Jatuporn’s best days may be behind him

There is a lot riding on veteran activist Jatuporn Prompan kick-starting a mass protest targeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s ouster. But if Mr Jatuporn thought that because he chairs the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) he could count on the support of the red shirts to solidify the campaign against the government, he may be heading for disappointment. For one thing, the intensity of the red shirt movement’s activism that served as a dominant force in politics a decade ago has paled against the evolving political situation of today, according to academics. Also, so…

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