Does that smile say “Sister”, or “Sucker”?

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Sister... or Sucker?


Army chief to stay in post: Yingluck

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has confirmed that army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha will not be transferred. She asked the Isoc to strictly adhere to His Majesty the King’s working approach of understanding (khao jai), accessibility (khao thueng), and development (pattana) in carrying out its duties in the far South.

Review Emergency Decree before its 26th extension in the Southern Border Provinces

It’s the same letter the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) sent in September asking that Miltary Rule in South Thailand not be extended… for the 26th time since inaugurated by Pi Thaksin.

On 19th December, will Yingluk extend the Military Rule of South Thailand… for the 27th time?

You took the job, Yingluk. You could have said, “Thanks, but no thanks. I’m not up to it.” But you didn’t say that. So shape up.

17 December

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...it's Sucker... not Sister

It’s a done-deal already, according to this report :
No to emergency decree and No to violence too

[S]everal people’s organizations wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra calling her to reconsider extending the emergency decree in the Deep South. (However, the cabinet on December 13 decided to extend the decree for another period of time).

So it’s Sucker… not Sister. Getting to be the trademark of this regime.

End the Emergency Decree, end Martial Law in South Thailand. Decentralize power. Allow the people in the region to solve their own problems.

1 January

Torture of criminal suspects still in practice: Muslim lawyers’ study

About 70 percent of security-related cases filed with the courts in three southernmost provinces during 2010 until early this year were dismissed by the courts due to insufficient evidences, according to a study undertaken by the Foundation of Muslim Lawyers Centre.

The study was funded by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA).

Mr Anukul Arwaeputae, head of the Pattani chapter of the foundation, told a press conference on December 24 that most of the cases dismissed by the court were based on confessions of the suspects held in custody by virtue of the emergency decree of the Martial Law.

The study showed that in several cases the confessions were extracted from the suspects after they were beaten up or intimidated. Of the 100 security-related cases processed by the courts in the restive region, suspects in 30 cases were assaulted by the authorities during the interrogation process while in the other 35 cases there were complaints of vulgar language being used against the suspects plus 25 cases of alleged intimidation.

That’s S-u-c-k-e-r. Tortured sucker.

9 January

Reeducational programme for suspected insurgents hits the snag?

He [Fourth Army Region commander Lt-Gen Udomchai Thammasaroratch] suspected that some people might have advised the four suspects in question that they have a better chance to go free if they fight their case in the court rather than spending time under custody to undergo re-education.

The Kourts will soon disabuse them of that notion.

The Yingluk Shinawatra Government has twice sentenced the people of South Thailand to continued existence under the boot heel of the Royal Thai Army, renewing Thaksin Shinawatra’s Emergency Decree for its twenty-fifth consecutive term on 20 September and for its twenty-sixth consecutive term on 19 December.

Remember when everyone was so outraged that the same Thaksin Emergency Decree was in place in the North, Northeast, and Central Thailand? For a ‘paltry’ two or three terms? Tells you a lot about the difference between ‘Thailand’ and the southernmost regions Bangkok occupies on the Malayasian peninsula, doesn’t it?

That’s S-u-c-k-e-r. ‘Re-educated’ sucker.

15 January

Songkhla Administrative Court will read the verdict on death in custody of Mr. Assaree Ismae-ae

On 10 January 2012, at 10.00 am, the… Songkhla Administrative Court held the first hearing of the Black Case no. 39/2553 filed by Mrs. Badao Sama-ae… against Ministry of Defence… Royal Thai Army… Royal Thai Police… and Office of the Prime Minister… alleged to have abused their power invoking Martial Law to hold in custody Mr. Azaree Sama-ae, son of the plaintiff.

Traces of torture were found on his body… believed to be the cause of his death…

The Court then set the judgment day on 30 January 2012 at 10.00 am… none of the four accused or their representatives appeared during the hearing…

In sum… on 21 July 2007 around 11.00 am… officials from Taskforce 1 and 13 as well as police officers from Patae Police Station, Yaha District, Yala Province, conducted a search and cordon operation…

[I]nvoking Martial Law, Mr. Assaree Sama-ae and others were apprehended at the rubber plantation in Moo 5, Ban Jarao Seepao, Tambon Sa-ae, Krong Penang District, Yalaw…

Around 19.00, the officers sent Mr. Assaree Sama-ae to the hospital of the Ingkhayuth Boriharn Military Camp in Pattani… transferred to the Pattani Provincial Hospital… to Yala Provincial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on 22 July 2007 around 05.20 am… of brain contusion and bruises found on his body.

Later, other villagers held… together with Mr. Assaree made complaints to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that they were tortured… in custody… and that the officials had tortured Assaree to death.

For more information, please contact Ms. Bhawini Chumsri, phone 02-6934939, ext 301

That’s S-u-c-k-e-r. Tortured and murdered sucker.

15 March

Need we say sucker again, sucker?

22 April

PM’s Office appeals case in south, sucker.

On 10 April, the Prime Minister’s Office appealed a verdict of the Administrative Court which ordered it to pay compensation to Rayu Dokho for the abuse he suffered at the hands of security officers when he was arrested as a suspect in southern unrest in 2008.

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