Friday, January 21, 2011
The various shades of Yellow
Phra Potirak, left, and Chamlong Srimuang, both say they remain in close contacts. But observers have suggested that while Chamlong remains the core of the "mainstream yellow shirts," the leader of Santi Asoke has distanced himself from the People Alliance for Democracy (PAD).
Phra Potirak has publicly declared that he is backing Veera Somkwamkid, who has split from PAD to form his "Patriots" network, who is now in jail in Cambodia while PAD's core leaders have described Veera as "fake yellow" meaning that PAD doesn't recognize the "Patriots" as part of their movement.
Phra Potirak is also showing full support for Chaiwat Sinsuwong, who was arrested earlier this week on the old charge of terrorism while he was part of he mainstream yellow movement.
Now, where does Chamlong stand? Is he the "original yellow" and if so, how does he view Veera and Chaiwat who are being supported by Phra Potirak?
Very interesting time indeed!