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Missing the point

One of the problems that faces “academics,” in Thailand and elsewhere, is that when they become media pundits they over-reach and write about things that aren’t based on their “comparative advantage,” which is writing about things they have actually researched. 652 more words

Prem and The Dictator

Soon after the 22 May 2014 coup, there were claims that General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s seizing of power was not particularly appreciated by the Old Man who thinks he runs the royalist elite, General Prem Tinsulanonda. 256 more words

Jaran charged with lese majeste

For a couple of days social media has been saying that the military dictatorship was charging former Human Rights Commissioner Jaran Ditapichai under Article 112. 187 more words

Anti-democrat promotes “reform”

What do you get when anti-democrats shout about reform? Pretty much what would be expected. You get all kinds of proposals that limit democracy and deliver power to unelected elites. 420 more words

Rewarding the anti-democrats II

Yesterday we posted on the rewards dished out to anti-democrats by placing them in the military dictatorship’s puppet National Reform Council.

A report at The Nation stresses… 569 more words

Updated: Generals and their money

Being a general offers numerous opportunities for capital accumulation.

The Nation reveals that four of the generals who are members of the puppet National Legislative Assembly are multimillionaires despite having been soldiers all their lives. 238 more words

Prem and the politicized monarchy

Everybody knows that General Prem Tinsulanonda, former unelected premier, former army boss and now Privy Council President, is a political busybody. He always meddled in Army promotions, boosting his favorites and palace flunkies. 244 more words