Constitution Court can’t help itself

24 06 2012

Yesterday PPT posted on the Constitutional Court’s irretrievable bias in favor of the royalist elite. To reinforce that perpsective, we point to a story at The Nation and widely available in the media that the “Office of the Constitution Court” has petitioned the Criminal Court to revoke the bail granted to red shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan on “terrorism” charges.

It needs to be understood that Jatuporn is the red shirt that the royalists and ultra-royalists hate the most. This is because he is a charismatic speaker and outspoken.

The Constitutional Court judges want Jatuporn behind bars

Court spokesman Somrit Chaiwong said the court was seeking to have Jatuporn locked up yet again because he posed some kind of “threat” to the judges. It is not clear from the various reports what particular “threat” Jatuporn is meant to have made or when, for reports refer to recent days and also to a much earlier period. However, it seems that the Court is using comments made on 7 June when red shirts called for the judges to be impeached.

The Criminal Court has accepted the petition stating that “Jatuporn’s behaviour, which has received media attention, had an impact on society and affected his bail conditions.”

Somewhat unbelievably, the highly political Constitutional Court president Wasan Soypisudh said the judges were not in any way involved, and it was just their Office making the complaint. Wasan seems to think that Thailand is full of gullible dullards or he’s simply an arrogant elitist himself.

PPT guesses that this is the judges way of killing two birds with one stone. They get to lock Jatuporn up again and they will also prevent him from possibly standing for a by-election that he’d win. It was only in mid-May that the Constitutional Court came up with a bizarre ruling to have Jatuporn stripped of his status as a party list MP, so the continuing pattern of the court’s bias is readily seen. The judges personal hatred of Jatuporn is palpable.


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