Opponents of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship accuse the movement of using the death of Ampon ''Ah Kong'' Tangnoppakul as a political tool to further their political agenda. They might be correct.
But if the UDD were to accuse their opponents of using the life of Ah Kong as a political tool, making an example of him to champion the lese majeste law and further the traditional elitist agenda, they might be correct also.
The use of political tools works both ways, and in a democracy, the political-social relationship is one of give and take between the political tools and the tool masters.
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