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    195,000 police and troops to guard voters

    195,000 police and troops to guard voters

    By The Nation on Sunday
    Published on July 3, 2011


    Two vote-buyers nabbed in Korat, Phuket; special plans for border

    The Royal Thai Police will deploy more than 183,000 officers to ensure law and order during polling on election day today, while 12,000 personnel from combined security forces have been sent to secure 2,157 poll stations in the three southernmost provinces.

    Police chief General Wichean Potephosree said yesterday the police were ready to maintain law and order. Election activities, such as vote campaign signs or vote-wooing on the Internet, as well as sales of alcohol were prohibited from 6pm yesterday till midnight tonight. Police would also watch out for vote-buying attempts and set up checkpoints for security.

    He said police had arrested vote-buying suspects on Friday with Bt130,000 in cash in Nakhon Ratchasima, and in Phuket with Bt69,000 in cash.

    Police also warned people not to use camera phones to take pictures of their ballots or show marked ballots to others, as it was illegal and punishable with a year in jail plus a fine of up to Bt20,000.

    Police inspector-general Sathaporn Laothong reported that 42 officers accused of taking sides with a political party were under investigation and so far 13 of them faced disciplinary action.

    At least one officer would be present at each polling station, and they were expected to report on the vote counting to local stations and the Royal Thai Police. So, the results of both constituency MPs and party-list MPs should be known by 10pm, assistant police chief Pol Lt-General Jiroj Chaiyachit said.

    Assistant police chief Pol Lt-General Worapong Chiewpreecha said that pre-election security operations from June 16-30 had led to the seizure of 1,048 guns, 16 war weapons, 12 explosives, while 901 wanted suspects were arrested for old cases and 11,423 arrests made in regard to drug cases. A "post-poll" police campaign would continue for a further four days.

    Region 4 Internal Security Operations Command chief Maj-General Akara Thiproj said that 12,000 officers of combined security forces would provide security at 2,157 poll stations in the three southernmost provinces and that his office would be ready to assist in emergencies upon request, especially a natural disaster or an insurgent attack.

    Meanwhile, senior election officials in the provinces bordering Cambodia said yesterday there was a contingency plan in case border clashes broke out, the Thai News Agency reported.

    Si Sa Ket election director Mongkon Kamprao said that the transport of ballot boxes to 2,704 polling stations in the province had run smoothly.

    In regard to the situation along the Thai-Cambodian border in Kantharalak district, Mongkon said if a border incident occurred during voting, officials stationed at polling stations would have to suspend the process and relocate polling stations to safe zones.

    If a clash takes place as officials are counting votes at local polling stations, the vote-counting process would be halted. In this event, officials would close and lock ballot boxes, in line with EC regulations, before handing the boxes to election commissioners stationed at affected polling stations, he said.

    Buri Ram's election director Thawee Chunkor said yesterday that eight polling stations in Ban Kruat district would be at risk if clashes broke out along the border.

    According to reports and coordination with related-security agencies, the situation along the border in Buri Ram remains normal, Thawee said. If a row erupts and disrupts voting at the eight polling stations, authorities may consider postponing voting at those stations.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Bus terminals in Northeast packed with returning voters

    Bus terminals in Northeast packed with returning voters

    By The Nation on Sunday
    Published on July 3, 2011


    The Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Terminal was buzzing yesterday as voters from the Northeast returned to their hometowns to cast ballots in today's national election.

    The province's new bus terminal on Mitraparp Highway, providing travellers with at least 1,600 bus trips per day on 84 routes to 19 provinces, was packed with people. It caused provincial transport officer Manas Rungpin to ask private bus operators to provide more rides.

    However, several sections of Mitraparp Highway from Kaeng Khoi in Saraburi to Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima were under repair, which caused traffic jams. The travel time for the 256km stretch from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, which usually takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, had been taking about 4-5 hours since Friday night, Manas said.

    One 28-year-old worker, Mayuree Khokklang, who went to vote at Phimai in Nakhon Ratchasima, said the Election Commission should implement a measure to help voters with their expenses when travelling to vote.

