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2020.11.12 14:03 autotldr Thailand latest: High school students target education minister

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 98%. (I'm a bot)
2:22 p.m. Panupong Suwannahong, 18, a leading member of the Bad Students group told Nikkei Asia that he expects as many as 600 students to march on Nov. 14 from the education ministry to Democracy Monument.
9:35 p.m. Protesters begin to disperse after delivering a draft resignation letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.
5:50 p.m. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is now expected to address the nation on TV at 7 p.m., rather than 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. The crowd gathering at Victory Monument is expected to march to Government House, located roughly 3 km to the west.
5:00 p.m. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will give a televised address on the protest situation at 6 p.m., after the daily national anthem broadcast.
8:40 p.m. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand issues a statement expressing concern about the safety of journalists covering the protests and the vague terms of the emergency decree.
7:50 p.m. Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was replaced by a junta led by current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in 2014, speaks out with a Twitter message directed squarely at him.
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2020.11.05 20:05 Electric_Boob I was looking at pictures of Obama flirting with Yingluck and thought to myself, if two heads of state want to fuck, can they do it without anyone finding out?

The two had great chemistry and just made me think of the scenario.
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2020.07.19 10:33 Neatboot BNK48 hit by political storm

Background
Thailand has been in a serious political tension between Pro-Prayuth and Anti-Prayuth fractions. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the prime minister, came into the power for the first time via coup d'etat, kicking out the elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from "For Thailand Party", whose corrupted extreme popularism project (rice purchase at a fixed price) led the state to financial disaster. Before the end of his first term, Gen. Prayuth issued a new election law which was in his favor. Gen. Prayuth returned to administration after an election victory of a thin margin.
Opposition side, led by "For Thailand Party" and "Move Forward Party", a new party of extreme liberal stance have been discrediting Gen. Prayuth for his ungraceful comeback and his authoritarian practice. Still, Gen. Prayuth got strong backup from the conservative in the country and his effective control on COVID-19 had quieted his antis until recently. A week ago, a COVID-19 infected Egyptian envoy was reported strolled all over the city of Rayong for days, even visited a popular shopping mall. The envoy was not fever detected at the airport and was exempted from quarantine, a special treatment for diplomatic personnel.
The Egyptian envoy put the country in a great risk of the second wave of COVID pandemic and all schools, shopping malls and hotels in Rayong have to be shut down again. The whole country is in wrath over this idiotic special treatment.
Yesterday, "Move Forward Party" successfully led a demonstration against Gen. Prayuth.
BNK48's involvement.
Fai is clearly a liberal and has criticized Gen. Prayuth via SNS now and then without anyone asking.
Yesterday, Jennis, Music and Fai cheered the demonstration via IG. Jennis posted "Thank you everyone joining the gathering to change the country." Music posted "Do you hear the people sing?" Fai posted "I hope a better future". However, Jennis deleted her political post some hours later.
Almost 2 years ago, Cherprang was chosen to promoted a remote education project of the government. She was interviewed what was her opinion being called dictator's pet and her reply was along the line of she did not care the political doctrine but the outcome. Her words were translated as Pro-Prayuth.
Pun's past photo of her joining a demonstration supporting the coup d'etat was dug up.
Now the whole group and the agency too have been bombarded from both political sides.
Pro-Prayuth wotas and wotas who want idol to stay away from politics have canceled the 3 demonstration cheering members. Also, a number from these 2 groups have asked the agency to kick out these members for expressively picking political side thus, breaching a condition of the contract.
Music and Fai have been praised by the Anti-Prayuth and their popularity in this group has soared.
Post deleting Jennis has been slammed by the liberal as coward, yielding to the dirty power.
The liberal dig up Cherprang and Pun's pasts to trash talk on them and press them to quit the group.
Members not voicing out their political opinions have been called out as cowards or tyranny supporting trashes.
The agency has been slammed over Jennis' post deletion due to the assumption that it forced Jennis to do so. Jennis has denied saying it was misunderstanding yet, many believe Jennis was forced again to deny.
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2020.03.24 19:21 serenesam Yingluck Shinawatra - Wikipedia

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2020.01.27 05:15 Erhard_Eckmann [Event] Monument of Friendship

Monument of Friendship

Inyushenskiy Bor, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russian Federation
President Medvedev commissioned the Monument of Friendship in Novosibirsk on February 1st, 2026. The Monument of Friendship is a large circle of bronze monuments created for "world leaders and influential figures who have helped advance the Russian people." The monument has been created to commemorate and thank all those who have provided an invaluable service to the Russian Federation, so as to immortalize the relationship in artwork. The site of the monument was chosen to be Inyushenskiy Bor at the East of Novosibirsk City in the Novosibirsk Oblast. The location was chosen due to its central position in the geography of the Russian Federation and to begin the transfer of cultural and tourist importance to cities in inner Russia. The Monument of Friendship has costed $200 Mn to create beginning in October 2025, and has been completed in February 2026. On a marble floor circle at Novosibirsk, these statues will be placed in a circle on the marble floor facing the center. The largest piece of the Monument of Friendship will be at the center.

