Monday, January 11, 2010

Veera: This is the last battle...again

This perhaps isn't the last time he will declare the campaign "The Last Battle." But Veera Muksigapong, a red-shirted leader, made that declaration again in an interview published in Matichon today.

Veera will probably join the red-shirt protestors at "Khao Yai Tiang" in Korat today to pressure Privy Councillor Gen Surayud Chulanont to quit over the possession of a piece of land in a forest declared reserved for the poor.

But he gave no new clues in the interview as to what he meant by "the last battle to overthrow the Amartya..." -- a loose Thai term meant to disparage privy councillors, advisers to His Majesty the King.

Veera said he had called it the "last battle" because the current government was so overwhelmed with serious problems that "we can't along them to drag on any longer."

He stressed that the red-shirts weren't resorting to violence. But he did say that Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, the privy council president, is the "chief amartya" who represents an obstacle to democracy.

"In England and Japan, the people and monarchy don't need to have amartya in between them. Why then in Thailand do we have the amartya giving instructions?" Veera asked.

No doubt, the attack on Surayud is a direct hit on Prem and so on....

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