    In Khon Kaen, the provincial bus terminal was also packed. Terminal official Phaithoon Srisakulthai said the terminal normally had 20,000 travellers passing though per day but yesterday there were about 35,000-40,000 travellers, prompting officials to ask bus operators to make additional trips.

    Meanwhile, a woman was arrested in Maha Sarakham yesterday for alleged vote-buying. Thongphul Sriyowong was caught in possession of Bt6,400 cash in the Northeast province's Muang district following a tip-off people were bringing money to buy votes there.

    The suspect told police three unnamed men delivered the money to her at the village and led police to the men's car, but they saw police and fled.

    Police then seized the car and found a total of Bt394,285 in cash in Bt100 notes in a plastic bag, a 9mm pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition and a list of canvassers and villagers as well as some leaflets of a Maha Sarakham Constituency 1 candidate.

    Thongphul was initially charged with vote-buying and police will investigate the case further.

    In Angthong, Muang district chief Somchai Anawatchakul said that from 8am to noon yesterday the district office had issued over 100 national ID cards to people who wanted their ID cards so they could vote today, and that in the past two weeks 2,500 people had got ID cards there.

    In a related development, floods in Sukhothai province forced eight polling stations in Constituencies 1 and 2 of Muang and Sri Samrong districts to be moved yesterday.

    In Phichit, authorities had planned to move polling stations in five districts at risk of being flooded, provincial election director Thanaboon Sinmana said.

    He said the preaching halls of temples with raised floors would be turned into polling stations if floodwater overflowed the Yom River and affected the five provinces in the river basin. Meanwhile, authorities rushed to release water from the Yom into the Nan River yesterday.

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    Observers impressed with preparations

    Observers impressed with preparations

    By The Nation on Sunday
    Published on July 3, 2011


    Visiting foreign election officials yesterday expressed optimism that Thailand's general election today would be free and fair.

    Election Commission of Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof praised Thailand's Election Commission for its "international-standard" election management, which ensures free and fair treatment to all parties.

    He said that after observing for two days the election process, he noticed that every step of the procedures could be checked and election officials had undergone training well. He believed everyone would respect the election results.

    "The election process is transparent and just. There will be parties that will lose the election and I suggest that they accept the election outcome."

    Malaysia's Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar who came to observe poll preparations in Songkhla's Constituency 1, said he felt the process was well managed. He is staying over to observe the polling today at Constituency 1.

    Lee Jae-hoo, director of Facilities Management Division of South Korea's National Election Commission, said the Thai Election Com-mission had prepared every polling procedure well and he believed there would not be any problem today. He was observing preparations for the general election in Chachoengsao.

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    Thaksin's homecoming a long way off

    By Wayne Hay

    on Sat, 07/02/2011 - 18:17.


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    So here we go. The talking is over. Let the voters have their say. Thailand's much anticipated, and in some cases feared, general election is upon us.

    It appears that negotiations between former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's people, the army and representatives of the palace about the result of the election and what seems a certain victory for Thaksin's opposition party, Pheu Thai, have been taking place for several months.

    What many people are incorrectly assuming, however, is that a deal has been reached. From what I've been hearing, negotiations continue.

    Anyway, history tells us that deals and promises in Thai politics mean little.

    If a deal is struck, someone will lose face. If Thaksin's allowed to return to Thailand a free man, surely the army and those they represent will lose face, because they were the ones who removed him from office in the coup in 2006.

    They have little choice other than to try to negotiate with a man who remains extremely popular in his homeland.

    Any intervention in the electoral/democratic process designed to prevent Pheu Thai forming a government would be widely condemned domestically and internationally.

    There would be an almost instant reaction from Thaksin's supporters, many of whom have promised to return to the streets of the capital.

    So does Thaksin hold all the power because his party's seems headed for a big win?

    Not yet. He's in a very strong position but it could still come unstuck for him. We must keep a close eye on the courts if Pheu Thai forms the government.

    The allegations of perjury against his sister and perhaps the next prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, refuse to go away. Despite being banned from politics, Thaksin is quite clearly running and funding the party and he now makes little effort to hide or deny that fact.