Sino-Russo Friendship Statue

Standing at 100 ft tall, the Sino-Russo Friendship Statue depicts Former President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands. The 100 ft tall bronze statue of the two men shaking hands rests at the center of the Monument of Friendship, will be a testament to the friendship between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation. The statue depicting the two leaders will be the largest statue of Putin ever commissioned.

Statue of Kim Jong-Un and Kim Yo-Jong

As one of the statues at the Monument of Friendship, the DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un is depicted in bronze statue form standing at 70 ft tall. Kim is depicted smiling on the back of his famous white steed. In the bronze statue Kim is wearing his winter coat with fur collar and his glasses. Standing next to the horse, Kim Yo-Jong is depicted as patting the horse's neck wearing her similar fur coat with the Worker's Party of Korea lapel pin. Both Kims have been crucial to creating Russo-Korean foreign policy where meetings have been scheduled through Kim's witty sister and the man wielding the power has allowed the relationship between these two nations prosper.

Statue of Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Kazakh Airmen

Next to the Statue of Kim Jong-Un and Kim Yo-Jong, a 70 ft tall bronze statue of Nazarbayev and two airmen stand. The airmen are depicted as in their Kazakhstan Air Force flight suits in an ode to the Kazakh Airmen who participated in the War in Dobass. President Nazarbayev is depicted as standing behind the two men with his hands on their shoulders, while they look up into the sky.

Statue of Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Mirziyoyev, the leader of Uzbekistan had his own statue commissioned in honor of the newfound Uzbek relationship with the Russian Federation. As the other statues, this statue similarly stands 70 ft tall and made of bronze. Mirziyoyev is depicted holding a pitcher of water out to the sky with his right hand, signifying the massive Russian-Uzbek irrigation project that increased Uzbekistan's fertile soil by 500%, making it a revolutionary agricultural power in Central Asia.

Statue of Sooronbay Jeenbekov

The President of Kyrgyzstan, Jeenbekov also had a statue commissioned signifying Kyrgyzstan's continued commitment to the Russo-Kyrgyz relationship. Jeenbekov's bronze statue stands at 70 feet in height and depicts him driving a railroad stake with a hammer. The statue is supposed to convey the joint Russo-Kyrgyz efforts on the Central Asian High-Speed Rail Connections that have brought Kyrgyzstan closer to the Russian Federation than ever before.

Statue of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

A very unique statue to say the least, Turkmen President for Life Berdimuhamedow is depicted in a similar bronze 70 ft statue with him in traditional Turkmenistan clothing holding an AK-15 in both arms. The statue is depicted in such a way as to symbolize the Turkmenistan commitment to defense and the CSTO, which it only had recently join after leaving its declared neutrality to assist the Russian Federation.

Statue of Emomali Rahmon

President Rahmon, the leader of Tajikistan, and another one of Russia's major partners had their own statue commissioned. The 70 ft tall statue depicts Rahmon holding a briefcase at his side and holding train tickets up to the sky in his right hand to signify Tajikistan's commitment to the high speed rail system in Central Asia, and specifically the connections at Dushanbe. The suitcase has an inscription on the side reading "Dushanbe to Moscow, a Dream Come True."

Statue of Aleksandar Vučić

President of Serbia, Vučić has his own statue among the other world leaders standing at 70 ft in height and made of bronze. The statue depicts Vučić listening to a radio and writing down on a piece of paper in the seated position at a desk. The statue symbolizes Serbia's commitment acting as CSTO's forward defense post and listening station to protect the security bloc in Europe.

Statue of Vadim Krasnoselsky

One of the more powerful statues, Krasnoselsky, the leader of Transnistria is depicted in bronze statue form at 70 feet in height manning a backhoe. In the statue, Krasnoselsky is leaning out of the window of the backhoe is depicted giving the thumbs up, smiling, to the onlookers of the statue. The statue symbolizes the major construction projects in Transnistria supported by the Russian Federation creating bonds of Slavic unity.

Statue of Turkic-Russo Friendship

Unlike most of the other monuments, the Turkic-Russo Friendship monument does not depict a world leader. In the monument, two soldiers are depicted, one a Turkish soldier, and the other a Russian Soldier. At 70 feet in height and made of bronze, the two soldiers are depicted to be in Russian parade march. The statue seeks to symbolize the relationship between the Russian and Turkish Armed Forces Operations in Syria in recent years, notably a confirmation from Moscow on Erdoğan's actions as Turkish President.

