สื่อผู้ดี! สาวไส้ “แม้ว” คดีฆ่าตัดตอน


Finally, some smart reporters from Britain dug up an important case in the past. I’m curious how many foreigners’ve known about it before Sundat mirror published this?

For many British readers, it was probably the first time they heard about the deaths of about 2,500 people in Southern Thailand related to Thaksin Shinawatra’s policies when he was in power.

Sunday Mirror’s headline was: “Man City Owner Death Link.” It went on to say that last week, while Thaksin signed off the purchase of four new multimillion-pound players by man City manager Sven Goran Eriksson, human rights groups in Thailand accused the 57-year-old ex-prime minister of Thailand of supporting mass executions and torture during a yearlong war on drugs he ordered in 2003.

The story, written by Kate Mansey and Andrew Drummond, included interviews with some relatives of the victims of the killings in the provinces.

The report quoted Dr Pradit Charoenthaitawee, a member of the Human Rights Commission, as saying: I will bring the charges myself privately if need be. We have strong evident in 400 or so cases. Many of these injudicial killings were carried out in daylight in front of witnesses and many had nothing to do with drugs. It was a massacre. many innocent people were on the blacklists. And nobody got a trial. It was policemen who carried out these killings…”

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From Sunday Mirror , Thai Talk , manager.co.th

ดีเบตรธน.50 ยกแรกฝ่ายหนุน-ฝ่ายค้านโต้กันเดือด

Proponents and opponents of the junta-sponsored draft constitution debated half a dozen issues on television yesterday.

Advocates chose to play the politics-of-fear card while detractors called on voters “to do what is right”.

The draft-backers invoked politics of fear at the end of the debate when two key drafters and one leading member of the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Assembly were given an opportunity to summarise their points.

“This [draft] constitution is most vital for a concrete return of people’s power,” said Charan Phakdithanakul, vice chairman of the drafting committee. “The benefits of accepting this draft are its helping to end junta [rule] immediately. The Council for National Security will cease to exist.”

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And you can find fully translated version of this debate here:

Charan: New draft removes 1997 drawbacks

Nidhi: Reject the new draft, go back to 1997 charter

Chirmsak: I will vote Yes because its a better charter

Chaturon: New charter makes elected MPs powerless

Somkid: People have more power under new draft

Vorachet:: Judiciary branch too powerful under new draft

From The Nation , Thai Talk , Kom Chad Luek

“แม้ว” ยอมรับสนิท “ลิเดีย” หลังโดนปฏิวัติไป “โอเกะ” กันประจำ

Updated: เจ้าของพ็อกเกตบุ๊ก “แ๊ม้ว” ตะลึงยอดขายพุ่ง – ปัดรักใคร่เป็นการส่วนตัว


Somekind of special relations? But wait …. Where’s Pojaman ?

Thaksin lives the highlife in book out today

The 200-page book, to hit bookstores today, features the ousted premier’s latest 280-million-baht house in London suburb, his three-million-baht-a-month lifestyle and his favourite hangouts.

Two interviews, altogether seven hours long, were given. One was on May 30 when the Constitution Tribunal ordered the Thai Rak Thai party disbanded and another was on June 12 when the Assets Scrutiny Committee froze his assets.The book also contains snapshots, taken by his son Panthongtae, of Mr Thaksin pushing a supermarket trolley, eating a snack on a footpath, and posing with the so-called Queen of R&B, Saranrat Wisutthithada, better known as Lydia.

And here’re some extracts from the book :

”Because Nong Aim [his daughter Pinthongta] studies here and England is a democratic country,” said Mr Thaksin about the reasons for picking England for his self-imposed exile.

The book for the first time unveils his two-storey, five-bedroom house on a three-rai plot in Weybridge.

”This hundred-year-old housing estate was once home to pop stars Cliff Richard and Diana Ross,” he said. ”Chelsea footballers, including striker [Didier] Drogba, live in this neighbourhood.”

Though his elder daughter stays in her own apartment in London, Mr Thaksin is not alone. He has a maid, a driver and a bodyguard. He has recently hired a Thai cook to make his daily meals.

Mr Thaksin is not cut off from the outside world by any means. The former prime minister carries eight cell phones, with 20 SIM cards altogether.

He remains a big shopper who does not hesitate to shower his wife and two daughters with designer handbags.