    I'm sure the election commission will be asked to go over every minute detail of the party's finances and Thaksin's media interviews he's conducted during the election campaign.

    A Thaksin homecoming is likely to be a long way off. He would not jump on the next plane out of Dubai if his party is declared the winner.

    The issue of amnesty for political offenses since the coup is likely to be put to a public vote in the form of a referendum and the definition of the term 'political offenses' is believed to be one of the key factors in the current negotiations.

    Can corruption be a political offence?

    This will be a fascinating and perhaps defining moment for Thailand. There will be many twists and turns over the coming days, weeks and months. Regardless of the outcome, everyone is hoping for peace to prevail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shunpike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Mid got owned and then squirmed and got owned again. It looks as though you fell for it hook, line and sinker too....nice
    "owned"? Are you 12 years old?
    No, just someone apparently aware of modern English, unlike yourself it appears. I presume you are someone of rather advanced years?

    I am also someone who is able to admit when they got it wrong, we appear to be rather different in this regard too.

    Vive la différence eh...
    What a fucking penis.


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    ^ Yea old "Itchy's" Arse is very itchy these days, really needs to stop lettin blokes shove stuff up there. .

    The Kindergarten Kid

    She hasn't got a bleedin clue, just a Sad Pad trying to deflect the total and utter worldwide international and national PR disaster those two contrasting pictures have caused for her yellow paymaster

    The internationally aclaimed Amsterdam is on the money with that one, holed below the waterline

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    "She has her own talent, I am very proud.
    It is not just only because of her bring me back."
    and here we go, PT mandate is all about bringing him back

    didn't he get the message the firs time ? apparently not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    "She has her own talent, I am very proud.
    It is not just only because of her bring me back."
    and here we go, PT mandate is all about bringing him back

    didn't he get the message the firs time ? apparently not
    He did get the message, delivered to him by a majority of Thai voters. Like him or hate him, he was duly elected by a majority of his fellow citizens. I'm no Thai historian but I believe he is unique in this respect. If there's such a thing as kharma, his sister being the second Thai politician to receive a majority mandate would slot in nicely under the delightful phrase, instant kharma.

    oh yeah, thanks for the red... were I 12 years old it would hurt.

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    ^^^^ I see from LooseBowels reply that the retard is still writing me little love letters.

    Noodles you are on ignore, which means your attempts at trolling are pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunpike
    he was duly elected by a majority of his fellow citizens.
    yes, if you think a majority needs money to show up at the polls

    Quote Originally Posted by shunpike
    If there's such a thing as kharma, his sister being the second Thai politician to receive a majority mandate would slot in nicely under the delightful phrase, instant kharma.
    yes, if you equate karma with what the best that money can buy

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    Bangkok Post : Where policies fail, try doling out cash

    Where policies fail, try doling out cash
    Why bother trying to win over voters with reason, when cash might as well do the trick?



    As every candidate knows, a politician or party's popularity may not always be enough to win a seat.

    That's why it's far from unknown for candidates to set aside at least 100 baht per voter to help "bolster their confidence" in their choice on the ballot.

    Despite efforts to stamp out the practice and increased monitoring, vote-buying has again been rampant in this campaign, especially in the North where candidates have told the Bangkok Post that money is the most important factor in securing support, no matter how popular a party may genuinely be.

    The Election Commission (EC) allows each candidate to spend a maximum of 1.5 million baht on their campaign, but this limit is easily and often ignored.

    Some candidates have spent between 10 million and 50 million baht in their efforts to secure House seats, according to talks with candidates who asked for anonymity.

    In one constituency in Chiang Rai, 30 million baht is believed to have been handed out to 100,000 villagers to make sure at least half of them vote for a certain candidate. The rest may have been bought by a rival party.

    Statistically, 50,000 votes are enough to win a seat. Candidates who spent only 100 baht a head are considered lucky, as the cost was often triple that.

    The average rate of vote-buying in Chiang Rai was estimated at 300 baht a head, but in some areas in Muang district, where the race was most intense, the rate was estimated at between 500 and 1,000 baht.

