PM Yingluck's 10 Year Old Son Targeted By Protesters
By Khaosod English
BANGKOK: -- A group of anti-government protesters has attempted to ambush the 10 year old son of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at his school.
A source inside Prime Minister′s security team told Khaosod that some parents at the school who are hostile to the government have organised the campaign to blow their whistles at the boy, Supasek Amornchat, when he arrives at the school.
The group also sometimes shouted verbal abuse at Ms. Yingluck′s son, but the source did not say how long has the practice been going on.
The latest incident of harassment was said to take place on the afternoon of 28 November, when a black pick-up truck, bearing license plate registered in Surat Thani province - a stronghold of the Democrat-led anti-government protests - pulled up at the school compound.
4-5 men wearing black shirts with Thai flag headband were seen sitting inside the car, but they left the school as soon as a security guard approached them to inquire about their visit. Security officials believe the men were planning to ambush PM Yingluck′s son with their symbolic protests.
Police officers in Wang Thong Lang district of Bangkok also told Khaosod that there had been a bomb threat made to a school in the area where Supasek regularly attends for tutorial sessions.
-- KHAOSOD English 2013-11-30
279 replies to this topic
Posted 2013-11-30 09:17:42
PM Yingluck's 10 Year Old Son Targeted By Protesters
Posted 2013-11-30 09:21:07
That is too low for comfort...and shame on the parents of his school mates if they are also intimidating him. Keep it civil people.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:27:12
i dare say there are lots of cctv cameras in the area...so show the the abusers and whistle blowers then i will believe..until then as far as i am concerned this is no more the BS
Posted 2013-11-30 09:27:29
Thats a shame , this poor boy has nothing to do with his mum political career , very bad to treat him that way.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:28:07
IF this is true, it is a despicable act. It matters not which side allegedly did this, the perpetrators should be hunted down and dealt with in a court of law (AH! Serious flaw here!). Children should never be allowed to be embroiled in this battle, neither as protagonists nor as casualties - or worse as victims.
We await proof of the allegation....until then, keep cool. I suspect that there will be many more such stories - some true, some propaganda - emanating from both sides in the war of words. After all, today is the day when the reds are supposed to have a big rally, but there numbers are very poor. What better way to boost their failing fortunes than to get some emotive headlines out there. Let's wait for evidence.
Edited by Rob8891, 2013-11-30 09:35:02.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:29:23
Those courageous people fighting to destroy democracy are also attacking children?
I usually prefer to post rather light hearted comments... But in this case I really find it disgusting >_>
Not only they are criminals, now their cowardice has also come to light.
A 10 years old boy as a target? Shame on these cowards !
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Posted 2013-11-30 09:31:32
A group of anti-government protesters has attempted to ambush the 10 year old son of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at his school.
With the way this article states the above as a fact, you are expecting to read that protesters were apprehended as they made their ambush attempt, and the police then found evidence of their plans, and then the protesters confessed.... or something along those lines. Instead what the article goes on to reveal is simply that some dodgy looking people were spotted in the area... urm... and that is it. The rest, including what is stated above as a hard fact, is simply speculation... and speculation that is coming from a source with a vested interest in trying to illicit public sympathy for the supposed victim.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:31:36
Unfair to target a 10-year-old, for the misdeeds of his Mum & Uncle.
But these were fellow-parents, of other kids at the school, not outside-protesters.
So what to do, when even some of your fellow-parents think you should go, after the 'suspended' amnesty-bill & attempt to rig the Senate, perhaps a nice bomb-threat like old Uncle tried ?
Or consider relocating, to a school in the Gulf, perhaps ?
Posted 2013-11-30 09:32:06
Some idiots have no sense at all. Going after kids is not on.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:33:39
This is all fantasy and propaganda, that place would be riddled with cameras and security. Everything would have been captured, yet they present no proof whatsoever. On top of that, the parents who have their children at such a hi-so establishment would be way above heckling as they would also be hi-so people.
None of it has a shred of credibility about it. Just another pawn in the propaganda game..... shame on them!
You lot can be fooled by this, but I certainly am not.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:34:19
A very strange story. Can't help wondering if it or any part of it is true. Was it planted by the government to make the protesters look evil. The 4 or 5 men in black shirts could have anybody and not even the protesters.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:36:49
This kind of thing has been on the cards for some days now, since Suthep reached a fork in the road, between peaceful massprotest and overthrow-the-enemy type of rhetoric. You can't just fire people up like he has done most recently, without there being repercussions. I am still perplexed as to why he chose this wrong fork in the road, when the destination can only be a very bitter and tragic one.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:37:00
Totally agree, leave the "poor" boy alone and his father. It's mummy's problem.
