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UDD Proposals and Objectives from the Sounding of the Battle Drum Congress in Korat

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CORRECTION : 26/02/14 12:45

The following are the collective proposals of the United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) which have been proposed by all ranks of the organization’s leaderships as objectives and respond against threats that are being post by antidemocratic groups and led by Suthep’s People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

Theses proposals and objectives have not been approved by the core-members and a committee will be set up to analysis these suggestions and formalized it according to the current situation and our Modus operandi which concentrate on nonviolence approach.

10,000 UDD co-leaders, coordinators, and supporters met on February 23, 2014, in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) to discuss on the immediate objectives and plans of the organization during the current political conflict. Each provincial leaders have compiled suggestions from supporters in their province and was allow to present it on stage to the supporters that came from other provinces.

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UDD’s Sounding of the Battle Drums Congress

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United front of Democracy against Dictator will stage the “UDD’s Sounding of the Battle Drums” Congress in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) on February 23, 2014 to signal the start of the retaliation against forces which seek to destroy the country’s democracy.

Around 4,000 of UDD’s regional and provincial coordinators along with the organization’s core members will meet at Liptapunlop Hall inside His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary Sports Complex to discuss on the organization’s objectives and tactics against Suthep’s antidemocratic mobs.

UDD urged supporters to wear red once again for this symbolic event.
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Injured from Lak Si Shooting in Need of Financial Help

Arkaew Saelew lay motionless before he was rescued (right) the unknown hero who was attempting to rescue him

Arkaew Saelew lay motionless before he was rescued (right) the unknown hero

Daughter of the elderly man, who was shot in pre-election violence, is in need of financial help after learning that her father is paralysed from his gunshot wound.

71 year old, Arkaew Saelew, was shot in the neck by unidentified assailants during a shooting in Lak Si district, on February 1, 2014. He was a demonstrator who had joined the Red Shirts protest in support of the election on 2 February at IT Square department store.

Arkaew was shot at the back of his neck in front of IT Square department store and laid there motion less for more than half an hour during the shooting before he was rescued by a brave bystander. He was then transferred to Viparvadee hospital where doctors successfully removed the bullet from his neck but unfortunately, the bullet has damaged his central nerve and now he is paralysed from the neck down.
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UDD Obligations for the Upcoming Election on February 2, 2014.

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In a statement on February 1, 2014, Thida Tavonseth, president of the United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) urged Red Shirts and its members to avoid confrontation with PDRC and NSPRT protestors when going to vote tomorrow.

On the eve of the upcoming election, the UDD president has laid down three recommendations that the Red Shirts and its members should practice when going to vote in Bangkok and other potentially hostile provinces on February 2, 2013.

1. UDD supporters should prepare personnel to substitute as volunteer in order to fill in the void positions which have been left available by the Election Commission’s staff who quit their post prior to the election.

Anyone who is eligible for vote and is registered within any given polling station can apply as a poll station commissioner after giving the poll station director these following documents:

• Election Right Notification which identified the person as eligible for vote at that polling station
• Citizenship Identification Card and its photocopies
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