Statue of the Union State

In this statue, Alexander Lukashenko is depicted shaking hands with Dmitry Medvedev with the Russian and Belarusian flags behind them. At 70 feet in height, this is quite an impressive statue. Both leaders are depicted to be suited. While the flag poles themselves may be in bronze, the flags most certainly are not, they are actual flags of Belarus and the Russian Federation. The purpose of this monument is to signify the Union State relationship between Belarus and the Russian Federation, and more importantly their peoples.

Statue of President Queirós

The Angolan President, depicted at 70 feet in height and made of bronze is unorthodoxly permanently symbolized in art-form as wearing a construction uniform. In front of him, he is pushing a wheelbarrow full of concrete blocks and pieces of steel beams. The statue serves to symbolize Queirós extreme efforts to turn Angola into a prosperous country, and as a natural Russian friend.

Statue of Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra is also depicted in bronze statue form at 70 feet in height. In the statue, Shinawatra is depicted holding voting ballots out in front of her, with a pistol at her feet. Notably, this statue symbolizes Shinawatra's struggle to oust the military faction from government in Thailand. Her statue is present at the Monument of Friendship given the unique and forming relationship between the Russian Federation and Thailand as Thailand became a CSTO observer.

Statue of Armen Sarkissian

The President of Armenia, Sarkissian, like all of the other statues, at 70 feet in height and made of bronze is depicted in construction gear with a welding mask flipped up, holding a drill in his hands. The statue symbolizes Armenian workers assisting the Russian Federation to build key LNG pipelines through the Caucuses to Central Asia, which Armenian help could never be forgotten to play a key role in.
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2020.01.19 05:00 Erhard_Eckmann [Diplomacy] CSTO Developments II

CSTO Developments II

The Russian Federation has convened the CSTO to meet in Bishkek to discuss the advancements of membership and further security training and policies to be implemented across the CSTO for the near future. The following parties have been invited to attend the CSTO 2025 Summit in Bishkek:
Full Members
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russian Federation
  • Tajikistan
  • Transnistria
  • Turkmenistan
  • Serbia
Observer
  • Afghanistan
Guests
  • DPRK
  • Uzbekistan
  • Thailand

DPRK's Potential Status as Observer

The Russian Federation has approached CSTO at the request of Supreme Marshal Kim Jong-Un to elevate the status of the DPRK to observer of CSTO. The Russian Federation has formerly acknowledged that the DPRK has made noteworthy efforts towards stability through ending their ICBM testing and programs. Additionally, they have not conducted a nuclear or ICBM test since their announcement to end the program, which has convinced President Medvedev of the DPRK's true intentions to re-approach the international community. Currently, the Russian Federation has been assisting the DPRK in industrial and agricultural development, and has also created a joint military base at Anbyeon to train the Korean People's Army, which currently has 5,000 Russian soldiers on rotation to train their armed forces. Further steps have also been taken to normalize relations such as increasing civilian trade and railroad investments between the two nations. Since the formalization of relations began in 2022, three years later the DPRK remains unchanged in their commitment to stability and rapprochement. What's more, other influential nations such as Turkey, and Germany have acknowledged the DPRK's recent path to righteousness, which should stand to say that Russia is not alone in acknowledgement of these efforts.
On such grounds, the Russian Federation has requested that the DPRK be inducted to the CSTO as an observer non-member, which will allow them to set a pathway to join the CSTO if their behavior is acceptable, and allow their participation in joint-CSTO exercises and developments.
At this time due to political concerns, Russia believes an agreed track to membership would not be possible in the eyes of the CSTO member states. Ultimately, DPRK full-membership will be reconsidered in the near future once further acts have been taken to prove to the CSTO that the DPRK is a worthy and reliable ally.

Uzbekistan's Potential Status as Observer

The Russian Federation has asked that the CSTO member states vote to bring in Uzbekistan as a non-member observer state on track to become a full-member in January 2027. As requested by Uzbekistan their entry into negotiations for CSTO membership have been delayed until 2025, and now we have approached them to draw them an on-boarding process leading into the future. The Russian Federation has poured billions on billions of dollars and aid into Uzbekistan as part of the Global Development Initiative. Their roadways have been completely re-worked, their jobs have been saved through the Tashkent Mechanical Plant and massive agricultural overhaul. For the first time ever, a large part of Uzbekistan is now fertile for agriculture through intricate Russian development projects, and high-speed rails race through the country, bringing Uzbekistan closer to the Russian Federation than ever before. Additionally, they have been armed with T-14 Armatas, Bumerang IFVs and APCs, S-400 SAM systems and much more. Due to the major overhaul of relations since the early 2010s, the Russian Federation believes now is the time to begin bringing Uzbekistan into the CSTO.