No blood on the front gate either.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:37:01
Number one sucker.
You pretend to swallow this shallow propaganda dribble because it fits with your narrative.
Not impressed at all... work harder if you want any of your posts to show any credibility.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:43:18
AMBUSH---the 10 year old, if you believe this you believe anything.
If any whistle blowing or other means then that is wrong, BUT the PM must understand that she and her family are targets, the kid should have tutoring at home until the conflict ends.
Did hear that the PM was going to Russia, how many trips has she had to date--meaning how long has she been away from her child ???? she is not here enough to take care of the country let alone her boy.
Sorry to posters that disagree with this post-BUT I would have thought at this state of play any normal parent would NOT expose the kid to allow people to intimidate him. It is not his fault, but why not think PM about his welfare first.
In normal circumstances this would not occur--but this is not a normal situ. Prevention better than cure. Up to you PM but I would have made different arrangements for the kid at this time.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:44:25
All he said she said from PTP. Nothing has happened, they are just pimping out YL's son to try and get sympathy for her and her family.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:46:26
Firstly, there is no proof in this article of anyone being attacked. In fact, there is not really any proof of anything. Just some statements from Yingluck's security team.
Secondly, since when do Thaksin supporters have a problem with criminality and cowardice?
Posted 2013-11-30 09:46:26
correct gerald..read it again though...not a shred of proof....if it were correct i would agree with you for once..but this is thai media,you have to sieve the shit out first and see whats left..i,d wager a mars bar their wont be anything left to see.
Edited by winstonc, 2013-11-30 09:50:19.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:47:35
Right, so not anybody at the school nor any independent witnesses whatsover
Serendipity! A pick up with Surat Thani plates of all places. Who'd of thought it!
Of course, they were wearing Thai flag headbands in their Surat Thani pick up and shouting at the boy, there were four of them, yet when the security guard went to them they fled. Seems they wanted to keep some kind of 'low profile'
When was that then? If it was within the last week then I'm quite surprised not to hear about an evacuated school, particularly as Yingluck's son could easily have been there, since he regularly attends.
Hold on, I think I might smell something...
Total lack of information, third hand anonymous sources from the 'Prime Minister's security team'
*cough* http://www.thaivisa....ith-protesters/ (and shoddily done)
Edited by rwdrwdrwd, 2013-11-30 09:49:27.
Posted 2013-11-30 09:48:09
"if" this is indeed true, then it is indeed a lowly act. But I fear this is yet more propaganda from the newly uprated war room.
If it was true, I believe they would have numerous images caught on camera and have already arrested people. Until such time as this actually happens, I'll treat everything that comes out of this Govt's mouth with a large dose of skepticism. With the low red protest numbers currently being seen, this comes at just the right time to rile people up even further.
Posted 2013-11-30 10:02:31
This sounds like the old psychological operation of filling the press with propaganda. Yes there were people in the area with whistles, and there were anti-government demonstrators in the area. There are anti-government demonstrators all over Thailand and they have whistles. This does not indicate that they were targeting the little rich kid. with police body guards.Could it be that one of the traffic police in the area blew his whistle, and they thought it was a demonstrator?
Posted 2013-11-30 10:03:47
Yes, it's all very murky. I can believe the part about some parents taking things too far, not sure about 'ambush attempts' or bomb plots. However, true or, it was rather foolish of DP spokesperson Mallika Boonmetrakul to defend whistling at Yingluck's son, because it might make him wonder why his parents were so hated. Not the first time she's put her foot in it, and I note that she's wisely decided to delete that tweet.
Posted 2013-11-30 10:09:45
A unidentified source from the Prime Minister's security team is/was the source of this, 'Rumor'.???? Forgive me for being a 'doubting Thomas', but the history of this family.s "truthful information" proganda groups has about as much credibility as some of the Prime minister and her Cabinet member promises. Assination attempts, beheadings, make you wealthly, no corruption, we have made your life better, etc.
The low point of any humans life is when. they are willing to donate a offspring/sibling for their own gain, be it financial, political, or social. In the Shin family's case they have all three avenues.
Posted 2013-11-30 10:10:04
Relocate to a school in the Gulf, now that's funny!
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