    In Phrae's Muang district, some households were reportedly paid up to 2,500 baht.

    Observers said vote-buying has become part of the political culture in northern provinces. Villagers will answer immediately when asked which parties they support, but when asked to single out their favourite candidate, they often hold back their opinions.

    This is because many are thought to consider the money offered to them before giving a final reply.

    Money can be passed from politicians on to canvassers, who are usually heads of provincial administration organisations, mayors, kamnans, village heads or public health volunteers.

    These canvassers help election candidates reach target villagers.

    Parties which cannot benefit from local officials need to set up a team of what the EC calls "vote-seeking assistants". These vote-seekers are paid 300-1,000 baht to gather names of villagers who will support candidates they work for.

    Other methods used to persuade people include multi-level marketing (MLM), gambling and military influence.

    None of these are concerned with party policies or addressing known problems.

    The MLM strategy, in which sales representatives earn money from their own sales and the sales of other people they recruit, is reportedly applied to alleged vote-buying in Lop Buri province.

    Top-level canvassers involved in MLM will first recruit 10 villagers as canvassers, who will each in turn search for another 10 canvassers.

    Some candidates allegedly bet 500,000 baht with illegal gambling syndicates that they would lose the race for their constituencies. The goal here is to shift the odds so gamblers will be tempted to bet on _ and so vote for _ that candidate winning.

    Military figures who are candidates are said to have threatened kamnans and village heads to cease supporting rival candidates.

    A source also told the Bangkok Post that some candidates may even dare to hand out money to voters today if the midday exit polls suggest they are at a disadvantage.

    For those candidates lagging behind, a last-gasp spend on afternoon votes could help them turn the result around. The source concluded: "The campaign rallies have been staged as little more than rituals."

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    Bangkok Post : Results expected by 10pm

    Results expected by 10pm

    AUTHORITIES, EMBASSIES ON ALERT The unofficial results of Sunday's general election are expected by 10pm (1500 GMT).

    Voting will continue until 3pm (0800 GMT), after which the ballot boxes will be sealed and carried to counting places.

    More than 180,000 police officers have been deployed at 90,800 polling stations nationwide to ensure the vote goes smoothly and peacefully.

    Candidates Saturday concluded their campaigns, while canvassing activities on social networks ceased, as online political messages are banned after 6pm the day before an election.

    Police stepped up efforts to crack down on vote-buying Saturday and arrested three people in Samut Prakan and Maha Sarakham provinces suspected of involvement in the practice.

    Somjai Uan-takhop, 55, a grocer in Samut Prakan's Muang district, was arrested for allegedly handing two 100 baht bank notes to Anusorn Thongkon, 51, and asking him to vote for a major political party, according to Samut Prakan police inspector Sonchai Empradit.

    In Maha Sarakham, special branch police arrested Thongphoon Sriyowong, who they said was found carrying 64 100 baht bank notes.

    Acting on information provided by the suspect, officers then seized a pickup truck containing about 4,000 100 baht bank notes, a pistol and a book with lists of canvassers' and voters' names, and leaflets profiling an MP candidate.

    Mrs Thongphoon, a resident of Muang district, allegedly confessed that she received the 6,400 baht cash from three men in a pickup truck.

    The police team later located the truck, but the three men escaped, said chief of Maha Sarakham special branch police, Pol Lt Col Chatchawan Mannok.

    Meanwhile, police found an MKII bomb in an abandoned building near polling stations in Lat Phrao district at around noon Saturday.

    District officials in charge of security at polling booths alerted police and the explosive ordnance disposal unit was called in to remove the device.

    The Australian and British embassies have issued travel advisories for Thailand due to concerns over the possibility of unrest and violence during and after the election and the formation of the next government.

    The Australian embassy in Bangkok advised its nationals in Thailand to exercise a high degree of caution.

    "There is a possibility of civil unrest and violence in the period surrounding the election and formation of a new government," said a message posted on the embassy's website.

    "The political situation remains unpredictable after the last April-May incident and further political unrest and violence cannot be ruled out in Bangkok and other provinces," it added.

