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13 April 2009 :: 14:04:20 pm 27422

Bangkok – Red Shirt Leaders Claim Cover Up By Thai Media

Here are the latest developments from the crisis in Bangkok today, 13th April 2009:
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07.30 am: The protester’s leader addressed the Thai military from the government house, asking all them to join the red shirt instead of being ordered by the government which is under the control of the previous coup makers.

07.35 am: Another leader, Jatuporn was informed by Dr. Apiwan, Vice President of the National Assembly that the Peu Thai party?s MPs would be examining the government’s actions and then join the protesters.

07.36 am: Jatuporn announced to all Thai people that Apisit and Suthep were now the criminals. He also asked General Anupong Paojinda for the return of the dead bodies of the victims for their funerals.

09.10 am: Dr. Choochai Kunathai, the director of the Veterans Hospital gave an interview to TPBS TV. Channel. He said the hospital had received 32 injured victims. Their injuries had been varied. Some had been beaten with hard object and had sustained serious wounds. Others suffered from gunshot wounds. Army and police officers had sustained only minor injuries; none had bullet wounds.

Meanwhile the Ramatibbordee Hospital revealed that had received 24 injured, all with minor injuries, and only required an operation. Some of the victims had sustained gunshot wounds, all of whom were protesters.

09.20 am: Miss Sukanda Sinkajit, a reporter from TPBS reported that the local reporters received complaints by the protesters that they were not reporting the truth. 09.30 am: The protesters requested a vast supply of drinking water.

10.00 am: A high ranking police official, Pol.Lt.Gen. Chat Kuladilok warned the army they had been tricked into killing people by being told they were protecting the monarchy. He said the fact is they were being used by high ranking generals [the group belonging to the King’s advisor, Prem Tinnasulanon]. Pol.Lt.Gen. Chat also requested all the doctors, nurses and reporters, to speak the truth and not cover up for anybody.

10.08 am: Rescue foundation staff joined the protesters on stage and said they had collected dead bodies and delivered them to the Rajvithi Hospital. Other bodies were taken away by GMC trucks belonging to the army.

10.10 am: The Nation Channel aired its first report about the doctor who demanded the government report the truth.

10.30 am: Mr. Niran Gulathanun, an academic for democracy revealed that the Network of Academics recommended three solutions to the crisis: 1. The government has to stop using violence to suppress the protesters. 2. The government leaders should listen to the ever increasing voices of the people and dissolve the parliament. 3. They rejected outright any attempted coup.

11.25 am: Weng Tohjirakan, a protester’s leader announced the deadline to the government to withdraw the troop within 3 hours otherwise the people from all around Thailand would fight back and Apisit will have to take responsibility.

11.30 am: Jatuporn announced on the stage, that according to inside information the government’s latest meeting with the army had come to 6 conclusions:

1. The officials were not able to close down the D-Station [the democracy TV. Station], which had been forced off air several times over the last 48 hours.
2. The Red taxi and motorbike supporters were an added complication in the suppression of the protesters.
3. Officials cannot control the Red Shirt supporters up country.
4. Apisit, Suthep and all the army and the police commanders should remain in the army camp.
5. They will attempt to block food and drink supplies to the protesters.
6. They will order the media owners to a meeting and make them present the news the way the government wants.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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