No shame

30 12 2012

The Nation has a short story that quotes two senators. Senator Prasarn Marukaphitak is reported to have criticized Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for a range of things but most especially for being for her lack of independence, being under the influence of her brother, Thaksin. Senate vice president Surachai Liengboonlertchai criticized her for serving “politicians” rather than the country, essentially making the criticism of the royalist Democrat Party.

PPT would have thought that the these two senators would have had at least a little self-reflection before making such statements that suggest they have no shame and very, very thick faces. Let’s begin with the fact that these are two unelected senators criticizing the elected prime minister. These two men are appointed to their positions without ever having to face the scrutiny of the electorate. Prasarn is a businessman appointed from the “professional sector.”  Surachai is a lawyer appointed from the “private sector.” Both owe their position to the military junta and its undemocratic constitution and are the least likely to be “independent” in political position and serve the interests of the royalist elite. Prasarn is an outspoken member of the so-called group of 40 ultra-royalists senators.

The only possible way for these unelected flunkies to show political independence would be for them to resign their unelected, undemocratic positions. That will never happen for they serve their masters and have no shame and operate with their usual set of double standards.

 

 


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18 05 2015
On May 1992, part II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Group of 40 Senators, mostly unelected after 2007, who are ultra-royalists and deeply yellow. So is Prasarn. Panadda is a devoted royalist, specialized in self-promotion and a dedicated restorationist, […]

18 05 2015
On May 1992, part II | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Group of 40 Senators, mostly unelected after 2007, who are ultra-royalists and deeply yellow. So is Prasarn. Panadda is a devoted royalist, specialized in self-promotion and a dedicated restorationist, […]