Besides shopping at Harrods, Mr Thaksin can be spotted at Thai restaurants, such as Thai Rice, Thai Taste and Patra. He is also a frequent visitor to the Chinese restaurant, Royal China Club.

What gives him a real headache during the exile is maintaining his hairdo. Mr Thaksin often took the trouble of flying his favourite hairdresser from Thailand whenever he took a break to go to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Eventually, he guided a Spanish hairdresser at Tony N’ Guys salon to maintain his ‘not-too-short’ hairstyle.

Because it is only a short journey, Mr Thaksin often hops on a plane to France to shop and enjoy ”real wine and home-made food”.

To ”check his swing,” Mr Thaksin recently surfed the net and booked a class at a golf school in Miami.


Lydia-ลิเดีย, young and sexy singer. Click to see more photos

As for his golf companion, Mr Thaksin flies Lydia to London. She also doubles as a singer in their karaoke sessions.

”She is like another daughter to him,” said Mr Panthongthae.

Mr Thaksin said he had invited Lydia to Japan so she could buy new clothes in Harajuku, the trendy shopping district in central Tokyo, for her new album Inside Out.

Updated: There’s another interesting scoop on this by The nation, “There is nobody sponsoring my trip” The author, Lt Sunisa said. So what do you think? Click here to read more.

From Bangkok Post , manager.co.th , The Nation

พูดอย่างทำอย่าง ทักษิณสับสนในตัวเอง ?


It look like Thaksin have said he don’t feel like to return to politics many times, again and again to news sources around the world. But in practice, he never stop involving in politics. He also traveled around the world and try to discredit the military and Thai court of justice on all interviews.

If you keep an eyes on politic news for last few days, you may found some interesting characteristic of Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, which was spotted and have been analyze on This article, Thaksin’s new interview: Take it with a heavy grain of salt.

Thaksin denies plans to return to politics, the former telecommunications mogul insisted he had no desire to return to active politics, however “he said he remained abreast of relevant political developments as he battles to reclaim $1.9bn anti-graft investigators seized from his family last month”

The funds in dispute are the proceeds from the Shinawatra family’s $1.9bn tax-free sale last year of Shin Corp, their telecommunications empire, to Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, the largest ever corporate takeover in Thailand, which triggered mass protests that ultimately paved the way for the military intervention.

Then later in this interview, Mr. Thaksin urged Thai voters to reject a constitution that he saw as an act of “political revenge” against him. He said voters should aim for the restoration of the abolished 1997 constitution, which was intended to stabilise and clean up Thailand’s notoriously money-driven politics but was later blamed for failing to check Mr Thaksin’s power.

From Financial Times, Thai Talk

Is he trying to be democracy hero ? Or he just trying to prevent himself from being judge in many corruption charges ? You decide.


ทรูทักษิณ.คอม จริงไม่จริงอย่างไร? มาอ่านบทวิเคราะห์ลึกๆกันดู


Legal fact? or just another propaganda ?

The first in-depth analysis of the TrueThaksin.com was blogged, and look like there’ll be many parts to come. The writer did his first analysis on this AEC : Part of the Perfect Plan . I’ve put a hilight of this article here :

The Thaksin version:
The investigation, threat, defamation and many other wrongful things had begun since that very day; September 30, 2006. However, up until now the AEC did not fine a single evidence to confirm the corruption by Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra or that Dr. Thaksin has any personal gain out of those 11 cases accused by the AEC. Never mind, though the investigation of those cases have not been finalized. Let’s freeze the assets first, then let them fight for justice and prove that they are innocent!

My version:
The evidence has been found, it has not been publicly revealed because it would prejudice the case. Thaksin knows this and is using the AEC’s professionalism as a weapon against them. When one case of UK authorities leaking details of possible account concealment by Thaksin was reported in the mainstream press, AEC secretary Kaeswawan was furious that the media were informed.

To use a crude analogy: imagine a police officer sees a drug dealer trying to throw away his drugs, would the officer be wrong to seize the drugs? The AEC had grounds to believe the cash stocks could be transferred away pending the announcement of charges, and ordered a freeze, no a seizure. It could be argued that Thaksin would have already transferred the money out but this is a straw man in the legal argument.

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From reallifethailand.blogspot.com

องค์กรสิทธิมนุษยชนชี้ “แม้ว” ไร้คุณสมบัติฮุบเรือใบ

Thaksin completed his purchase of Manchester City earlier this month

‘A Fit and Proper Premiership?’

