Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The caretaker Thai government's rather Orwellian named Centre for the Maintenance of Peace and Order, now being nicknamed by some subversive British expats as 'Compo', has asked the Immigration department to deal with troublesome foreigners in relation to the current protests in Bangkok.

In a briefing to press given by Tharit Pengdit the controversial chief of the Department of Special Investigations has asked the Immigration Office to proceed on 'many reports of wrong doing by non-Thai citizens'.

The CMPO,  is now directed by Chalerm Yubamrung. Pengdit's statement was issued to the international press this afternoon. No further details are available of the foreigners involved or whether the wrongdoers include journalists.

Most, if not all of the foreign media has been supportive of the elected Shinawatra government, or if not supportive of that certainly supportive of elections going ahead in the interests of democracy.

The CPMO has also called on the Anti-Money Laundering Office to investigate any group which might be funding the protests. Again no specific details have been given and this is the first time it has been suggested that the money used to fund the protests has come from illegal sources.


  1. 25/5/13

    Quote ## Addressing a red-shirt rally in Udon Thani on Friday, Mr Chalerm defended his reconciliation bill which he hopes will be instrumental in bringing the deposed premier home. "If I fail to bring Thaksin home. I'll accept sole responsibility. You can behead me," he told the gathering.

    Chalerm is perhaps Asia's most shameless politician. He has taken shit talking to unbearable levels. It's a toss up who licks Thaksin's boots more, him or Noppadon Pattama.

  2. I think Herr Oberführer Tarit's "bit about "wrong doing by non - Thai citizens" refers to Cambodians throwing grenades etc.

    This guy really has no idea what he is doing and just keeps throwing his toys out of the pram when nobody takes any notice of him.It does give us a bit of an insight as to how authoritarian a Thaksin regime could get. Talks of press censorship and arresting anyone who supports the opposition either verbally or financially. To be honest when the fate of peace in this country relies on Herr Oberführer Chalerm, a short, alcoholic, psychopath who drives a pink Rolls Royce then you know the countries in a mess. If this pair is the best Thaksin can afford, sorry I mean find, then he's is either running out of brass or allies. Better go get ready and wait for the Thai SS to turn up and deport me now.

  3. Looks like he meant all farangs too "Mr Tarit said he will provide information about foreign nationals who have joined the protest to immigration police for background checks"

    Authoritarian intimidation.