Redshirts Gearing Up For Thaksin Birthday Celebration

(25 July) The Redshirts leadership is planning major events celebrating 64th birthday anniversary of the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra this weekend.

Many MPs of the ruling Pheu Thai Party are set to travel to Hong Kong, where the deposed former leader is residing, and attend Mr. Thaksin′s birthday party there, according to source inside the party.

As for other core supporters of Mr. Thaksin who could not make it to the former British colony, they would attend an event organized by the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) to celebrate Mr. Thaksin′s birthday in Bangkok on 27 July. 

The event will be held at Pibul Prachasan School, Din Daeng, featuring many activities like religious ceremony, cutting of huge birthday cake, and speeches delivered by prominent Redshirts leaders such as Ms. Tida Tawornsate, Mr. Jatupon Prompan, and Mr. Weng Tojirakarn.


On 28 July, yet another event marking Mr. Thaksin′s birthday will be held in Chan Pradittararm Temple, on the western bank of Bangkok, while a Redshirts group in Nonthaburi province will host a religious merit making ceremony on behalf of Mr. Thaksin at Chaeng Sirisampan Temple.


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