PAD Payback: Making Yellow Bleed Red

Why Payback?

From 25 November to 3 December 2008 the PAD, the so-called People’s Alliance for Democracy (พันธมิตรประชาชนเพื่อประชาธิปไตย) a/k/a “Yellow Shirts”, was responsible for the closure of one and eventually both airports in Bangkok, Thailand.

During this period the PAD caused massive economic losses to tourism, trade and other vital sectors of the Thai economy as well as significant financial losses and great personal anxiety to hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic travelers as well as uncounted numbers of ordinary Thais.

Although the airports are now reopening, the knock-on effects of the closures will endure for many months and perhaps even years. The nation and its people will continue to suffer economically because of the actions of a few.

It is unclear whether the actions of the PAD and most significantly their senior leadership will ever result in criminal or civil prosecutions. However, their day of financial reckoning is dawning.

The purposes of this web site are very simple:

  • To expose the known business interests of the senior leadership of the PAD
  • To consolidate this information in a concise and easily read format
  • To call for a general boycott of all businesses and endeavours in which PAD leaders are involved
  • To bring to light the names of business associates of the PAD leadership and through these same mechanisms encourage them to disavow and sever their relationships with the PAD leaders.

The tagline of this web site, “Making Yellow Bleed Red” refers only to the common English idiom “to bleed red ink”; that is, to suffer financial losses. We do not encourage or condone physical violence of any sort against any person or property.

This web site has no politcal agenda and will not ally itself with any political party or movement. We respect the autonomy of the Thai nation, the dignity of the Thai people, and the Institution of the Monarchy and the Person of His Majesty. Long Live the King!


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