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Friendly fire

That some of the armed guards associated with the protection of the leaders of the anti-democrat movement might sometimes get blasted and start blasting each other is no surprise. 278 more words

With a major update: Old men’s business

Over the years, it has been remarkable how often General Prem Tinsulanonda seems to time his public appearances to coincide with forthcoming political events. PPT guesses that this is because he is involved in such events, often very deeply and therefore times his appearances for maximum public impact. 1,029 more words

Prem as master

This report from the National News Agency of Thailand is breathtaking for its monarchy-like fawning. While the old political manipulator Prem Tinsulanonda claims to be retired, for all those years, he has manipulated promotions and manipulated his links to the monarchy in order to shape Thailand’s politics. 137 more words

The stupid legacy of the Thai conservatives in language

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

What do Thaksin Shinawatra, Abhisit Vejjajiva, Suthep Thaugsuban, Prayuth Chan-ocha and Prem Tinsulanonda all have in common?

What they all share is the idiotic way in which their names are spelt in English. 679 more words

Thai Politics

The privy council remains interventionist

Privy Council President and former royalist premier General Prem Tinsulanonda may be aged and far less mentally agile than he was a few years ago when he engineered support for the 2006 military coup. 333 more words

Promoting anti-democrats

The Bangkok Post has managed to produce two major articles that promote anti-democracy in Thailand. Oneasks a reasonable question but ends up lauding of murder by anti-democrats and the other is an intervention and strategy document by a regular commentator on Thailand’s politics who usually paints himself as a “democrat,” but does nothing more than support the anti-democrats. 2,125 more words