A royal and red politics

16 11 2010

The Nation has an intriguing story on Prince Chulcherm Yugala, Chavalit Yongchaiyuth and red shirt/Puea Thai Party politics.

The prince has been forced to deny “speculation about any political aspirations, saying due to his lineage, he is devoted to serving the Royal Family.” He added: “I am a royal, how can I get involved in politics?” Constitutionally, princes are able to be involved in politics.

The speculation arose when Chavalit gave indications that a senior prince was coming over to his party. Chulcherm is also linked to former Thai Rak Thai Party heavyweight Sudarat Keyuraphan, who the prince says he knows from royal-initiated projects. He says he has known Chavalit since he was the Army commander.

Of course, he claims that these contacts have “nothing to do with politics.” He also affirmed Chavalit’s loyalty to the monarchy.

A variant on the story is here, where Chavalit denies politics is involved. Even so, in the current political climate, this is hot stuff.


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16 11 2010
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16 03 2018
Ultra-royalists vs. NKOTB | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] It isn’t Chulcherm’s first political brush. Back then there were thoughts he was a reddish prince, but that’s all gone now and Chulcherm avers a politics that is distinctly driven by 1932 concerns for the monarchy. He seems to claim not just blood links but political alliances with dead king, that king’s dead sister, queen and current king. […]

16 03 2018
Ultra-royalists vs. NKOTB | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] It isn’t Chulcherm’s first political brush. Back then there were thoughts he was a reddish prince, but that’s all gone now and Chulcherm avers a politics that is distinctly driven by 1932 concerns for the monarchy. He seems to claim not just blood links but political alliances with dead king, that king’s dead sister, queen and current king. […]