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Re: “UDD to seek reopening of 2010 crackdown probe”, The Nation, yesterday.

It’s sad that these guys can do nothing better than digging up this stuff from the past. How about looking forward? Reach out to the other side, try reconciliation for the betterment of the people. A dream, I know. 
craigt3365
Someone should bring charges against the UDD for creating the problem in the first place. Had it not been for them there would have been no killings on either side. They besieged areas from Ratchaprasong to Silom for months with armed “guards”, and resisted all peaceful attempts to disband them. All the leaders should be in jail for their activities. The government had told everyone to go home. 
dorayme
They have every right to be upset, but had they taken the high road I agree they would have garnered far more political capital in the long run. Especially considering that the junta’s future vision of Thailand is rather unnatural or non-Thai. If the red shirts could amass one million legitimate signatures, that would put the current regime on notice. 
yellowboat
Someone should bring charges against the UDD PDRC for creating the problem in the first place. Had it not been for them there would have been no killings on either side. They besieged areas from Ratchaprasong to Silom for months with armed “guards”, and resisted all peaceful attempts to disband them. All the leaders should be in jail for their activities. The government had told everyone to go home. 
If you compare my post with your post, I suspect that you will see the problem.
Until the events of 2010 and 2013 are treated equally seriously, nothing much will change. Both groups “shut down” Bangkok. In one case, the army came in and many people died (not assigning blame). In the other, they didn’t.
Politics is perception. The perception in large parts of Thailand is that one side suffered lots of casualties, while the other got off with a slap on the wrist.
If Thailand is ever going to move forward, this perception needs to be dealt with. And it needs to be dealt with in a way that satisfies both sides.
Samui Bodoh
ThaiVisa

Published : September 15, 2017