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

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

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.

เว็บทรูทักษิณ.คอม แต่ความจริงอยู่ตรงไหน ?

Truethaksin.com: But where's the truth?

This is what I found when I tried to find out what the “new” Thaksin website is all about. Perhaps, he is too busy promoting his new Chinese-language book. Perhaps, he is checking out how the picture with a huge pile of banknotes that is being circulated in cyberspace had leaked out for the whole world to see. Perhaps, he was fully occupied with his birthday celebrations that coincided with the detention of the nine core members of the pro-Thaksin group who spent the night at Samsen police station.

Perhaps, the”Truth Will Set You Free” motto that is all there is to the new webiste is aimed at reminding himself. If he comes home to fight all the court cases against him instead of hiding out in London, then he could produce the “truth” that will set him free. If he keep dodging the truth, then he will have to be on the run for the rest of his life. Hiding from the truth will keep him in shackles.

From Thai Talk

เปิดตัว ทรูทักษิณ.เวิร์ดเพรส.คอม – บล๊อกที่จะตีแผ่เรื่องจริงของทักษิณ ชินวัตร

Know about Thailand, stand up for Human Rights and fight against corruption.The website will contain material describing Thailand’s situation ahead of the coup and the Shinawatra family.
“Foreigners today can now know more than the information provided by the Council for National Security. They can discover what has happened to our country”

This blog will reveal the real situations in Thailand, which won’t distorted by other paid local and golbal News sources by this billionaire and their partners.