Updated: Democrat Party dissembling, Puea Thai hopelessness

28 06 2012

Leader of the opportunistic Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva and several of his best buddies have again demonstrated their capacity for dissembling.

At the Bangkok Post, it is reported that the NASA-proposed project has been canceled. PPT has no particular position on the project but point out the opportunism and desperation of the Democrat Party and the hopelessness of the Puea Thai government.

PPT has shown in two recent posts, here and here, that several governments, including the one led by Abhisit and his so-called Democrat Party, have allowed continuing US use of the Utapao base for all kinds of previously undisclosed military purposes.

A couple of days ago, an editorial at the Bangkok Post stated:

… Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut has emerged as an outright opponent of this scientific endeavour. Mr Chavanond has engaged in questionable tactics, but one stands out. He owes the foreign minister an apology for claiming that Mr Surapong “lied” when he said that China allowed Nasa to make flights from Hong Kong. China did exactly that, as early as 2001, less than four years after regaining sovereignty of the former British colony.

Mr Chavanond’s party leader, former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva, has toyed with the issue of U-tapao flights. He should now take the correct stand and back them.

Chavanond is a loudmouthed liar on many things. The comment that Abhisit “toyed” with the idea of flights is incorrect, for as shown by Wikileaks cables, his government allowed hundreds of flights a year.

But the Democrat Party cabal gets worse. In another Bangkok Post story, Abhisit shouts that “critics did not oppose Nasa’s request to use U-tapao airport for its programme…”. The Post editorial seems to deny that.

He was joined by his Eton debating partner Deputy party leader Korn Chatikavanij who took the “its all about Thaksin Shinawatra” lie when he said: “… I doubt there is no hidden agenda…”. We doubt he was taught to dissemble like this at Eton.

Meanwhile, party spokesman-cum-obnoxious blowhard Chavanond:

called for the removal of Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul and Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi for distorting facts and lying to the public about the shipment of equipment for use in the weather research project.

Every single thing that Chavanond has bleated on this controversy has been plagiarized from yellow shirts and their media.

His DemoPAD/PADocrat Party saw yet another chance of getting the courts involved in actions against a pro-Thaksin party under Article 190 of the constitution. That is their single opportunistic motivation, and they know the Constitutional Court is with them.

Abhisit also claimed that it “was absurd that the government was pointing the finger of blame at the opposition for doing its job…”. And then he added: “Why doesn’t the government back down on the reconciliation or charter amendment bills? Things would have been better…”. Frankly, Abhisit is simply pointing out that the opposition is not doing its job, unless that is simply doing  the ultra-royalist work.

But what of the government? They are equally hopeless. And those who voted for them are left hopeless. It matters little that the issue is NASA. Rather, the Yingluck Shinawatra government’s continuing demonstration of spinelessness in the face of ultra-royalist threats is simply pathetic.

Yingluck, Yongyuth and the boss

We have to agree with Education Minister Suchart Tadathamrongvej when he states that this government is finished by the end of the year. The riposte to him from Puea Thai boss Yongyuth Wichaidit that the government will last its full term confirms that, six months or three more years, the  government has had it. Whether it is the Constitutional Court dissolving the party, which we expect, or a full term, the government is finished.

PPT takes this view because the only way the Yingluck government can stay as at the whim of the ultra-royalists, military and palace. Doing their work for them means that the election of July 2011 was pretty much a waste of time. We don’t think those who voted for Puea Thai voted for a bunch of toadies who do the work of royalists. What good is staying in office if the party simply betrays its supporters again and again?

Update: PPT refrained from commenting on People’s Alliance for Democracy madness on the Utapao-NASA issue. Bangkok Pundit has a post on it, although we wonder if mad conspiracies deserves serious attention.


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20 08 2012
Kavi goes off, loves Abhisit, hates Yingluck, hates electors « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] PPT has been critical of Yingluck Shinawatra and her administration (for example, here, here and here). However, we feel that Kavi’s account is simply a piece of undisguised political […]

20 08 2012
Kavi goes off, loves Abhisit, hates Yingluck, hates electors « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] PPT has been critical of Yingluck Shinawatra and her administration (for example, here, here and here). However, we feel that Kavi’s account is simply a piece of undisguised political […]




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