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Maintaining anti-democracy

NOT a single member of the National Legislative Assembly voiced opposition yesterday to a constitutional clause that would allow a non-MP to become prime minister. 331 more words

Prem and Prayuth

It is always revealing when the other meddling old man appears and babbles a bit. At least General Prem Tinsulanonda can actually still get about and support his favorite cause, the military and anti-democracy. 281 more words

Unelected PM and other anti-democratic plans

We recently posted on the unelected senate that will work to keep the military at the center of power. If that wasn’t sufficient in the rolling back of electoral politics some 25 years, the puppet Constitution Drafting Committee has now… 283 more words

How far back?

PPT has posted several times on the “inspiration” for the military dictatorship’s “governance” model being the era of unelected premier General Prem Tinsulanonda. While the Prem era was no golden era, with limited representation and a premier who ruled with military and palace support so that he treated parliament as a joke and avoided showing up there, it looked like the era The Dictator’s foggy memory considered the model for a throwback Thailand. 283 more words

Sour wine and old green bottles

Tan Hui Yee at the Straits Times has a useful discussion of the constitution drafting charade. We at PPT felt that it was a good follow-up to our earlier comments on the charade where we were disgusted by the… 505 more words

Rancid royalist politics

In the recent past, when the elite has discussed its various constitutions, the sections dealing with the monarchy have been considered “controversial” in the sense that the notion of a constitutional monarchy is poorly developed in Thailand and the current reign has seen a determined effort to limit the constitutional constraints on the monarchy. 536 more words

Coup and monarchy

America’s NBC News chose the coup and its aftermath as one of the “stories, newsmakers, videos and images that defined 2014.” The story at NBC has several video reports attached to it… 813 more words