Like former lovers reunited, the Democrat Party and the People’s Alliance for Democracy have announced that they are back together and plan a public embrace on lese majeste and “loyalty.”
Of course, they were never really apart, have surreptitious but passionate meetings during their supposed separation on things like Cambodia.
Democrat Party deputy spokesperson Jitphat (or Chitpas) Bhirombhakdi has joined the Nitirat bashing and political use of the monarchy (again) by calling on “Thais to rally to pledge loyalty to His Majesty the King and to oppose amendment to the lese-majesty law.”
We guess pledging loyalty to a monarch is fine while a monarchy pledging loyalty to a constitution is like unprotected sex, a no no.
Jitphat has called the rally at the Royal Plaza on Saturday. She added “that it was her personal campaign and had not been sanctioned by the Democrats.” Hopefully she has resigned. Probably not, but nobody believes this bogus claim anyway.
Her plan, supported by PAD acolytes like Tul Sitthisomwong will take part. They will join hands and “pledge loyalty to the King” before signing “names to express opposition to the planned amendment of the Criminal Code Article 112, which the Nitiraj group is pushing for…”.
Jitphat seems to think that the Nitirat proposals “violated the monarchy.” Others planning to join the royalist engagement apparently “include students of Chitralada School and members of the We Love the King Facebook page.”
Have the students at the palace school replaced the Privy Council in providing palace sanction for these events and alliances?
We are sure that the public reconciliation will be an important event as it is showing the kind of royalist coalition that was so significant prior to the coup in 2006 and again when PAD were supported in their parliament and airports occupations.