Thailand's Potential Status as Observer

The Russian Federation has acknowledged Thailand has made extreme progress on becoming a responsible nation, and that under Yingluck Shinawatra's leadership, Thailand is no longer the military dictatorship it was before. Additionally, Thailand has proven to the international community it cares about relations with its neighbors by halting all plans to complete the Kra Canal. President Medvedev has noted that after the major rift in the Thai military, where new officers have to be recruited and trained to replace the old, the Thai military has also become more responsible to the people and its allies. President Medvedev has personally asked Yingluck Shinawatra to become an observer state of the CSTO so they will be able to participate in CSTO training exercises and receive assistance equipment. Imperative for the future of CSTO-Thai relations including political and economic in the future, this would be an excellent move for Thailand that will assist them in getting the necessary training and expertise needed by their new officer corps and troops.
[S] President Medvedev has asked Shinawatra due to Russian support of her movement to accept and the Russian government will then be able to deploy a small training force to Thailand to protect against any potential counter-coup and train the new Thai Armed Forces' officer corps and troops. [/S]

Invitations of Participation for the May 9, 2025 Victory Day Parade

President Medvedev has extended an invitation for all attendees of this CSTO conference in Bishkek to send a small unit of troops to Moscow to participate in the annual Victory Day Parade held at Red Square on May 9th. Additionally, President Medvedev has asked the heads of states of these nations to attend in a show of close relations and CSTO unity. It has been considered an honor to be invited to attend the Victory Day Parade previously, and even more of an honor to send personnel to participate on the world stage. President Medvedev has invited the following leaders:
  • President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia
  • President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus
  • President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan
  • President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan
  • President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan
  • President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan
  • President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia
  • President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan
  • President Vadim Krasnoselsky of Transnistria
  • President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan
  • Supreme Marshal Kim Jong-Un of the DPRK
  • Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand
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2020.01.11 06:39 Erhard_Eckmann [Mini Modevent] Thailand General Election 2023

