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‘Ko Tee’ guns ‘stolen in 2010 protest’

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‘Ko Tee’ guns ‘stolen in 2010 protest’
By THE NATION

 

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Wutthipong or "Ko Tee"

 

DSI claims weapons also hidden at Dhammakaya temple building

 

BANGKOK: -- SOME OF THE firearms seized from a fugitive red-shirt leader’s house were snatched from the Army by protesters during the 2010 political upheaval, Pol Colonel Paisit Wongmuang, chief of Department of Special Investigation (DSI), said yesterday.

 

The raid by troops and police targeting Wutthipong Kacha-thamkhun, alias “Ko Tee”, in Pathum Thani province on Saturday, allegedly unearthed a large cache of weapons including four M-16 rifles, one M79 grenade launcher, 13 other guns, and about 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

 

Three red-shirt banners and other material deemed to violate the lese majeste law were also found.

 

“After checking the firearms, we found that they belonged to the Army and were snatched by protesters during the demonstration in May 2010,” Paisit said. 

 

He was referring to the protest by the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship, also known as red shirts, calling for then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to step down. As the protests escalated, the government mounted a crackdown, resulting in deaths of civilians and soldiers. 

 

Terrorism charges

 

Authorities believe Wutthipong is hiding in Laos. Referring to a Thai request for Laos to deport him, Paisit said that if he returned to Thailand he would be charged with terrorism.

 

Wutthipong has also been linked to the controversial and recently besieged Dhammakaya Temple in Pathum Thani, as he pledged in a YouTube programme to provide weapons to help the temple. Authorities have tried to enter the temple to find and arrest former abbot Phra Dhammachayo on charges including money laundering.

 

Paisit said that intelligence reports from the DSI, Army and police suggested that core red-shirt leaders in the 2010 protests had been seen near Dhammakaya Temple. Meanwhile, a DSI source said police requests to search Boonraksa Building inside the temple had been rejected because there were weapons belonging to the red-shirt leaders hidden there. The temple only permitted a search after the weapons had been moved out of the building, the source claimed.

 

Police yesterday continued their raids in nine locations in seven provinces in a hunt for more weapons possibly connected to Wutthipong.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30309720

 
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Weapons stolen 7 years ago and still hidden away ... 
 
Sure.
 
The Junta must think that Thais are stupid and will believe any old nonsense that the Junta spits out... 

I don't think anyone really cares less. It' obvious to everyone that the present government hate the red shirts and probably no suprise that they found weapons the other day. No, I doubt your average Somchai gives one hoot, just another news story to watch on breakfast tv. A bit of light entertainment.

Now, remember when a few months back the tv stopped showing Thai movies due to the sad event. Well I know many were missing their soap opera. If you mess with their soap opera then the average Thai will sit up and notice. Oh and if you block facebook the average Thai will notice. And maybe if you legalise gambling the Thais will notice. But anything about Ko Tee, red shirts, Thaksin and the ufo temple is just breakfast news entertainment. No one gives a Ship.
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:cheesy: ... thanks for that photo - again!

That's 'Che for the poor' strike 2 ...  :crazy: 

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A machete wielding taxi driver

(just another possible headline}

 

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It doesn't matter whether people believe what the Government says or not. Or whether the weapons charges stick or not won't matter. The 2nd charge always does stick, and cannot be discussed. Game over.

 

Might be better to lock this thread for that reason.

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The police colonel revealed: “After checking the firearms, we found that they belonged to the Army  ..."

 

Right! Stop right there. That's all we need to know!

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10 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

It was up to the police to investigate this theft. And we know where their loyalties lie. Thus, nothing was done. 

are you their official spokesman?

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11 minutes ago, AGareth2 said:

are you their official spokesman?

http://tastythailand.com/thailands-red-shirt-protesters-beat-back-military-and-steal-their-weapons/

 

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Later, some soldiers arrived to shake hands with the protesters (it’s common knowledge in Thailand many soldiers and police support the red shirts and not the current government the red shirts are fighting) and congratulate them on their win.

 

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3 hours ago, klauskunkel said:

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A machete wielding taxi driver

(just another possible headline}

 

Freedom for Tooting

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3 minutes ago, Golden Triangle said:

Freedom for Tooting

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Good old Wolfie Smith.

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Democracy.............. with a machete in one hand and UAE Dirhams in the other.

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ID: 20   Posted (edited)

It took them over six years to find the weapons, this does not bode well for the little issue of finding a certain monk in Phatum Thani. Please tell me that sage isn't going to drag on for over six years :(

Edited by sjaak327
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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Three red-shirt banners and other material deemed to violate the lese majeste law were also found.

 

Gift wrapped and name tagged all in one neat parcel amazing. 

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7 hours ago, craigt3365 said:

People this guy are threatening give a Ship.  And for good reason.  He's made it clear he has an underground army that is armed.  And wants to use it.

 

Guns last a long time.  And are expensive.  Not unusual to have them stored for future use.  Every government does this.

And are expensive.

 

right. And that is why this story of weapons from 7 years ago is so unbelievable, ... well, that and the complete lack of integrity and honesty that can be expected from anyone in power who has an obvious self-interest in the outcome of any particular affair.  This latter point being an issue that crosses all color-coded factions in Thailand.

 

The military are not geniuses. If I were betting on this, then I would put money on planted weapons and paraphernalia ... wouldn't you?

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10 hours ago, tbthailand said:

Weapons stolen 7 years ago and still hidden away ... 

 

Sure.

 

The Junta must think that Thais are stupid and will believe any old nonsense that the Junta spits out... 

They aren't:ohmy:

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58 minutes ago, tbthailand said:

And are expensive.

 

right. And that is why this story of weapons from 7 years ago is so unbelievable, ... well, that and the complete lack of integrity and honesty that can be expected from anyone in power who has an obvious self-interest in the outcome of any particular affair.  This latter point being an issue that crosses all color-coded factions in Thailand.

 

The military are not geniuses. If I were betting on this, then I would put money on planted weapons and paraphernalia ... wouldn't you?

I only know the red shirts were a violent group with weapons just like those captured.  Caches like this have been found for years all over Thailand.  Not all are planted.  Guaranteed.

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