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In for the long haul II

Some time ago, PPT posted on the military dictatorship being in position for the long haul. Then we were observing that despite claims about “democracy” and an “election” in about 12-15 months, the military dictatorship was likely to maintain control for a very long time. 234 more words

Capturing the constitution

PPT has periods where we get a bit behind and have a backlog of stories we think worthy of posting. We will try to work through that today. 441 more words

The military and new constitutional diapers

Anyone who follows Thailand’s post-coup politics, dominated by The Dictator and his military brass, knew that the task in “reform” is to change the rules of politics to ensure that electoral politics is made subservient to the royalist elite’s interests. 509 more words

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