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“Good corruption”

We think the royalist and yellow-hued media we are reading is a reasonably good reflective of the anti-democrat position on corruption. To be blunt, the broad consensus is that the military regime’s nepotism, corruption and its lack of transparency is a “small price” to pay for keeping the hated Thaksin Shinawatra and the feared red shirts at bay. 623 more words

Updated: No investigations allowed

Prachatai has a remarkable report on the military junta’s approach to corruption and regime maintenance.

It reports that the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Public Prosecutor Commission (DPPC) has been removed from his position after “he supported a call to investigate corruption allegations against the junta leader’s brother.” 238 more words

The Dictator’s (in)security

In a story at the Bangkok Post, from quite a few days ago, discussing The Dictator’s appointment of close political allies to core military positions, there was a note on General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s insecurity and his huge security detail. 237 more words

No names, no transparency

Khaosod has a detailed report on the Hawaii trip arranged for General Prawit Wongsuwan. This little piece of arrogance and opacity is creating considerable public debate. 272 more words

Flights to Hawaii

The Bangkok Post reports that, as expected, the Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has defended the extravagant use of taxpayer funds for Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and his 38-member “entourage” to fly on a… 246 more words

More on mutual back scratching

When arrogant military types take over and run a country, they tend to become more arrogant. They also like to make life comfortable for themselves and their cronies. 387 more words

Everlasting military rule

That’s the plan. Okay, we have known that The Dictator and is clique plan to control things for some time to come. It seems. however, that following “victory” in the “referendum,” the Dictatorial Clique – the junta – has decided that they are “popular” and are seeking to extend their rule well into the future. 429 more words