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General Pisarn Wattanawongkiri in Canberra

johnboy 3 November 2008 16

The ANU’s New Mandala is asking hard questions about what the Thai General, Pisarn Wattanawongkiri, is doing in Canberra.

He’s of especial interest having been found jointly responsible for a massacre at the Tak Bai police station in which at least 77 people died.

So do any of you know if this visit involves more than presiding over Buddhist ceremonies?


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Granny Granny 9:12 am 04 Nov 08

*guffaw*

!!

Jammer1 Jammer1 8:57 am 04 Nov 08

Pisarn Wattanawongkiri came here to make a name for himself!

Granny Granny 6:21 pm 03 Nov 08

At least!

: )

PM PM 6:04 pm 03 Nov 08

Stanhope’s Human rights Act was a plot for world domination!

Granny Granny 6:00 pm 03 Nov 08

Yes, you’re right! They are only seeking reparations from the ACT. They probably have a better chance in our court system ….

*chuckle*

PM PM 5:56 pm 03 Nov 08

Granny said :

Perhaps he’s come to declare war against us like in ‘The Mouse That Roared’.

*tee hee*

I love that film! Now is he trying to get Australia to declare war? Stanhope might declare it instead – it’d be the entry into federal-level politics he’s been longing for 🙂

Granny Granny 5:48 pm 03 Nov 08

Perhaps he’s come to declare war against us like in ‘The Mouse That Roared’.

*tee hee*

poptop poptop 5:45 pm 03 Nov 08

Does he have a bus?

PM PM 5:37 pm 03 Nov 08

Who knows – he might have family here…?

I guess if it’s unannounced, it’s likely to be private/personal. The stalking of tourists is hardly going to improve what others think of Canberra as a tourist destination.

Granny Granny 5:09 pm 03 Nov 08

“Don’t mention the war ….”

*chuckle*

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 5:07 pm 03 Nov 08

Well, it would be impolitic for our Government to bring up any crimes he may or may not have committed, especially as he has never had the extent of his involvement been investigated by his own Government, just named as a probable by the independent inquiry.

As to why he’s here, who knows, maybe he’s here to tell the story?
He’s unlikely to be charged, it could be a quick way to further profit from it, he could claim this as a business trip…

Maybe he kept a few souvernirs or enough heads to make his own map, and is trying to solicit enough international interest in turning the site into a tourist attraction, like the Cambodians and their favourite “Hill of Poison Bushes”, Tuol Sleng.
(Possibly not safe for work, unless you work for Amnesty: http://www.tuolsleng.com/)

Granny Granny 5:01 pm 03 Nov 08

I think he heard about the RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl, but got the date wrong.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:59 pm 03 Nov 08

Or, he could be new skilled migrant arriving in town to take up a job as a Magistrate?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:31 pm 03 Nov 08

Maybe he wants to see for himself why Canberra isn’t a top tourist destination?

johnboy johnboy 4:29 pm 03 Nov 08

Well we knew why W was here.

PBO PBO 4:02 pm 03 Nov 08

If George Bush was allowed here then why not Pisarn Wattanawongkiri? I am sure George Bush has more blood on his hands.

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