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Opponents of poll delay warn of bigger protest if no words on election date this Friday

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Opponents of poll delay warn of bigger protest if no words on election date this Friday

 

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The activist group pushing for an early election today threatened to escalate its campaign if the Election Commission fails to announce an election date by this coming Friday.

 

It plans to call another rally at the Democracy Monument on Saturday to pressure the EC and the government to hold the promised election as early as possible.

 

The group said in a statement released today that its demand for an official announcement of the election date since its first public rally on January 8 has not been met and now the tentative date set for February 24 as promised by the government cannot be realized.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/opponents-of-poll-delay-warn-of-bigger-protest-if-no-words-on-election-date-this-friday/

 
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Looks like the tanks will hit the streets soon. Reconditioning that many people is not possible without back firing.

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3 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

Looks like the tanks will hit the streets soon. Reconditioning that many people is not possible without back firing.

That may well happen. Don't be surprised, when the dust settles, if there are a different set of faces at the top.

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2 minutes ago, JAG said:

That may well happen. Don't be surprised, when the dust settles, if there are a different set of faces at the top.

You mean different officers raring the tanks and then Big P comes back to save the day?

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1 hour ago, JAG said:

No, I mean replacing Big P. 

Then the "coup clock" will be rest to zero.

You mean a well planned newly orchestrated coup where they are all in on it but it looks like another renegade group? Wouldn't that be interesting if that wool could be pulled over the Thai people's eyes. 

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It's a silly tactical mistake to say this, the government will just wait and see if it happens. It's a no-winner.

 

Either do it or don't do it, but don't talk about it.

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So, sit and wait for an election that may never happen, OR come out and protest and give them reason to delay an election that may never happen ? Hard choice

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4 hours ago, Eligius said:

Yes, the Thais are really seething with fury now and beginning to organise MASS protests: they are planning to bring  as many as 402 demonstrators out onto the streets next time round, just to show the world how this nation of nearly 70 million Thais will not put up with any more oppression ...

402 Thais are for democracy, Western style... 😜

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1 hour ago, Justgrazing said:

Whilst you have to admire their desire to try and force the issue this may be the wrong way to go at it as the current administration only know one way how to deal with such usurpers so it may end up getting ugly .. Ordinary thai's not troubled with eating from the hand of the controllers need to come together on this .. national days of action where people who do the donkey work that keeps a country going such as national transport , civil service , schools etc take a day off .. and then another .. and so on .. The operator staff of the toll booths on many M/ways here could bring the network to a screeching halt by all taking the day off .. un-announced .. Staff who operate the Skytrain could do the same un-announced .. Severely impinging on a countries ability to function on a daily basis quite often has those with their hands on the control levers shifting uncomfortably in their seats .. 

disrupting the "people" doesn't do it, run the trains, the tollways, the buses, etc, just don't collect any money - Open the schools - otherwise people will be inconvenienced, no charges levied at he government hospitals, like wise for all government offices that charge a fee for service etc. As money is the driving force for all things Thai, the penny (no pun) will soon drop that the populous is not happy - pressure will be applied to get their act together.     

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4 hours ago, Eligius said:

Yes, the Thais are really seething with fury now and beginning to organise MASS protests: they are planning to bring  as many as 402 demonstrators out onto the streets next time round, just to show the world how this nation of nearly 70 million Thais will not put up with any more oppression ...

Quite right. The junta knows this and they will do what they d**n well want to. Too much Mai Pen Rai and Mai Dtong Kit...it's shameful.

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