April 13th is supposed to be the start of the auspicious Songkran Day in Thailand or the popularly known "Water Festival".. I was so disturbed to see the front news in the Star showing fresh clashes in Bangkok with the State Of Emergency being declared again! I am so damn fed up and foresee another coup, judging from the protestors' ugly mobs in Pattaya.
The foreign media's favourite PM Khun Abhisit Vejjajiva who studied in the elite Eton School and graduated from Oxford, which was a rare achievement for the Thais then. However, he became a PM not by democracy elections yet the Red Protestors are not giving him the chance to prove himself since he came into office just end of 2008! That was after the Suvarnabhumi Airport was closed by protestors, remember? I thought I could breathe well for a year while making plans to visit Bangkok again.
The PM's motorcade was attacked even before the Asian Summit was held at Pattaya. I am sick to the core on the ugly behaviour of those Thai street protestors whether they wear Red, Yellow or Blue! For many decades, Thais have earned the image as the well mannered population with their polite "Wai" greetings to the world. When I was in US, I even felt better and proud to tell the whites I am a Thai rather than a Malaysian, coz they didn't know where the hell Malaysia was! LMAO!
I'm posting these unseen fresh photos from Thai bloggers showing the taxis blocking the streets leading to the Victory Monument today. I guess that must be Petchburi Road area.
Look at the mammoth crowd of Reds staging mass protests at Victory Monument for PM Abhisit Vejjajiva to step down. I am glad we don't fight and protest anymore like this in KL. It has been badly hurting the economy of Thailand and scaring millions of tourists away. No wonder the tourist arrivals to Malaysia has increased many folds.
I have been posed the questions many times by friends about the Buddhism in Thailand which is in contrast with the frequent ugly street protests and power greedy politicians! I retorted that some just don't practice the Buddhism way of life. The Thai population stands at 62 million people and it's only less than 5% are devils if assuming the Red and Yellow gangs total over a couple of hundred thousands. So I believe there are still many good Thais who stay at home to watch the protests live on TV. I hear that none of my relatives take to the streets and that doesn't mean they are good! I do have cousins who are greedy and womanizers too. Oh, that is Thailand and Mai Pen Rai! (Never Mind)
How many more days they wanna clash? I won't be surprised they will sleep and close the airport again! Then I suggest you take a flight to Krabi and board a bus to Bangkok, vice versa.
You know what? The majority Thais are so used to all this circus and my Thai buddy actually went to relax when the Airport was closed last year! His sms replied me - "WHAT'S THE WORRY DUDE? I AM ENJOYING MY GOLF RIGHT NOW!"
THIS IS LATEST NEWS! The tanks have rolled into the streets of Bangkok and this one parked outside Siam Paragon.
Thailand had many military coups since 1932 and my own uncle (above) the late General Chatichai Choonhavan was Thailand's most flamboyant ex Premier was also overthrown in the 1991 coup. I was living in the States when mum told me that uncle's entire siblings & families who all reside in the Bangkok's swanky Soi Rajkroo had their bank accounts frozen for investigations and had to borrow cash from everyone to have their simple daily meals. That was a terrible price to pay for survival. I will never want to enter politics as I could be a nasty one with my curry mouthed. LOL!
Pray harder Leng Chai.