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UDD Press Conference 22/5/13

IMG_0384On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Mr. Thanawut Vichaidit, showed his appreciation to the Red Shirts supporters that joined the rally last Sunday at the press conference of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). Although the main rally went by without any major incidents, unfortunately, two Red Shirts supporters had died.

An elderly women who was later identified as Mrs Khaikee Wongrasri, died of a heart attack just before the rally began in front of Wat Phrathum Wanaram. Another supporter who was later identified as Mr. Supharp Gumchart, died from a car accident while traveling to the rally. We would like to show our deepest condolence to the family of the deceased and we would like to show our sincere gratitude for their undying support for our cause.
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80 Million Baht Bounty

thaksin10 million baht is a large sum of money that former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra have been waving around as a bounty for anyone who can provide evidence for the people who were responsible for the burning down of the Central World department store on 19 May 2010. Thaksin made the announcement for the bounty in front of 100,000 Red Shirts supporters at the three years anniversary event last Sunday (19/5/13) and less than 24 hours later; Thaksin again announced that the bounty will be increase to 10 million baht per culprit instead. This means that if your evidence can convicted five of criminal who burn down Central World, you will receive 50 million baht.

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UDD Statement on May 19th 2013

At the event “19 May, To Commemorate the Heroes and the Call for Justice” on Sunday, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) “Red throughout the land” issued a statement to explain why more than 100,000 thousands (an actual figure from our registration records) of Red Shirts came out en masse to commemorate the fallen heroes who so unjustly died 3 years ago and to state the UDD position on four issues:

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1. We want to express our deepest gratitude and respect for the heroes who have lost their lives in our fight to bring power to the people and in our struggle for true democracy in Thailand.

We, the living, will keep on fighting for this noble cause and we will not stop until we will have succeeded in order to make sure that these lives were not lost in vain.

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“19 May, to Commemorate the Heroes and Call for Justice”

On Sunday May 19th 2013 from 10:00pm onward, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), Red throughout the Land, is holding an event “19 May, to Commemorate the Heroes and Call for Justice” in honor of our fallen brothers and sisters of democracy at Ratchaprasong intersection, Bangkok.

The UDD would like to invite all Red Shirts supporters to come and pay tribute to the 98 lives that were lost and to remind their families that their sons’ and daughters’ heroic acts have not been forgotten.  On the 19th there will be an exhibition of photos along with narration and a collection of video recordings of the tragic incidents that happened 3 years ago. Co-leaders of the UDD will give speeches throughout the day.  Entertainment on that day will be music and other performances provided by our brothers and sisters from every corner of Thailand. Co-leaders will also march with a small contingent of supporters to Wat Pathum Wanaram to leave flowers and wreaths as a mark of respect for the fallen.

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International Communication Strategy of the UDD

safe_image.phpIn May 2013, “Look Back and Gaze Forward for Democracy” show (broadcast on Asia Update Channel every Friday – Saturday from 21:00pm – 22:00pm), Prof.TidaTavonsate together with Prof.JarunDittapichai, Pakdee Tanapura and Dr. WengTojirakarn announced the current policy of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to reach out to the world.

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Investigation began on the 6 corpses found inside Pathumwan Temple grounds

Slide102On May 12, 2013, a hearing took place at the Bangkok Criminal Court on the investigation and autopsy reports concerning 6 corpses found inside the Pathumwan Temple grounds. These victims were shot dead during the government suppression of the UDD protest on May 19, 2010.  During the hearing the prosecutor brought in witnesses from the Forensic Department who were present at the crime scene to provide expert advice to the court.

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Various Concepts of Different Mobs

ATPTRS have translated Asso. Prof. Tida Thawonseth comments on the “Look Back and Glance Forward for Democracy” show which was broadcasted on Asia Update Channel every Friday – Saturday from 21:00pm – 22:00pm. On last week show, Saturday 11 May 2013, Mrs. Tida explained the differences between various group that are currently protesting in Bangkok and the reason why they are here.

Asso. Prof. Tida Thavonsate believed that the ‘Alliance of Thai Patriots (ATP)’ is a “seriously well connected” group because they were able to use ‘Sanam Luang’ (the royal field in front of the palace) to staged their demonstration and they are undeniably the “new ground forces of the Am-mart (elite bureaucrats)”.

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Dr. Weng comment on Democrat Party press conference

wengFrom Dr. Weng Tojiragarn facebook page on May 8th 2013

Dr. Weng’s have pointed out on his facebook page the four “big fat lies” that have been told by the Democrat Party at their press conference on May 8th 2013. The detail of Dr. Weng’s post have been translated by TRS and are presented here as follow;
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