PAD statement: Gov’t must block Thaksin’s speech


People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) coordinator Suriyasai Katasila Monday issued a statement on Tuesday, condemning ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinnawatra for his phone-in speech which accused privy councillor president of being masterminds of the coup.

The statement said Thaksin’s speech aired via video link  last Friday which accused Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda as the 2007 coup plotter and of being interfering the justice system were ungrounded and irresponsible.

The speech was actually aimed at stirring the red shirted protesters and undermining the credibility of the court, the statement said.

The statement also said that all of Thaksin’s actions and moves were aimed at destroying the monarchy system.

Moreover, the PAD also demanded the government to provoke Thaksin’s passport, block Thaksin’s video linking, speed up media reformation, and take serious action against those who commited lese majeste.

The Nation, April 2, 2009


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