Thailand General Election 2023

On March 24, 2023 the Thai people took to the ballot box in a rather strange election to determine the future of Thailand. As it was a general election, the Thai House of Representatives, and therefore the position of Prime Minister were both up for grabs. The current Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-Cha, represented the Palang Pracharat Party, currently in power to attempt to maintain control. The Palang Pracharat Party was the former military junta government that was ousted in 2014. However in the 2019 election, they regained control of government with a slight majority. The election itself was characterized by two polarities, firstly the old military junta was seeking a comeback to power while the Thai people were rallied under the Pheu Thai Party to institute new change to the established political order and implementation of new Thai policies that were more pro-business and pro-democracy.
The election in 2023 was not much different on those grounds. The Palang Pracharat Party sought to hold control of the current status quo while the Pheu Thai Party attempted to bring back a celebrity former Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. The election, due to the military junta expelling Shinawatra, was interesting as she utilized other party members and political advocates as proxies to hoist up her campaign. Most Thai people that the chances for a new government were gone once Shinawatra was expelled and Pheu Thai threw in the towel in 2019. However, unbeknownst to them, the Russian Government had decided to prop-up the exiled Shinawatra in China.
Russian FSB agents made contact with Shinawatra in China and executed a deal with Shinawatra that would include future promises of realpolitik with the Russian Federation, undetermined amounts of future cooperation, ending the Kra Canal project for favor of a Russian GDI replacement. Shinawatra agreed after a series of negotiation and she was quickly escorted to the Russian military base at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam where she would lead her re-election in Thailand through proxy.
During her campaign, Shinawatra created dozens of social media accounts specifically for the election and ran most of her campaigning through live-streaming, digital AMAs and campaigning through LINE, while proxies on the ground in Thailand managed the footwork for rallies and campaigning. The Russian Federation took matters into their own hands to give Shinawatra a leg up despite not being present on the ground. The military-controlled Channel 7, which is the primary mouthpiece for Palang Pracharat was put out of commission during a crucial popularity period before the election for three-weeks as their systems were fried and scrambled by access overload. During the same period, the populist private Channel 3 became the primary mouthpiece for the Pheu Thai Party and Shinawatra. The stories they posted during a key election period where extremely influential and caused the Thai people to regain their former hope of a clean government in their near future, one without the military junta. The FSB additionally used the digital services in Shinawatra’s campaign through social media advertisements to organize rallies, many of which were successful in altering the opinions of some of the military supporters to switch their votes to a more pragmatic leadership. Channel 7 regained its services right before the election in mid March and began campaigning again for the military junta’s party, while Channel 3 steamed forward with their powerful anti-government messages.
On election day, the opinion polls had the results in very close order for both polarities. The entire country sat on the edge of their seat as the results came in.
Thailand General Election 2023 Results
Party Percentage of Vote Seats Seat Change
Palang Pracharat (Ruling Coalition) 28% 140 +24
Pheu Thai Party (Opposition Coalition) 40% 200 +64
Future Forward (Opposition Coalition) 16% 80 -1
Democrat (Ruling Coalition)) 10% 50 -3
Bhumjaithai (Ruling Coalition) 3% 15 -36
Chartthaipattana (Ruling Coalition) 3% 15 +4
Pheu Thai Coalition Majority at 280 seats, Yingluck Shinawatra elected as Prime Minister of Thailand!
The King of Thailand confirmed the results of the election on March 25, 2023 and thereby abolished the exile of Yingluck Shinawatra from Thailand. The King of Thailand formally invited Yingluck Shinawatra on behalf of Pheu Thai Party to form a government in his name in Thailand. Yingluck Shinawatra was flown via an Aeroflot commercial flight to Bangkok's BKK International Airport and was escorted to form a government with the King.
Within days after the election, the Thai military staff was royally pissed about losing control of the government again. Several Thai generals threatened a counter-military coup against the standing government. However the soldiers were torn on what should be done, many of the smaller ranks were happy and accepting of a new government that would represent their interests and their families’ interests. The officer staff on the other were unsure on how to execute a coup. With the military’s political beliefs seemingly torn in half, the political stalemate within the armed forces was only further confirmed by having to swear loyalty to the King and the civilian government, rather than their own political interests. Many of Thailand’s senior officers found themselves outnumbered politically with a rift in their subordinates loyalty, and despite planning to muster a coup, the plans themselves never materialized as they were quickly marginalized by their own subordinates and the public. However they did manage to gather a large protest together in Bangkok comprising of senior military officers, and ardent loyalists of the former military junta that had to be mediated to protect the civilian government by their subordinates. Many of said officers found themselves bested by their own subordinates, and without the power they had. They were at a loss of what to do, with the forces out of their control, and the public favor turning against them, it would seem their only option would be to gather in secret and plot a comeback while the Thai military would turn to the depoliticizing of their forces and bringing in newer, younger officers. Regardless of what side of the aisle a politician would stand in Thailand, the country was vastly divided with support turning towards a popular civilian government.
On Shinawatra’s first day in office she immediately announced a complete cease in planning and construction of the Kra Canal project in-favor of a major tourism overhaul and investment to come for the same areas as part of the Global Development Initiative.
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2020.01.11 03:57 assousa Ripples of 1MDB scandal likely to complicate Malaysian ties to key Gulf states