A leading human rights group has written to the Premier League to challenge Thaksin Shinawatra’s right to own Manchester City.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims Thaksin is “a human rights abuser of the worst kind” and should not have passed the League’s ‘fit and proper person’ test. Thaksin, the Thai prime minister from 2001 to 2006, denies the allegations. Under any definition, I don’t see how Thaksin can be fit and proper,” HRW’s Brad Adams told BBC Sport. “I’ve written a letter to the Premier League asking what this test means.”

Thaksin’s lawyer, Noppadol Pattama, told BBC Sport that the allegations were completely unfounded. “The civil and human rights charges against him have never been proven,” said Noppadol. “My client deserves to be treated as an innocent man, until proven guilty. “So far there hasn’t been any solid evidence against him.”

The Premier League has replied to the letter and issued a statement defending the fit and proper person test. “We have very clear rules on the ownership of our clubs,” the statement read. “These rules go above and beyond any requirement by company law and are some of the sternest in any UK industry.”

Amnesty International shares many of HRW’s concerns and their spokesperson told BBC Sport: “Thaksin did preside over some very serious human rights violations. “If the Premier League wants to take any of that into account when making their decisions, we’re happy to make our documents available to them.”The allegations against Thaksin are that, during his time as Thai prime minister, he:

  • Presided over extrajudicial killings during the notorious “war on drugs”. HRW says 2,500 people were killed during one three-month period at the start of 2003.
  • Told the Thai military to employ any means to suppress an insurgency in the south of Thailand.
  • Suppressed the Thai media.
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    By Brian Alexander and Simon Austin, Five Live Sport

    ทรูทักษิณ.อินโฟ : ข้อมูลของทักษิณ


    Find more Thaksin informations, there’re so many videos which can give you clues about him.

    There’s another TrueThaksin site up and running a few days ago, truethaksin.info. This site descripts itself as “Medias site Event about Thaksin Shinawatra,Best Media from Asian Update Every Day”. I’ve found this site is very useful for people who want a quick overview about him, a lot videos from the past to present can give a lot of infos without any reading. Just sit back and enjoy series of videos, and suddenly, I found that doing this give me better and clearer understanding about him. Because I’ve forgot a lot what he have done in years ago and how people response to him. I quite enjoy and entertain to watch these events in the past, but be cautious, some videos are funny but some are ridiculous and even make me sick.

    Video clip of Suthichai Yoon’s comment on last Sunday evening’s violent clashes between police and protestors in front of Gen Prem Tinsulanonda’s residence and the ensuing political implications.

    From Thai Talk


    July 28, 2007

    ทักษิโณมิกส์ ?

    A friend sent me this story under the headline “Thaksinomics.” Credit where credit is due? You read the story and tell me whether you can come up with a better headline:

    Three contractors..one from Thailand, another from Germany and the third from England are bidding to repair the White House fence.

    They go with a White House official to examine the fence.

    The English contractor takes out a tape and does some measuring..then works on some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will cost $900 — $400 for materials and $400 for labour and $100 profit for me…”

    The German contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says: “I can do this job for $700….$300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

    The Thai contractor doesn’t measure or do any figuring but leans over the White House official and whispers: “$2,700.”

    The official incredulously says: “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

    “Easy,” the Thai explains, “$1,000 for you…$1,000 for me and we hire the guy from Germany to do the work!”

    From Thai Talk

    มาเดากันดูว่าเงินมากมายเป็นกองภูเขานี้เป็นของใคร ?

    Guess whose money mountain is this?

    You can only take a wild guess. The picture has been widely forwarded through emails, if you have not received it already.
    The mountain compiles of stacks of Bt100 banknotes, US dollar and euro banknotes.
    Even AMLO, which seizes people’s money for a living, doesn’t store money in its custody like this.

    Do you have any idea whose money is this? We welcome any tip or input.

    Um… just an idea from a story in the past… a person who was powerful in our country said he loved to keep a lot of cash in his house, in a whole room especially for this, as he loved the feeling of having cash handy to spend.
    Then, who would have the same idea as this once powerful person? Can you figure out?

    The appearance of Thai banknotes suggests this room might belong to a Thai, or someone with Thai connections. Whether the location is in Thailand is another matter.

    From Politics Chit Chat