    The British Embassy posted a travel advisory on its website on Friday regarding the "possibility of unrest in parts of Thailand during national elections".

    "The Election Commission has until Aug 2 to confirm the election result. There remains a risk that political developments may lead to violence," it said.

    Pol Gen Wichean Potephosree, the national police chief and the chief of the election peacekeeping centre, said the centre had assigned 183,129 police officers to enforce the election law.

    He said police were also in charge of gathering vote tallies from polling stations and forwarding them to the Election Commission (EC).

    EC secretary-general Suthiphon Taveechaiyagarn said the commission is working with three other agencies _ the Royal Thai Police, the Television Pool of Thailand, and the Electronic Government Agency _ in the ballot-counting and reporting of the poll results.

    The EC should know and be able to announce the unofficial results of the election by 10pm Sunday, seven hours after the polls close, he said.

    To help voters get to the polls, the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand will offer free subway services between 6am and 4pm Sunday, said deputy MRTA governor Ronnachit Yaemsa-ard.

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    it's nice to see the cattle have finally embraced democracy by rejecting cash distribution for their poll presence,

    oh wait !!!

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    Bangkok Post : Accept election winners - for Thailand's sake

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    Accept election winners - for Thailand's sake

    Many fear that today's election could herald a new round of violence in the country. Over the past few years, Thailand has been plagued by political unrest. In 2008, anti-Thaksin yellow shirt demonstrators blocked the entrance to parliament to prevent the administration of Somchai Wongsawat from entering to read its policy statement. The demonstration turned violent and two protesters were killed and hundreds more injured. That was followed by the immensely damaging takeover of Bangkok's two airports.

    During March to May last year, the pro-Thaksin red shirts staged protests against the Abhisit administration. The rallies turned bloody and at least 92 people were killed.

    The divisions remain and if the results of today's elections are not respected they could worsen as the two major parties are far apart on how the new government should be formed.

    The only way to avoid further conflict is for all parties to respect the principle of the election serving as a means to end rifts.

    What has occurred in recent years has caused Thailand to lose many opportunities. Since 2006, governments have wasted too much time dealing with divisiveness instead of helping the country to cope with a rapidly changing world.

    Fortunately, Thailand survived the so-called "hamburger crisis" caused by turmoil in the US financial system. But there is no end in sight to the world's economic problems. The financial crisis in the European Union prevails, leaving it perilously close to collapse; the nuclear radiation risk in Japan is far from over.

    Then there is the fact that Asean is to become the Asean Economic Community in 2015, but Thailand, even though a founder of the regional grouping, appears to be doing little to prepare for it.

    Add to that the relentless daily killings in the three southernmost provinces and the seemingly intractable conflict over the 4.6 square kilometre area near the Preah Vihear temple with Cambodia that forced Thailand to withdraw from Unesco's World Heritage Convention.

    The next government needs to pay utmost attention to these problems. So, no matter which party leads the next government, let it get on with the job.

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    Bangkok Post : Yingluck votes at No.32 poll station

    Yingluck votes at No.32 poll station


    Top list candidate of the Pheu Thai Party Yingluck Shinawatra exercised voting right at the No.32 poll station inside Wat Klong Lamchiag school in Bangkok’s Nawamin district about 810am, television stations reported.

    Ms Yingluck told reporters waiting at the poll station that after voting, she will have food with her family and then go to her party’s headquarter to follow up the polls’ results with other party members.

    The youngest sister of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin urged voters to turnout to choose good people to work for them in the parliament.

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    Thais go to the polls in two-horse race to uncertain future - Monsters and Critics

    Thais go to the polls in two-horse race to uncertain future

    Jul 3, 2011, 1:59 GMT

    Bangkok - Thais went to the polls Sunday in an election that pitted the incumbent Democrat party against the Pheu Thai opposition party whose de facto leader is a fugitive politician.

    Some 47.3 million Thais were eligible to vote Sunday.

    More than 180,000 policemen were deployed nationwide at 90,800 polling stations during the voting between 8 am and 3 pm, with unofficial results expected to be known before 10 pm.