By James M. Dorsey
A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox.
Disclosures of taped phone calls between embattled former prime minister Najib Razak and a person believed to be United Arab Emirate crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed go a long way to explain Malaysian efforts to counter UAE and Saudi influence in the Muslim world.
The disclosures are the latest incident in what have been complex, if not strained relations with the UAE and Saudi Arabia since prime minister Mahathir Mohamad returned to office 19 months ago on the back of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
The scandal involves the siphoning off of billions of dollars from the government investment fund for which Mr. Razak is standing trial.
Strains in relations between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the kingdom’s closest ally, were on display last month when Mr. Mahathir convened in cooperation with Turkey, Iran and Qatar – countries with which the two conservative Gulf states are at odds -- an Islamic summit that did not involve the Saudi-controlled, Riyadh-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC groups 57 Muslim countries and is the usual convener of Islamic summits.
In line with the summit that called for Muslim nations to jointly confront problems Muslims face, Mr. Mahathir earlier this week, in contrast to the Gulf states, condemned the killing in Iraq of Iranian general Qassim Soleimani in a US drone strike as a violation of international law.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE called for restraint in the wake of the killing but few in the two states mourned the commander’s death.
Mr. Mahathir’s critical view of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, rooted partly in their alleged associations with the 1MDB scandal, was evident almost from the moment he assumed office.
Mr. Mahathir appointed as defense minister Mohamed Sabu, known for his critical views of Saudi Arabia.
Within a few months, Mr. Sabu closed the King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP), a Saudi-funded anti-terrorism centre established together with the Malaysian defense ministry.
Similarly, Mr. Mahathir re-appointed Seri Mohd Shukri as head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Mr. Shukri noted in one of his first statements that “we have had difficulties dealing with Arab countries (such as) Qatar, Saudi Arabia, (and the) UAE.”
Mr. Shukri initially resigned in 2016 as the government’s anti-corruption czar because he had been pressured by Mr. Razak to drop his plans to indict the then prime minister.
Excerpts of tapes played by the MACC at a news conference this week suggested that Mr. Razak asked a person believed to be Prince Mohammed to assist in unidentified ways to resolve the scandal and as a “personal favour” help his stepson, Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, evade charges of money laundering.
The voice of the person Mr. Razak was speaking to on the tapes did not identify himself but was addressed by the prime minister as “Your Highness.” The MACC believes on the basis of the context of the conversations that the voice is that of Prince Mohammed.
In the recordings, Mr. Razak advises the person that “it is important to resolve this impasse with respect to 1MDB… so that we put closure as soon as possible because it’s embarrassing to both countries, embarrassing Malaysia and embarrassing the UAE as well as personalities close to you.”
The person rejects a request by Mr. Razak to discuss the issue in person but delegates an associate to talk to the prime minister.
He “has the full authority from me and I really, genuinely, want to find a solution…. It’s in our both interests, Mr. Prime Minister, to solve it,” the person said.
It’s not clear from the tapes whether the UAE actually stepped in a bid to help Mr. Razak and his stepson out of their predicaments.
Approaching the UAE for help made sense for Mr. Razak not only because of the country’s alleged links to the scandal but also because it has established itself as a financial and/or physical safe haven for politicians, businessmen and others while in office or positions of influence as well as those who have fallen into disgrace like former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf and his former Thai colleagues Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra.
A Pakistani court last month sentenced Mr. Musharraf to death on charges of treason. Mr. Musharraf lives in Dubai where he is receiving medical treatment.
Mr. Shinawatra, who was toppled in a military coup in 2006, fled into exile in Dubai after escaping Thailand to evade serving a prison term for a conflict of interest conviction.
Ms. Shinawatra, Mr. Shinawatra’s sister, followed him in 2017 after being removed in 2014 by another military intervention and having been charged with negligence while serving as prime minister.
Political scientist Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, whose views are often seen as reflecting UAE government thinking, anticipating a possible change in relations, disparaged Mr. Mahathir and his election victory at the time.
Mr. Abdulla focussed on Mr. Mahathir’s age as well as the fact that he had forged an alliance with his former deputy prime minister and rival Anwar Ibrahim, an Islamist believed to be close to the Muslim Brotherhood, a bete noir of Prince Mohammed.
“Malaysia seems to lack wise men, leaders, statesmen and youth to elect a 92-year-old who suddenly turned against his own party and his own allies and made a suspicious deal with his own political opponent whom he previously imprisoned after fabricating the most heinous of charges against him. This is politics as a curse and democracy as wrath,” Mr. Abdulla said on Twitter, two days after the election.
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of Wuerzburg’s Institute of Fan Culture
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2020.01.06 04:47 Erhard_Eckmann [Secret] New Beginnings III

New Beginnings III

The Russian FSB has begun taking the next steps to assist the Pheu Thai Party and their prospective PM, Yingluck Shinawatra in the upcoming Thai election. The current Thai government has put in place strict media control regulations where the Royal Thai Military has control of the most viewed broadcasting service in Thailand. The military, as was seen in the former election, uses the Thailand Channel 7) to pander electoral support. The FSB understands this as the electoral media reality in Thailand, however, the second most viewed station Thailand Channel 3) does not hold public allegiances to the ruling party and is still completely independent.
Through using an FSB shell company, the Russian Federation will attempt to siphon money to Thailand Channel 3 on the grounds they will broadcast spoon-fed articles and advertisements for the Pheu Thai Party and Yingluck Shinawatra up until one week after the Thai 2023 parliamentary general election. The FSB will attempt to siphon $200 Mn for an exclusive electoral broadcasting contract through shell companies to ensure that Yingluck Shinawatra will get the support her party and coalition need to come to power in 2023.
After Thailand Channel 3 begins the broadcasting, the FSB will launch a massive cyber attack on Channel 7's network by sending hundreds and thousands of terrabytes of data to their primary servers through a botnet. The Channel 7's service will not be able to process that much information which will cause a temporary DDoS attack, the FSB botnet, routed through Hong Kong and Pakistan will persist the data stream for three hours which the overload even after the reboot will cause the server processes to produce so much heat to attempt to allocate enough space to manage the data, that they will fry themselves, effectively destroying all the information and services provided by Channel 7. Effectively, this will give Channel 3, a long window, potentially for weeks if not months, where they are the exclusive election broadcaster, and therefore will have the highest number of viewers.
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2020.01.05 03:31 Erhard_Eckmann [Secret] New Beginnings II

