"I didn't expect that this will happen. I came here as prime minister but left as an unemployed man. "That's fine that no one gives me a job. I volunteered to work but the didn't want to give me (the) job, so it's fine."
"The current government administration has caused conflicts and undermined the harmony of the people as never before in history. Each side is determined to win by any means, and discord has shown a tendency to escalate.
Many people have been suspicious about the actions of the national administration under a constitutional monarchy.
The nation has been governed in a corrupt manner. Independent agencies have been dominated by politics. The constitutional intention is unserved.
This has led to political activities becoming problem-plagued on many fronts and the siutation had worsened to the point where violations against His Majesty the King are in danger of occurring. This is despite efforts by many sections of society to resolve the problem. The efforts have been pacified the growing tension, however. For this reason, the Democratic Reform Council with the monarch as its head, with comprises the armed forces leaders and chief of the Royal Thai Police office, has found it imperative to seize the power of government from this point onward. The council is steadfast in its objective, which is not to take over the government permanently and it will return power to the people as soon as possible.
The council is committed to preserving peace and security and to upholding the monarchy.
But the Khmer Rouge are guilty of the crimes they committed against their own people — it was Khmer killing Khmer
One thing that is not seen much in watchdog media is the element of fun.
'Let us take actions now and save our children and grandchildren from facing a potential catastrophe. Let us not be remembered as the most selfish generation of the new millennium.'
You shouldn't go any farther. They are animals.
Nothing that they have said in the last 20 years would suggest that they will back down.
"I do not think Burma will care (about international pressure), because it does not really depend on anyone. Burma has been taking care of itself all along. It does not accept interference from outside. . . . If we (Thailand) get involved, that will undermine our relationship. - Gen Sondhi Boonyaratglin, Thai Army chief and leader of the Sep 19, 2006 coup
"It is so like the rolling mass action that eventually toppled apartheid in South Africa." Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on the wave of protest in Burma.