20 January 2014

Quote of the day...


Quote of the day

“...if they violate the laws, such as blocking roads and intruding into government offices, we will have to disperse the protesters.”
— Suthep Thaugsuban

When UDD protesters blocked roads in Bangkok, Suthep Thaugsuban accused them of violating the law and threatened to “disperse” them (quoted by The Nation newspaper on 13th March 2010). Now, three years later, Suthep’s PDRC protest movement is attempting to ‘shut down Bangkok’ using precisely the tactics that he formerly condemned.

In another example of hypocrisy, Suthep is campaigning against corruption despite his own reputation as a corrupt MP. Previous quotes of the day have come from the army chief, a PAD leader, the ICT Minister, and a Ministry of Culture official.