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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by handdrummer » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:06 am

I wonder how high up the escape plans go?

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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:53 am

Its a win win win--She has gone, cant come back, is not in jail here acting to fire up her supporters. Its not what anyone did, but what they didnt do---stop her leaving.

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Post by VincentD » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:29 pm

And probably gets to keep the money.. :duck:
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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Talking to some Thai ladies today. Thai people are not very open about their feelings about Thai politics with farangs. They all regard her as a heroic figure and are glad that she is "safe"

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Post by handdrummer » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:26 pm

VincentD wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:29 pm
And probably gets to keep the money.. :duck:
The govt. gets to keep the money, ie. the 30 million baht bond that she forfeited. Better than spending time in a Thai prison, or any prison.

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Post by Pleng » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:30 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Talking to some Thai ladies today. Thai people are not very open about their feelings about Thai politics with farangs. They all regard her as a heroic figure and are glad that she is "safe"
I can imagine the sort of areas that "all" these ladies were from...

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Post by StevePIraq » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:38 pm

Ms Badluck gets some news.

Yingluck trial: Thai ex-PM sentenced to five years in jail

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been found guilty of negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.
The supreme court found her guilty of mishandling a rice scheme which led to at least $8bn (£6bn) in losses.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41410047
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Post by PeteC » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:46 pm

I don't think there was ever any doubt....Pete :cheers:
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Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm

There has been talk for quite a while of the possibility of working up an actual corruption case against her. Hardly surprising she didn't wait for the end of 'part 1'.

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Post by handdrummer » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:13 am

"in absentia." "There's no business like show business." 5 yrs., 25 yrs., it's irrelevant.

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Post by Takiap » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:52 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Talking to some Thai ladies today. Thai people are not very open about their feelings about Thai politics with farangs. They all regard her as a heroic figure and are glad that she is "safe"
It just goes to show how divided Thai society is because I know a few Thai ladies, and 4 of them I know really well. Of those, two are 100% pro Thaksin, the other two are the exact opposite and believe the two Taksins should be locked up or never be allowed to return. Of these two ladies, one despises the currently leadership just as much as she despises the Taksin family. As is to be expected, the two pro Thaksin women are from Isaan, while the two anti Thaksin women are from Hua Hin and from Hat Yai.

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:35 pm

Mainly Isaan that supports the Thaksin's, people from the south will never support them as Thaksin said he would not provide any development aid to the south as they did not vote for him.
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Post by europtimiste » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:21 pm

Takiap wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:52 am
oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Talking to some Thai ladies today. Thai people are not very open about their feelings about Thai politics with farangs. They all regard her as a heroic figure and are glad that she is "safe"
It just goes to show how divided Thai society is because I know a few Thai ladies, and 4 of them I know really well. Of those, two are 100% pro Thaksin, the other two are the exact opposite and believe the two Taksins should be locked up or never be allowed to return. Of these two ladies, one despises the currently leadership just as much as she despises the Taksin family. As is to be expected, the two pro Thaksin women are from Isaan, while the two anti Thaksin women are from Hua Hin and from Hat Yai.

:cheers: :cheers:
Even Isaan people are divided. My wife is anti Thaksin and Yingluck but her mother and village people are pro.
I am also anti, but the only positive thing Thaksin did, he gave to northern people and all those farmers their dignity, now they know that they have not to bow to this oligarchy.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:56 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Takiap wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:52 am
oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Talking to some Thai ladies today. Thai people are not very open about their feelings about Thai politics with farangs. They all regard her as a heroic figure and are glad that she is "safe"
It just goes to show how divided Thai society is because I know a few Thai ladies, and 4 of them I know really well. Of those, two are 100% pro Thaksin, the other two are the exact opposite and believe the two Taksins should be locked up or never be allowed to return. Of these two ladies, one despises the currently leadership just as much as she despises the Taksin family. As is to be expected, the two pro Thaksin women are from Isaan, while the two anti Thaksin women are from Hua Hin and from Hat Yai.

:cheers: :cheers:
Even Isaan people are divided. My wife is anti Thaksin and Yingluck but her mother and village people are pro.
I am also anti, but the only positive thing Thaksin did, he gave to northern people and all those farmers their dignity, now they know that they have not to bow to this oligarchy.
I agree with that, but bunging money at them every year is not the same as helping agricultural reform. When will that come and how, farmers can't change anything by themselves.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by hhfarang » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:51 pm

"Former Thai leader seeking asylum in UK, says party source"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/1b45b052-e ... eking.html
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