Monday, December 1, 2008

Thailand:A Lesson To Be Learned ?

Hantu Laut

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have blockaded the city airports leading to massive transport disruption and unbearable inconveniences to the public in general and tourists in particular.

Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports are under siege by anti-government protesters that paralysed flights in and out of Bangkok.

The protesters are demanding the resignation of duly elected Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat alleging him to be a stooge of
brother-in-law and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

The protest could not be termed peaceful as explosives had been used to cause damage and injury.Scores of people have been injured by the blasts.Police have refused to use force to disperse the crowd of protesters preferring negotiation instead.It's coming to a week now and no end is in sight that the protesters would budge from the impasse.Look like the army have to move in again.

It will have serious consequence on its tourism industry and economic development.No one would like to visit or invest in a country that is politically volatile.

Maybe, the Thai government should introduce the ISA ?

The question now is for those Malaysians who love to think demonstrations could solve problems for them to take a cue from what happened in Thailand.


Anonymous said...

dunno whussup with thailand...all went belly up after the king got rid of thaksin and refuses to let the democratically elected govt rule...

kittykat46 said...

The Thailand context is totally different - its mischievous to use it as an excuse for the ISA.

The demonstrators are clearly breaking the law and there is no legal impediment to arresting them and breaking up the blockade.

For their own partisan political reasons, the army and police have refused to carry out their responsibility and looking the other way. Its all a part of a campaign to oust the elected government, and the army & police are colluding with it.

Anonymous said...

they should just do a mumbai

that's the best!

Hantu Laut said...

jed yoong,
Because no ISA.Freedom to screw up the country.

Hantu Laut said...

You give Malaysians the same freedom to sit-in for few days they would be worse than the Thai.There will be blood on the street.The Thai basically are more peaceful than us.

I never change my stand against going to the streets to vend one's anger or protest.

SM said...


No excuse to use something like the ISA!
Either charge them in court using the law or let them free.
Only bloody UMNO can come up with Islam Hadari on one hand & then in the next hand use the ISA!