    Many people had lined up well before 8 am to cast their ballots.

    'This election people seem more eager to vote,' said Election Commission official Nirawan Pheuari, who was presiding over a polling station in a vacant lot in Bangkok's Constituency 22.

    There are 33 constituencies in the capital, of which the Democrats won 24 in the last election of December 2007. They are not expected to do as well this time around.

    'Over the past two years this government has done nothing for the people,' said Sawang Paleung, a 50-year-old Bangkok street vendor. 'The price of everything has gone up,' she said.

    Although 40 parties are contesting, the polls were chiefly a two-horse race between the incumbent Democrats, Thailand's oldest party with 65 years in politics, and the Pheu Thai Party, a reincarnation of the Thai Rak Thai Party led by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra from 2001-06.

    Pheu Thai's candidate for prime minister is Thaksin's youngest sister Yingluck, 44, whom he has dubbed his 'clone.'

    Thaksin was toppled by a coup in September, 2006, and there are worries that if his party wins this election the military will be miffed, although Army commander-in-chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has repeatedly denied any coup inclinations.

    The army has staged 18 coups over the past 79 years.

    Anticipating instability in the election aftermath, both the Australian and British embassies have posted travel advisories to their nationals, warning of possible unrest this month.

    Opinion polls have shown Pheu Thai well ahead of the Democrats, led by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, who has survived mass anti-government protests in 2009 and 2010.

    Last year's protests, calling on Abhisit to dissolve parliament and call for a snap election, led to 92 dead, about 2,000 injured and left parts of Bangkok in flames.

    Abhisit has campaigned against the Pheu Thai party as being a vehicle for bringing back Thaksin, who has been living in self-exile to avoid a two-year jail sentence on an abuse of power conviction.

    He has also accused the Pheu Thai of seeking to return 46 billion baht (1.5 billion dollars) confiscated by the Supreme Court from the Shinawatra family as ill-gotten.

    Yingluck, by contrast, has emphasized the need for Thailand to achieve political reconciliation and restore its international reputation, while largely avoiding the sensitive issue of her brother's anticipated return.

    Although Pheu Thai is expected to win the most seats in the 500-seat lower house, the official results will not be finalized for weeks as the Election Commission processes allegations of vote-buying and fraud.

    'There will be tinkering and tampering at the margins by various forces of the establishment,' said Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a political scientist from Chulalongkorn University.

    'They have various buttons that they can push to prevent the Pheu Thai from winning,' he predicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Although Pheu Thai is expected to win the most seats in the 500-seat lower house, the official results will not be finalized for weeks as the Election Commission processes allegations of vote-buying and fraud.
    Depends on how many over 250 PT are as to how many cases will be 'investigated'....

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    ^Weeks of suspense, sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    yes, if you think a majority needs money to show up at the polls
    'Tis the Dem's and BJT desperately throwing around the slush funds in Isaan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    No, just someone apparently aware of modern English, unlike yourself it appears.
    What you've actually done is the classic middle-aged thing of using slang from 10 years ago as if it was still current. Groovy
    Last edited by DrB0b; 03-07-2011 at 11:11 AM.

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    This guy probably can't read anyway - wouldn't be able to cast a vote if he tried. Oh look Butters, he's a Yellow - you can tell by his hi-so demeanour. A hi-so Thai monkey - voting "NO". He just has to look for those two letters.

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    ^ usual non-sense from our right wing resident racist fascist

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
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    No, just someone apparently aware of modern English, unlike yourself it appears.
    Wgat you've actually done is the classic middle-aged thing of using slang from 10 years ago as if it was still current. Groovy
    You mean he wasn't referring to Modern English (the band)? That's, like, 20 years ago. Wtf else could "aware of modern English" mean?
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    nice photo-op


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Tis the Dem's and BJT desperately throwing around the slush funds in Isaan.
    Can't speak for all Isaan but here and neighboring villages correct. No reports of Dems offering cash for votes but rumor has it substantial money has been transferred by Dems into polling security police bank accounts. If true, wonder why?

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