Fugitive suspect Jakrapob Penkair has lectured his red-shirt co-leaders for falling under an illusion that they could reinstall ex-premier Shinawatra Thaksin in power via the pardon petition.
In his article “Thaksin returning home?” published on Tuesday by Naew Ruam Red weekly magazine, Jakrapob reminded the co-leaders for misleading the red shirts to harbour a false hope.
He also reprimanded them for trying to bring back Thaksin to an unsafe environement which could end up with the ex-premier being assassinated like the Benigno Aquino case in the Philippines.
“I for one want to see Thaksin returning home but what reason there is to ensure the dream to become a reality,” he said in his article.
Pardon petition misguided : Jakrapob
Fugitive suspect Jakrapob Penkair has reprimanded his red-shirt co-leaders for falling under the illusion that they can reinstate ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra back in power through the pardon petition.
In his article “Thaksin Returning Home?”, published yesterday in the Naew Ruam Red weekly magazine, Jakrapob criticised the co-leaders for misleading the red shirts and having them harbour false hopes.
He also warned that bringing Thaksin back to an unsafe environment could end up with the ex-premier being assassinated like Benigno Aquino in the Philippines.
“I for one want to see Thaksin return home, but what reasons are there to ensure the dream can become a reality?” he asked in his article.
He said it was naive to assume that 6 million signatures endorsing the pardon petition could defeat the will of democracy “robbers”.
Six million people, seen as voices from heaven, would pale in comparison with the combined forces of “ammat” (the bureaucratic polity), comprising Prem Tinsulanonda, Pichit Kullavanijja, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Bowornsak Uwanno, he said.
In a veiled criticism of red-shirt co-leader Veera Musigapong, he referred to what he saw as Veera’s gullible reaction to Prem’s plotting. He said if Thaksin was allowed to return home at this juncture, it would be nothing but a ploy to kill him.
Jatuporn Promphan, a red-shirt leader, appeared unhappy when asked for a reaction to Jakrapob’s article. He said Jakrapob should not have run away. “Jakrapob should have returned to Thailand by now. Why did he run away? Who would harm him?”
By The Nation
Published on August 26, 2009