It had been about a week since Yingluck was toppled from power in Thailand, with about 80% to 90% of global press, such as Wall Street Journal and New York Times, calling her ousting, the result of a “Judicial Coup.” The first picture is of Yingluck taking her son, shopping at Promenade Resort Mall, in Chiang Mai, where Yingluck comes from.
Khao Sod (Source), a Thai newspaper for the grassroots that broke the first picture of Yingluck since topple, says Yingluck looked, “Re-freshed and as beautiful as ever.” Khaso Sod reports many people at the mall, went to greet Yingluck and asked for signature, where, Khao Sod, reported many praised Yingluck for her patience and tolerance, not using violence, against the Suthep’s movement (Called similar to Mussolini’s movement by Cato Institute and Forbes Magazine) protest to outs her, where the protesters often turn to violent and blatantly broke many serious law. Khao Sod quotes a radio station in Chiang Mai, saying Yingluck is a “Hero” of the Thai people.
While Yingluck went shopping, however, perhaps “Spinning A Presentable Face” Thailand’s Central Bank governor, Prasarn, told the Bangkok Post yesterday, quote: “The Thai economy can withstand the prolonged domestic political uncertainties in the short run thanks to the country’s strong fundamentals.”
That political crisis, says Gwynne Dyer, a syndicated columnist in some 50 countries, on May 08, 2014, is about, quote: “If you are trying to get rid of your country’s legitimately elected government, it helps to have the constitutional court, the national anti-corruption commission and the election commission on your side. And Thailand’s constitutional court has come through for the opposition once again: It has just ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine of her cabinet ministers for improperly removing a civil servant from office.This is the latest move in an eight-year campaign by the old political establishment and its middle-class supporters in Bangkok to destroy a populist party — twice renamed and currently called Pheu Thai — that has won every election since 2001. The street protests by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) that have intermittently paralyzed Bangkok since last November get the headlines, but the courts remain an indispensable weapon too.”
And Thailand now?
Thailand Faces Leadership Crisis as Civil War Threatens in Bangkok, says Lindsay Murdoch; Fairfax Media SE Asia Correspondent, on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Lindsey reported: “Supporters of Thailand’s besieged government have warned of civil war as the country’s army chief said the military is ready to act but only as a last resort to end worsening political unrest. Pro-government red shirts leader Jatuporn Prompan told thousands of supporters massing on the outskirts of the Thai capital that if state agencies bend to the demands of anti-government protesters and install their own prime minister, ”we will escalate our fight . . . we will not stand for it”. Since anti-government protesters took to the streets last November, red shirt leaders have urged their supporters to show restraint, fearing confrontation would prompt intervention by the military. Anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban, wanted on charges of treason, has set up headquarters with the permission of the army at Government House, Thailand’s seat of power, and is demanding that Thai courts and the Senate appoint a new prime minister by Monday. He warned that if his demand is not fulfilled his movement would do ”something” to make it happen. Mr Jatuporn said appointing an un-elected prime minister ”will inflict crisis on the nation, because the only solution for Thailand is democracy under the king as head of state”. ”I want my voice to be heard by the presidents of three courts and the Senate . . . that you are going to create disaster in the nation,” he said. ”You are going to create a serious crisis that could lead to civil war that no one wants to see.”
On Promenade Resort Mall:
Imagine open air resort style retail with a contemporary multiple level air-conditioned mall. Promenade Resort Mall Chiang Mai is truly the best of both worlds and a whole new world. Get ready to be wowed. Prepare to discover more of everything. Promenade is the first resort-style air-conditioned shopping mall in Thailand. It is combined with an open-air tropical park with terraces, music and shows, fairs and much more. The project is built on 58 rai of land and has been designed to blend in with the vibrant city lifestyle and surrounding “close-to-nature” feel of Chiang Mai.
ECC International Real Estate (ECC), the developer of Promenade Mall, is the embodiment of the experience and expertise amassed by the ECC Group over the course of the Promenada project and other property developments. This subsidiary focuses on the development and management of real estate in new up-and-coming markets. ECC International Real Estate is supported in these activities by local branches in – at present – Poland, Bulgaria, Vietnam and Thailand. With qualified staff in various regional offices and the assistance of external local experts, ECC is able to thoroughly research all of its investment projects, enabling it to achieve the optimum balance between risk and return. ECC believes in its investments – which is why it always acquires a financial stake in its own projects.
ECC International (ROH) Limited, a company under the ECC Group, is the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) licensed manager of the Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai.
ECC started with a vision by Dutch entrepreneur Dion L.J. Heijmans some 20 years ago. Heijmans was one of the first to understand that the combination of the improving economy in Central and Eastern Europe – especially in Poland – and the lack of retail and office space complying with international standards offered some major opportunities. In the 1990s, Heijmans was able to carry out various ambitious office developments in the city of Warsaw. Heijmans’ projects were developed for the purpose of both operation and sale. In 1991 the first office building developed by Heijmans was inaugurated by Albert, the future King of Belgium, leading a Belgian trade mission of some 50 entrepreneurs to Poland. Partly also as a result of Heijmans’ efforts to point out the opportunities offered by the Polish real estate market, developers from Belgium have invested over EUR 2 billion in Polish real estate up to the present day.