New Beginnings II

Now with the Thai election quickly approaching, the Russian FSB are going to increase their efforts to aid Former Thai-PM Yingluck Shinawatra win the next election in Thailand with the Pheu Thai Party. Now that Shinawatra is safe in the Russian Cam Rahn Base in Vietnam, the FSB have been working closely with her to orchestrate her political comeback in Thailand.
Facebook, YouTube, and LINE are the most popular apps within Thai society, so the FSB plans to use the apps to their advantage to advertise for the upcoming Thai election and organize rallies to support the comeback of the Thai democratic government and an end to the ruling military party. The FSB, using these shell companies will purchase ads to be pasted across Thai Facebook pages and for users searching topics related to the Thai election. The Facebook ads will call for the cancelling of the Kra Canal in exchange for a massive tourist and business development in Phuket to draw in foreign investors, travelers, and businesses. Additional ads will call for the end to the fascist military government and a return to pragmatic leadership under the Thai people's decisions. Images and pre-filmed videos of Yingluck Shinawatra will be plastered across Facebook to accompany the ads.
On YouTube, the FSB will purchase additional advertising under the shell companies for Yingluck Shinawatra. The ads will feature short videos of Shinawatra discussing the need for civilians to rise up and vote to toss out the fascist regime, and see a return to democracy. Priority for video selection will be given to those relating to Thai media, and Thai politics. In addition, the FSB will help the Pheu Thai Party run an electoral channel for Yingluck Shinawatra to discuss her policies and positions on the finer point of Thai politics. She will use the channel to livestream her message, and assist her supporters to organize the campaign and rallies to gain support.
Finally, the FSB through working with the National Computer Corporation will reach out to LINE Corporation to discuss purchasing 10% share of stocks and engaging in a package deal that will allow for the NCC to create sticker emoji and game packages for release on the Thailand version of the popular LINE app. NCC will create an animated cartoon sticker package to resemble Yingluck Shinawatra, as a popular figurehead for the younger Thai people. In addition Yingluck Shinawatra will have her own account created on LINE from which she will organize a large campaign for the Pheu Thai Party.
The event that will be organized is the Pheu Thai Democratic Movement Protest. The protest will be a large march of pro-democratic members as part of the Pheu Thai coalition that will take place from Pattaya and end in Bangkok in front of the Parliamentary Building. The purpose of the event will be to gain recognition and support for the Pheu Thai Party.
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2019.12.18 20:36 Erhard_Eckmann [Secret] New Beginnings

New Beginnings

The FSB assets will meet with Shantou International Container Terminals Ltd in the Shantou Province, specifically to meet with Yingluck Shinawatra. Shintawatra was the Prime Minister of Thailand prior to the military coup in 2014, a popular figurehead and leader of the Pheu Thai Party. Shintawatra was ousted from her position against the will of her own people in 2014 based on charges of corruption for which no evidence was required to be presented, nor was any evidence presented at all. Since then, Shintawatra was given political asylum by the Chinese Government and several other nations, which she has utilized to become the Chairwoman of Shantou International Container Terminals Ltd.
The FSB representatives of the Russian Federation will meet with Yingluck Shinawatra in private, and propose to her a potential political return to Thailand. The Pheu Thai Party, now a minority party due to the ultra-nationalists currently in power in Thailand, and lacks a strong leader as well as a ground campaigning base to retake the Thai Government leadership and steer them away from convoluted a military dictatorship that is unironically maintaining US favor despite the undemocratic coup. In addition, Shinawatra will be informed that the current military government is moving forward with the Kra Canal project which will greatly damage Thailand's reputation with ASEAN, as well as destroy thousands of acres of Thai farmland in a minority area, not to mention the massive costs.
The Russian Federation has proposed the following:
The Russian Federation has asked the following:
The Russian Federation hopes that Shinawatra will see this as an attractive opportunity to build positive relations with both Russia and the People's Republic of China. Given Shinawatra's ethnicity, and background, this deal should be very enticing. Russia hopes Shinawatra will accept such an opportunity for the revival of the Pheu Thai Party and her political career.
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2019.11.28 08:01 autotldr Man suspected of bid to install spy in Parliament has business linked to Chinese military

