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Protest in Uruphong

Photo By : Sukul Kerdnaimongkol

Photo By : Sukul Kerdnaimongkol

On 11 October 2013, Utai Yodmanee, president of Ramkhamhaeng University Students Organisation, announced that the rally at Urupong intersection would be led by his group called “Students’ and People’s Network for Thailand’s Reform” after members of the “People’s democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism” (PEFOT) have decided to move out of the area surrounding Government House to relocate at Lumpini Park as part of the negotiation with the police which reasoned is due to last week official visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
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Khaosod : Student Activists Dispute Anti-Govt Protesters” Legitimacy

Taken from an article called “Student Activists Dispute Anti-Govt Protesters” Legitimacy” by Khaosod Online that was published on October 16 2013.

(15 October) A group of student activists has alleged that the anti-government protesters at Bangkok′s Uruphong intersection is falsely claiming to represent their university and fellow students.

Calling themselves Student and People Network For Political Reform of Thailand, the protesters are have been camping out on the road to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The protesters have accused Ms. Yingluck of corruption, abuse of power, and serving as puppet for her corrupt brother, the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Their leaders claim to be student activists from Ramkhamhaeng University, a contrast to the array of retired military officials who had been dominating the anti-government protests in recent months.
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Two Sides of October’s Coin

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The student leaders of the “October Generation” may have fought alongside against military dictatorship regime of Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn in the past but after the Thaksin era, this age group is fragmented into two bodies which are now called; the “Red October”(ตุลาแดง) and the “Yellow October” (ตุลาเหลือง). As a result, this division required the participants of the 14 Oct uprising in 1973 to organise two separate events to commemorate it and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the student protest.
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BKK Post : Find new allies, red shirts told. Seksan blames 2006 coup for society’s rifts

Taken from an article called “Find new allies, red shirts told. Seksan blames 2006 coup for society’s rifts” by Achara Ashayagachat that was published via BKK Post Online on October 14 2013.

A former key leader of the Oct 14, 1973, student uprising called on the red-shirt movement Sunday to join hands with other democratic forces in working towards sustainable democracy.

Delivering a speech at Thammasat University to mark the 40th anniversary of the uprising, Seksan Prasertkul said the Oct 14 spirit was to fight against dictators and establish democracy.
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UDD Press Conference on October 9th 2013

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At the press conference of the United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on October 9, 2013, Mr. Thanawut Vichaidit, spokesperson of the UDD, informed the Red Shirt supporters about the upsurge of movement by the conservative masses such as the People’s Force to Overthrow Thaksinism (PEFOT) and the Dharma Army groups in recent week.

The spokesperson advised the UDD supporters not to confront with these Am-mart ground forces despite provocation because it would fit in with their ploy of escalating the political tensions in the society and warned against a “third party” that might use the situation to incite violence conflict for their own personal gain.
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Khaosod : PEFOT ‘Temporarily’ Retreats To Lumpini Park

Taken from an article called “PEFOT ‘Temporarily’ Retreats To Lumpini Park” by Khaosod Online that was published on October 10 2013.

Photo by : Khaosod Online

Photo by : Khaosod Online

(10 October) After several negotiations, the anti-government protesters have agreed to relocate their protests back to Lumpini Park during the visit of Chinese Premier to Government House, where the protesters had been camping.

The People′s Force of Democracy to Overthrow Thaksinism (PEFOT) vowed to return to resume their calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after Mr. Li Keqiang had concluded his official visit to Thailand, scheduled to take place from 11-13 October.
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Article 309

Test-colour067On October 1st 2013, Dr. Weng Tojilakarn, Pheu Thai party list member and co-leader of the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), proposed the amendment of Article 309 of the Constitution to the party’s strategic committee and yesterday, October 8th 2013, 115 Pheu Thai MPs signed their approval of the proposition.

According to procedure, the drafted bill can now be forwarded to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Somsak Kiatsuranont, for consideration before it can be proposed in the form of a draft Constitutional Amendment. As cited in Chapter 15 and Article 291 of the Constitution which dictate the procedure for the amendment of the Charter; “an amendment of the Constitution may be made under the rules and procedures as follows:
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Gen. Paryuth warned Media of Criticism against the Army operations in 2010

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Photo by : Khaosod Online

On October 7th 2013, at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, attorney from the Office of Special Prosecutor has filed inquest into the death of Mr. Gleang-Glai Khumnoi, a 23 year old that was allegedly found to be the first victim of the military crackdown operation on Red Shirt protestors between April-May 2010. He was shot at Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge next to the Ministry of Education on May 10, 2013. The first court hearing of the investigation into his death will begin on February 24, 2014.
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