look how mean they are to the Palestine protesters.
    Backing protesters is not usually a Jewish preference, selling them crash helmets might be.
    However we did meet two Israelis in a Pattaya bar, and they looked a bit sneaky, but it could have been their normal look.
    Could they have been on reconnaissance for Israeli intelligence, or just looking for girls?

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      Mike

      November 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      They were probably travelling incognito in case they didn’t get service or were refused entry to hotels, bars etc

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    Mike

    November 6, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Ah, the old Jewish conspiracy theory – that’s a new one… lulz

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    Mike

    November 6, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    “Interfering” “meddling” these are words used by piss-pot regimes when they are offended, triggered, or butthurt.

    It really is pathetic.

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      preesy chepuce

      November 6, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      Yours is the only credible comment on here… this is deep into the dark heart of nutjobland. The situation is much simpler, people are skint and are sick of the endless bs from their elders, and want a change, it’s only surprising its taken so long, smartphones have allowed people to see the world outside the bubble for many years, COVID simply gave an opportunity for long-held exasperation to be vented.

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    Joe

    November 6, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    What a creepy tomboy.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Protesters suing Thai PM, police and officials over State of Emergency in October

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Protesters and human rights lawyers are officially suing the Thai PM, a deputy PM and other members of the government and police for 3.5 million baht in damages. The lawsuits cover the declaration of a state of emergency that was imposed for a week during October following a major protest where a royal motorcade drove into the path of a protest near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

Police claim that protesters “blocked” the path of the royal motorcade, but video of the incident shows the protesters were gesturing at the yellowRolls Royce and yelling at the occupants as it passed by, without obstruction. Her Majesty the Queen and the King’s youngest son were in the vehicle at the time.

There are seven complainants, each demanding 500,000 baht in compensation.

The State of Emergency was announced for Bangkok on October 15, at 4am in the morning following the protest.

Representatives of the Human Rights Lawyers Association filed the lawsuit with the Civil Court yesterday. It lawsuit also targeted the Prime Minister’s Office, national police officials and the Royal Thai Police Office.

Nuengruethai Kijakansuparoek, of the lawyers’ association, claims the declaration violated rights to freedom of politics, transport and expression of opinion. The Association also warns that there are more lawsuits on the way.

“The closure of electric train service was ordered, some demonstrators were arrested and some people were affected by tear gas, and people were unable to voice their political opinions.”

yesterday some 5,000 gathered at the Lad Phrao intersection in an “anti coup picnic” to enjoy food, including Isaan dishes, with protest leaders speaking and musicians keeping the crowd entertained. Protest organisers said it was “a rehearsal protest against coups”.

Protesters handed the “flock” of yellow inflatable ducks over the heads, of the crowd “to represent the military passing over the people” to by-pass democratic rule and be the defacto government of Thailand. An inflatable Santa also made his way into the festivities for no apparent reason (well, Christmas is approaching).

Yesterdays rally was just 2 days after another gathering outside the Siam Commercial Bank HQ, where HM the King is the largest single shareholder in Thailand’s oldest bank, founded in 1907.

Today’s rally will start at the Imperial World Samrong shopping centre, south of central Bangkok, and march to Bang Na intersection. Then tomorrow protesters plan to hold another rally in front of the . Imperial World Samrong shopping centre.

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Thai PM insists martial law will not be used against protesters

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Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he has no intention of resorting to martial law to put an end to the current political unrest, adding that existing laws provide enough scope for dealing with those who take matters into their own hand. The Bangkok Post reports that he was responding to reporters following a US-ASEAN Business Council meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“In a democratic world, I cannot get everyone to agree with me. All I can do is to find a way to move forward together to avoid problems in the future.”

The then General Prayut, head of the Thai army, made similar assurances in the latter stages of the Yingluck Shinawatra government before he led the NCPO in a bloodless military coup in May 2014.

Meanwhile, the Ratsadon (People’s Party) group says it’s planning to hold protests over the course of 5 days, without camping overnight. The group has confirmed its intentions in a Line group shared with the media, adding that locations and times will be confirmed on social media.

Responding to a question about the 5-day plan, the PM appeared to take the announcement in his stride.

“Just let them announce it. The law is there to punish anyone who breaks it.”

The announcement comes after a rally at the headquarters of the Siam Commercial Bank yesterday, which was initially supposed to take place at the Crown Property Bureau. The group changed the location the night before, claiming it did so to avoid royalist groups deliberately sent to provoke them. An explosive device was thrown and gunshots fired injuring 2 protesters. Full report about the incident HERE.

Thousands of pro-democracy activists gathered at the SCB building, which was closed for the day, in the Chatuchak district of the capital. Protest leaders stood on the back of a truck, addressing activists through loudspeakers as they slammed the government. Prominent activist, Parit Chiwarak, aka, “Penguin”, was wearing a yellow duck suit as he held a sign that read, “Citizens Area”.

The use of yellow ducks has become a prominent feature of the anti-government protests. Large rubber ducks were initially deployed to deal with the worst of the water cannons, with protesters using the birds to shield themselves from chemical-laced water and tear gas. But with large yellow ducks also used in Hong Kong’s protests this year, they have become an international symbol of the pro-democracy movement. Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur costumes have also been employed to make political statements about the age and culture of MPs in the ruling Palang Pracharat coalition.

Meanwhile, Penguin is condemning the decision to press charges of lèse majesté against pro-democracy activists, calling it an attempt to leave protest groups without leaders. He says he’s confident the move will backfire, as it will encourage more people to come and attend future protests. At least 12 protesters have been summonsed to face charges, with police saying they plan to summons between 3 – 5 others, who will also be charged.

One of the protesters charged under Section 112 is Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, who was nominated by the BBC as one of their 100 most inspirational women in the world 2020. Read that story HERE.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Poll reveals Thais hope President-elect Biden will be a “good leader”

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Thailand’s Suan Dusit Poll has revealed that most Thais hope that the President-elect Joe Biden will be a good leader of his country. The opinion survey, by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, was conducted online on November 13 through November 18, in which 1,038 people responded with their opinions throughout the country.

A majority of Thais, almost 90%, responded that they were interested in the US Presidential election outcomes and were following the news regularly. About 58% responded as moderately following the elections and almost 32% highly interested in the elections. Only about 10% of respondents said that they were not interested in the elections.

Of those who responded as being interested in the election, their reasons were largely due to the fact that they felt the elections have a large impact on the world economy, with almost 74% of poll’s respondents agreeing with that reasoning. About 61% of respondents said the reasons they were interested was because the US is a world superpower, while about 49% said they were merely interested in who would be the winner.

The elections come at a time when Thailand is grappling with an unstable political situation, as protesters against the government are pushing for constitutional amendments. Almost 61% of respondents pointed to this intersection of politics, citing the democratic election of a country’s leader by the people could be applied to their own country’s politics and society. About 57% of the people said they were highly aware of the issues surrounding the right to vote with around 53% citing the democratic electoral system in America was of interest.

However, only 48% said they felt Thailand’s economy would be better after the US election, with 47% believing it would stay the same. A mere 4.5% said they thought the Thai economy would be worse after the election.

Regardless of their reasoning for being interested in the elections, about 65% of respondents wanted whoever was elected as the next US President to be a good leader both at home and on the international stage. 62% wanted the new leader to forge friendships and good relations with other countries and almost 58% wanted him to refrain from taking advantage of and suppressing other countries.

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