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The special vehicle company run by sometime Australian resident Brian Chen produces bullet-proof transport trucks, public security guard cars and other special vehicles.
Mr Chen said the Australian officials questioned him about why his company's website featured photographs of military vehicles, which prompted him to remove the photographs.
Prospect Time's subsidiary, Special Vehicles and Equipment Company, is a 50 per cent shareholder in a company whose name can be roughly translated as Beijing Northern Li Mao Long Defence and Security Technology Company.
Mr Chen's company Prospect Time has also struck questionable deals with various governments and companies around the world.
In the past two years Prospect Time has announced a $3.3 billion infrastructure plan in the Philippines, a $220 million hotel complex in the Pacific island of Palau, an oil project in Maldives and an undisclosed project in Thailand, where the company said Mr Chen met former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
On Tuesday The Age and Herald revealed that Mr Chen made a multimillion-dollar offer to take over a Melbourne biotech company, in order to gain office space in Melbourne's CSIRO building.
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2019.11.24 23:54 serenesam Yingluck Shinawatra - Wikipedia

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2019.11.24 15:01 autotldr Chinese-Australian man was approached to become a secret agent and run for the Chinese Communist Party for federal parliament as a candidate for the governing Liberal Party. Instead he told Australia's spy agency. He was later found dead in a hotel room, at only 32 years of age

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Mr Zhao disclosed the alleged approach to ASIO about a year ago, according to his associates and multiple Western security sources, and he identified the man he says approached him as another Melbourne businessman, Brian Chen.
Mr Chen has denied knowing Mr Zhao or being involved in Chinese intelligence activities.
In early 2019, Mr Zhao told two associates that he'd revealed to ASIO how Mr Chen, whose company is also based in Melbourne, had offered to set him up in a new business with a million-dollar capital injection.
The Age, the Herald and 60 Minutes have confirmed from multiple Western security sources that Mr Chen is a suspected senior Chinese military intelligence operative, a claim Mr Chen has confirmed was put to him by Australian officials at Melbourne airport in March but which he vehemently denies.
One of Mr Chen's Hong Kong firms is a joint-venture partner in a Beijing security company with a subsidiary of Norinco Group, a Chinese state-owned defence company, selling armoured police vehicles and buses.
In May 2017, Mr Chen met former Thai prime ministers Yingluck Shinawatra and Somchai Wongsawat and "Other political and business officials to discuss cooperation projects" before a trip to the Maldives where Mr Chen met with Vice-President Abdulla Jihad and discussed Belt and Road infrastructure Initiatives.
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2019.11.24 10:01 autotldr China tried to plant its candidate in Federal parliament, authorities believe

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Mr Zhao disclosed the alleged approach to ASIO about a year ago, according to his associates and multiple Western security sources, and he identified the man he says approached him as another Melbourne businessman, Brian Chen.
Mr Chen has denied knowing Mr Zhao or being involved in Chinese intelligence activities.
In early 2019, Mr Zhao told two associates that he'd revealed to ASIO how Mr Chen, whose company is also based in Melbourne, had offered to set him up in a new business with a million-dollar capital injection.
The Age, the Herald and 60 Minutes have confirmed from multiple Western security sources that Mr Chen is a suspected senior Chinese military intelligence operative, a claim Mr Chen has confirmed was put to him by Australian officials at Melbourne airport in March but which he vehemently denies.
One of Mr Chen's Hong Kong firms is a joint-venture partner in a Beijing security company with a subsidiary of Norinco Group, a Chinese state-owned defence company, selling armoured police vehicles and buses.
In May 2017, Mr Chen met former Thai prime ministers Yingluck Shinawatra and Somchai Wongsawat and "Other political and business officials to discuss cooperation projects" before a trip to the Maldives where Mr Chen met with Vice-President Abdulla Jihad and discussed Belt and Road infrastructure Initiatives.
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2019.11.23 18:26 aqmlhrth Why was Yingluck Shinawatra impeached?

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2019.10.14 09:51 -en- @nytimes: In Opinion "The 2014 military coup against the democratically elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra prompted hundreds of people to flee Thailand and go into exile," writes Pavin Chachavalpongpun https://t.co/A4lRVADkYn

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2019.08.09 22:47 PrinceDakkar Thailand’s Former Leader, Yingluck Shinawatra, in Exile and Wanted at Home, Gets Serbian Citizenship

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2019.08.09 17:30 AutoNewspaperAdmin [World] - Yingluck Shinawatra, Ex-Leader Who Fled Thailand, Gets Serbian Citizenship NY Times

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2019.08.09 17:06 nutshot666 Yingluck Shinawatra, Ex-Leader Who Fled Thailand, Gets Serbian Citizenship

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2019.08.09 17:04 bobcat Yingluck Shinawatra, Ex-Leader Who Fled Thailand, Gets Serbian Citizenship

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2019.08.09 16:58 AutoNewsAdmin [World] - Yingluck Shinawatra, Ex-Leader Who Fled Thailand, Gets Serbian Citizenship

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